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Old 03-15-08, 06:13 PM   #1
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score! (geeks only)



working HP-35, just needs a battery pack. runs fine on the wall adapter.

cost: FREE!

*does happy dance*

now i just need to re-learn RPN.
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Old 03-15-08, 06:42 PM   #2
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God, I haven't seen one of those in years!
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Old 03-15-08, 06:43 PM   #3
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Strange thing...when they first came out, I picked one up and started using it. Without knowing or thinking about it, RPN just came naturally. It was years later that I learned about RPN, and learned that the 35 used it.

I think that this is yet another case of a superior system losing the battle.
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Damn that reminds me of my first calculator, and I am not even that old!
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I must be too young
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I must be too young
...the HP-35 was available from 1972 to 1975
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You're definitely too young

My statistical calculator runs on Assembler Machine Language rather than RPN.
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Old 03-15-08, 07:11 PM   #8
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I used to sell those for $39.95 when I worked at Sears back in 1976.
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That is a score indeed!!!
if a calculator doesn't have an "enter" key, I pretty much have a tough time using it! In fact, yesterday I had to calculate some camera viewing angles and I so needed the SQRT key to execute. Where was my hp48gx when I needed it...
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talk about closeout pricing! msrp was $395 until the 45 came out in '73, when it was reduced to $295...
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Hmm, I remember seeing something similar to that at my grandmother's house years ago, though I don't know if it was an RPN model. I'm sure it belonged to one of my uncles at one point. I thought the magified LED (not LCD!) readout was neat.
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working HP-35, just needs a battery pack. runs fine on the wall adapter.

cost: FREE!

*does happy dance*

now i just need to re-learn RPN.
Also, isn't that the first model with a four position stack? You can use the R (down arrow) or Rolldown to just grab different stack contents that you stored with the enter key
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LOL, I'm too young!
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So that's some sort of calculator?
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I used to sell those for $39.95 when I worked at Sears back in 1976.
Yeah, and I know the penalty for being a First Adoptor. I was the second person at my Engineering School to have one and it cost about $300.00. One Professor in Engineering collected them through 1980 and had over a dozen. For my work in underground mining there is still no substitute as the display of an HP 35 glowed in the absolute darkness underground. You might pay a small fortune for one today.

Wanna sell it?
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I wish I had one of those...

The mud is so bad around here, that'd be handy for scraping it off my boots.
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