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Good Hunting
09-26-2017, 07:46 PM
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Good Hunting
Last weekend fellow forum member Art Litka was visiting Oakland from Florida. We went to a local flea market. He scored a TI 59 with cradle, TI 95 with manuals & some accessories, and an HP 95. I found a couple of HP manuals and one of these underwhelming programmable calculators. He said that since he did better than i did, he'd make it up to me by letting me purchase the second hp 70 that he finds..... right after he finds his first. Thanks Art!

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09-26-2017, 09:05 PM
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Was trying to figured out what a 95 was. Not overly familiar with HP computer products. The HP-95 you're referring to is a small computer?
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09-26-2017, 09:34 PM
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(09-26-2017 09:05 PM)Duane Hess Wrote:  Was trying to figured out what a 95 was. Not overly familiar with HP computer products. The HP-95 you're referring to is a small computer?

Lots of info here: http://www.hpmuseum.org/hp95c.htm

Looks like this (screen shot of Tony Nixon's emulator):

[Image: HP95.jpg]

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09-26-2017, 09:46 PM
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(09-26-2017 09:34 PM)Joe Horn Wrote:  Lots of info here: http://www.hpmuseum.org/hp95c.htm

Looks like this (screen shot of Tony Nixon's emulator):

I doubt very much if he found an HP-95C at a flea market; that would make him the luckiest person in the history of the world; and besides, I think Den would have pounced on it first from several yards away.

It's much more likely he bought an HP-95LX; not nearly as extraordinary, but still a nice find for a local area flea market...

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09-26-2017, 09:50 PM (This post was last modified: 09-26-2017 09:54 PM by Joe Horn.)
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(09-26-2017 09:46 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  I doubt very much if he found an HP-95C at a flea market; that would make him the luckiest person in the history of the world; and besides, I think Den would have pounced on it first from several yards away.

It's much more likely he bought an HP-95LX; not nearly as extraordinary, but still a nice find for a local area flea market...

Awww... that lowers the breathtakingosity of the story.

Duane: The HP-95LX is an MS-DOS-type palmtop:

[Image: hp95lx.jpg]

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09-26-2017, 09:51 PM
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https://www.rskey.org/l2290
"If there had been an award given for the least functional programmable calculator ever made, the Litronix 2290 would have been a strong contender"
LOL
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09-26-2017, 10:37 PM
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(09-26-2017 09:50 PM)Joe Horn Wrote:  Awww... that lowers the breathtakingosity of the story.

I'm not sure breathtakingosity is a thing... but I like it, so from now on, it's a thing. Smile

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09-27-2017, 01:11 AM
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(09-26-2017 09:51 PM)Steve Simpkin Wrote:  https://www.rskey.org/l2290
"If there had been an award given for the least functional programmable calculator ever made, the Litronix 2290 would have been a strong contender"
LOL

Although cute, the 2290 felt like it was just something Litronix made because, like calculating π to 1,000 places, it was something they could do for the fun of it.
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