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by Russel
Thu May 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: And still it keeps on going
Replies: 12
Views: 1483

Re: And still it keeps on going

[...] Having seen the source code for how the system chooses which icon to display depending on battery voltage, I knew there was a provision for a 7th icon that represents something more dire than the "empty" battery. So there is it, a sqeezed battery :) I noticed that...something to avoid when yo...
by Russel
Sun May 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: And still it keeps on going
Replies: 12
Views: 1483

Re: And still it keeps on going

grsbanks wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:17 am
[...]I was deliberately running the battery down to see how the machine behaved with such a low power supply.
Is 1.90 volts the lowest you have seen? Have you replaced the battery yet? You know what they say about the curiosity and the cat...
by Russel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available
Replies: 66
Views: 6413

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Wow...that was easy! I just realized that my DM42 was running 3.4a and firmware 3.5 is available. Followed the instruction and installed the firmware while at lunch break. I am very impressed. Simple and quick using Debian. I wish every hardware manufacturer supplied what you need to update from Lin...
by Russel
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?

Judging by the information in the post I quoted and the video, I think that the back cover and the LCD bezel are both made of titanium. (On the DMxxL series.) I received the DM42 that I ordered. I has a nice heft to it, with a sturdy case. I haven't removed the back cover to examine the metal - been...
by Russel
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Txt to Raw and Raw to Txt
Replies: 18
Views: 2857

Re: Txt to Raw and Raw to Txt

[...] Am I missing something very elementary? I can create a program on my DM42, but I cannot figure out how to save the TXT listing of that program off to a computer file. The DM42 can save my program to a .raw file on my pc or Mac, but how can I get the simple TXT program listing off of my DM42? ...
by Russel
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?

As I understand it, the landscape SwissMicros calculators have a titanium case. I believe the early cc-sized models were made of titanium, but I do not believe any of the large (DM1xL/DM41L) models were ever made of Ti, and that even the smaller models no longer are. This was addressed in a post by...
by Russel
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?

Stainless Steel is best since it has a very high tensile strength...It is very strong, much stronger than plain steel of the same thickness etc. That has been my experience. Why then do the stainless steel screws I use break far more readily that the plain steel ones? Stainless steel ones seem to b...
by Russel
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Troubled waters
Replies: 35
Views: 4123

Re: Troubled waters

[...] SwissMicros must release all the code that is necessary to re-create their derived work of Free42, and the shell is very much part of that. Anything less is a blatant GPL violation. This looks very clear to me. I don't see any oversight or misunderstanding. I wish I was aware of this before I...
by Russel
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Why was Stainless Steel used for the DM42?

As I understand it, the landscape SwissMicros calculators have a titanium case. At least, the currently produced models, if I'm not mistaken. Very durable and corrosion resistant, but relatively expensive. Stainless steel is a very good alternative, durable, corrosion resistant and much less expensi...
by Russel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: How did you discover SwissMicros?
Replies: 24
Views: 2016

Re: How did you discover SwissMicros?

When I was first shown a RPN calculator I thought it was kind of strange. After learning to use it, I was totally sold on the idea. Having a four number stack to work with is awesome. In the event that I use an algebraic calculator I stumble because I'm so use to RPN. Consequently, as most at this f...