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Ultimate engineering calculator .. well sort of.
06-08-2018, 03:54 PM
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Ultimate engineering calculator .. well sort of.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4g1UMPIh50

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06-08-2018, 09:49 PM
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RE: Ultimate engineering calculator .. well sort of.
It's funny... They took a really crappy $6 US calculator out of Red China and either hacked or gutted it (likely the latter) to make it into a $US 150 cheater calc.

Donor:
https://www.amazon.com/Starsource-JS-82M...B00X9UL1WE

Final Product:
https://www.rubydevices.com.au/productSe...Calculator

The disclaimer is funny:
"DISCLAIMER: While the Ruby Calculator product can be viewed as an Exam Cheating Calculator, it was only created so for entertainment purposes. Cheating on an examination with a Ruby Calculator is strictly against the Terms and Conditions of purchase."

It's probably a couple of engineering students knocking these out from their dorm room. +1 for entrepreneurship, -2 for morals and ethics.
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06-09-2018, 07:29 AM
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RE: Ultimate engineering calculator .. well sort of.
I wonder what Casio think of this Smile

After all, the original donor machine is in fact a Casio fx-82MS with another label slapped on it.

They probably don't care as long as they're being paid for the OEM boards...
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06-09-2018, 08:36 AM
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Ah.... Reading their user guide, where a cheating example question concerning noble gases, they write the answer as something about a periodic table and a group of funny symbols, I think this is plain wrong.
I remember from my school old days that everybody said that a noble gas was a king's fart.


Sorry, couldn't resist. But that's an old joke from my school times in the early 70's that was very popular among us, young kids.

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06-09-2018, 08:37 AM
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(06-09-2018 08:36 AM)jebem Wrote:  Sorry, couldn't resist. But that's an old joke from my school times in the early 70's that was very popular among us, young kids.

You're showing your age now, Jose Smile
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06-09-2018, 09:01 AM
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Technological wise... the "searching" feature looks pretty impressive.

However, screw it, why they haven't got sued by the test communities. I've checked the "4 Best Wat To Chating in Any Exams" video listed beside, whose content is even more explicit. A middle finger to all those hardworking students.

Cheating with electronic gadgets is also a huge issue here in China, some even modified their tragus to fit in a small receiver. Cheating and assisting cheating has been written into the national Criminal Law to prevent this sort of thing from happening.

LMAO at the disclaimer, better slap a porn in my face and tell me that it's art.

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06-09-2018, 09:56 AM
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Real sad thing is that, you are discussing about "scrap" calculators, but the functionality of HPs do not upgraded since 80's.

I am an engineer and I am working in power plant industry. I really like my HPs, BUT: why do not produce HP again famous equipments like 15C with integrated more functionality?!?

I want a calculator like 15C with sensors: If I want to measure the inclination of an air slide I must to use my phone with a 3rd party software. But after than the measured data I must to type into my calculator.

If I want to calculate some data of conveyed air with fans and compressors I must to use thermometer, barometer and a humudity meter separately. Why?

And what about stopwatch? I measure time and measure something. I want to type only that another property into my calculator, the stopwatch data must to store automatically.

Put these things into a small calculator.


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06-09-2018, 12:22 PM (This post was last modified: 06-09-2018 12:24 PM by andylithia.)
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(06-09-2018 09:56 AM)Csaba Tizedes Wrote:  Real sad thing is that, you are discussing about "scrap" calculators, but the functionality of HPs do not upgraded since 80's.

Nope, you're in the wrong thread. I think we're not talking about "engineering calculators" here. Wink

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06-15-2018, 12:00 AM
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(06-09-2018 07:29 AM)grsbanks Wrote:  I wonder what Casio think of this Smile

After all, the original donor machine is in fact a Casio fx-82MS with another label slapped on it.

They probably don't care as long as they're being paid for the OEM boards...

Does the Casio have Wi-fi? This cheater calc does.

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06-15-2018, 09:08 AM
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(06-15-2018 12:00 AM)toml_12953 Wrote:  Does the Casio have Wi-fi? This cheater calc does.

Not that I'm aware of. This would appear to be an OEM modification.

Here's a thought... What if the whole thing is actually an elaborate hoax and there is no such calculator with Wi-Fi ability and internet access?
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06-15-2018, 10:37 AM
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(06-15-2018 09:08 AM)grsbanks Wrote:  
(06-15-2018 12:00 AM)toml_12953 Wrote:  Does the Casio have Wi-fi? This cheater calc does.

Not that I'm aware of. This would appear to be an OEM modification.

Here's a thought... What if the whole thing is actually an elaborate hoax and there is no such calculator with Wi-Fi ability and internet access?

That would be a remarkably elaborate hoax. They're selling this thing on eBay, with nothing but positive reviews, and I can see the companion RXO Chat app in the iTunes app store...
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06-16-2018, 02:05 AM
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(06-15-2018 09:08 AM)grsbanks Wrote:  
(06-15-2018 12:00 AM)toml_12953 Wrote:  Does the Casio have Wi-fi? This cheater calc does.

Not that I'm aware of. This would appear to be an OEM modification.

Here's a thought... What if the whole thing is actually an elaborate hoax and there is no such calculator with Wi-Fi ability and internet access?

Since this guy has also posted a lot of evil hacks on his blog, this cheater calc might be functional

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06-16-2018, 08:32 AM
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That's a hefty price tag. I could get a nice RPN calculator for that kind of money. I wonder how many cheaters would actually pay for that?
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06-18-2018, 01:42 PM
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What will get they think of next?
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06-18-2018, 07:07 PM
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(06-15-2018 09:08 AM)grsbanks Wrote:  
(06-15-2018 12:00 AM)toml_12953 Wrote:  Does the Casio have Wi-fi? This cheater calc does.

Not that I'm aware of. This would appear to be an OEM modification.

Here's a thought... What if the whole thing is actually an elaborate hoax and there is no such calculator with Wi-Fi ability and internet access?

I wonder if he'd work on getting the Prime's wireless dongle to work on standard WiFi. I have no idea if it's doable but maybe I'll ask him. The ability to upgrade the Prime directly from the Web or print to a WiFi-enabled network printer would be a great help to me. In fact, I'd pay twice the current price of a new Prime for those capabilities.

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