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My humble homage to International Women's Day
03-08-2018, 12:14 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2018 12:29 PM by hp41cx.)
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My humble homage to International Women's Day
Without your ability to lead and intelligence, maybe we would never have an HP-71B.
Many thanks Janet Placido for making a boy happier. :-)

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03-08-2018, 12:26 PM
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(03-08-2018 12:14 PM)hp41cx Wrote:  Without his ability to lead and intelligence, maybe we would never have an HP-71B.
Many thanks Janet Placido for making a boy happier. :-)

Do you mean her ability?

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03-08-2018, 02:13 PM
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(03-08-2018 12:14 PM)hp41cx Wrote:  Many thanks Janet Placido for making a boy happier. :-)

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03-08-2018, 02:49 PM
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Could this profile belong to her?

"free at last" lol

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03-08-2018, 04:55 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2018 04:56 PM by Paul Berger (Canada).)
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(03-08-2018 02:49 PM)jebem Wrote:  Could this profile belong to her?

"free at last" lol

Hmm she started the same month and year I started with my employer as I approach my 39th year I can understand the "Free at last" sentiment. I am sure she experienced the same thing I have, the gradual erosion of the workplace. My employer started out as a really great place to work, but now not so much.

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03-08-2018, 11:28 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2018 11:30 PM by Didier Lachieze.)
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Did you notice that on the bookshelf on the left of Janet there is a book whose title is: "Training Guide HP 71"

Anybody knows if this book is available somewhere ?
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03-08-2018, 11:35 PM
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(03-08-2018 11:28 PM)Didier Lachieze Wrote:  Did you notice that on the bookshelf on the left of Janet there is a book whose title is: "Training Guide HP 71"

Anybody knows if this book is available somewhere ?

Good Eye Didier!

I've never seen it, and I've looked for all things HP-71 for 30+ years, so I'd guess it was just an internal doc that never saw the light of day. Sadly...

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03-09-2018, 02:42 AM
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(03-08-2018 11:35 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  
(03-08-2018 11:28 PM)Didier Lachieze Wrote:  Did you notice that on the bookshelf on the left of Janet there is a book whose title is: "Training Guide HP 71"

Anybody knows if this book is available somewhere ?

Good Eye Didier!

I've never seen it, and I've looked for all things HP-71 for 30+ years, so I'd guess it was just an internal doc that never saw the light of day. Sadly...

I see from jebem's link that Janet lives in Encinitas in San Diego County as do I.

You want me to knock on her door to see if she still has a copy?

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03-09-2018, 04:05 AM
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(03-09-2018 02:42 AM)Dave Frederickson Wrote:  I see from jebem's link that Janet lives in Encinitas in San Diego County as do I.

You want me to knock on her door to see if she still has a copy?

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Um.... yes, yes I do.

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03-09-2018, 07:43 AM
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(03-08-2018 04:55 PM)Paul Berger (Canada) Wrote:  
(03-08-2018 02:49 PM)jebem Wrote:  Could this profile belong to her?

"free at last" lol

Hmm she started the same month and year I started with my employer as I approach my 39th year I can understand the "Free at last" sentiment. I am sure she experienced the same thing I have, the gradual erosion of the workplace. My employer started out as a really great place to work, but now not so much.

Paul.

Totally agree, I'm 61 yo now and work full time since I was 23 yo.
It was fun in the beginning but now I feel that I could use my remaining time on earth doing things that I couldn't do so far. Things that I really need to do to feel well and have nothing to do with my professional duties.
Unfortunately in my case I will have to work until I have 66 yo plus 4 months before I can apply for my retirement plan. That's the Portuguse law. You can apply for full money retirement if you are at least at 61yo and have at least 46 years of professional work. Else wait until you are 66 plus 4 months . I feel they hope we pay our monthly taxes during all our life and then we die so they don't have to give you back a single cent.

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03-09-2018, 07:51 AM
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(03-09-2018 07:43 AM)jebem Wrote:  
(03-08-2018 04:55 PM)Paul Berger (Canada) Wrote:  Hmm she started the same month and year I started with my employer as I approach my 39th year I can understand the "Free at last" sentiment. I am sure she experienced the same thing I have, the gradual erosion of the workplace. My employer started out as a really great place to work, but now not so much.

Paul.

Totally agree, I'm 61 yo now and work full time since I was 23 yo.
It was fun in the beginning but now I feel that I could use my remaining time on earth doing things that I couldn't do so far. Things that I really need to do to feel well and have nothing to do with my professional duties.
Unfortunately in my case I will have to work until I have 66 yo plus 4 months before I can apply for my retirement plan. That's the Portuguse law. You can apply for full money retirement if you are at least at 61yo and have at least 46 years of professional work. Else wait until you are 66 plus 4 months . I feel they hope we pay our monthly taxes during all our life and then we die so they don't have to give you back a single cent.

Jose, pay us a visit here in Italy and I bet you'll feel better with your portuguese restrictions. :(

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03-09-2018, 11:29 AM (This post was last modified: 03-09-2018 11:45 AM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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(03-08-2018 11:28 PM)Didier Lachieze Wrote:  Did you notice that on the bookshelf on the left of Janet there is a book whose title is: "Training Guide HP 71"

Anybody knows if this book is available somewhere ?

Before I had time to notice, I won a prize !)
I hope its the calculator in the jpg?

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03-09-2018, 12:59 PM
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(03-09-2018 07:43 AM)jebem Wrote:  I feel they hope we pay our monthly taxes during all our life and then we die so they don't have to give you back a single cent.

Now I do not want to change the topic in politics, but this is a fallacy though.

The pension system, mostly everywhere is poorly designed. It is based on the assumption that the workforce is plenty and the people outside the workforce are few.

Instead the aging process and the "early" retirement age of the previous generation makes this false. Therefore every single cent that you pay for the retirement is already going to people in retirement now, the problem will be if there will be enough flow of cash for the retirement institution when you will be retired. Any you never know, there could be a war between now and then.

Of course this does not apply to people that were able to be on top in the system (that is not necessarily always happening due to good deeds), and have enough time already.

For this I jokingly say (although with a shrinking joking part the more I read here and there) that maybe a society where people retire at 45-50-55 but then get a bullet between the eyes at 75 may be more sustainable. Less strain on the one that works, more time for people that retire.

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03-09-2018, 09:00 PM
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(03-09-2018 12:59 PM)pier4r Wrote:  For this I jokingly say (although with a shrinking joking part the more I read here and there) that maybe a society where people retire at 45-50-55 but then get a bullet between the eyes at 75 may be more sustainable. Less strain on the one that works, more time for people that retire.

We have had examples of people working right up until they were 100. Yes, it's spectacularly rare, but studies are certainly showing that the longer you're "able" to work, will make you healthier than your compatriots. I have no problems with well-qualified people (especially if they keep up with modern technological advances) working on into their eighties without obvious impairment.

And please, no more talk of bullets at 75 Sad. I'm two-thirds there already.

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03-10-2018, 09:11 AM
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(03-09-2018 09:00 PM)brickviking Wrote:  We have had examples of people working right up until they were 100. Yes, it's spectacularly rare, but studies are certainly showing that the longer you're "able" to work, will make you healthier than your compatriots. I have no problems with well-qualified people (especially if they keep up with modern technological advances) working on into their eighties without obvious impairment.

The problem is not being able to work or not. The problem is that work is healthier if otherwise you don't have anything to do for real and you may drift in bad habits when at home. Unfortunately it seems that a lot of people are not so motivated at home, doing mostly low effort activities that may be not so so healthy for the body or for the spirit. At work one has to put effort in what one does (most of the time at least).

How many people do you hear saying "I am really longing to go home, I want to read that book" / "I want to use my sew machine" / "I want to paint" / "I want to play around with calculators" (well that is rare) / "I want to travel with my bike" / "I want to do whatever active activity" ? The majority is captured by repetitive TV series and that's it. I mean I am not against TV series, but not consumed in a large quantity (and I am also guilty of this).

And I am not against people that wants to continue to work. But if you have something to do at home, as I suspect everyone here, working is only taking time from things that one would like to do more often.

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03-10-2018, 08:39 PM
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Hello!

I'm a bit late on this thread I'm afraid - but there's always going to be another womens day :-)

Normally I avoid blogs and video blogs like the plague. But there are a few exceptions, all of them women, because they really talk about stuff that fascinates me and they do it in such a way so that I spare a couple of minutes for their blogs every day. I think those four deserve to be brought to attention at or around womens day - year after year:

Lady Ada. The goddess of all microcontroller tinkerers. Her company "Adafruit" produces all kinds of stuff we makers dream about and her superb tutorials make it easy for us to use it: http://www.ladyada.net/

Amy Shira Teitel. A studied historian specialising in the history of early space flight. For anybody interested in spaceflight before Apollo both her book "Breaking the Chains of Gravity" (actually her master's thesis in book form) and her YouTube channel "Vintage Space" are a must: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw95T_T...ml4xZ9yIqg

Fran Blanche. Electronics tinkerer (and entrepreneur) and spaceflight historian/researcher "par excellance". All her YouTube videos are worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMLgHbp...3CkdbvC0Ww

And of course self-taught electronics genius Jeri Ellsworth. Among other things she designed the PCB and ASIC at home (using machinery bought as surplus) used to create the "C64 in a Joystick". Again, there is no YouTube video of hers not worth watching (look especially for her kitchen-made integrated circuits): https://www.youtube.com/user/jeriellsworth
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