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by toml_12953
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 307
Views: 39590

Re: 43S News

H2X wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:53 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:13 am
... That's why it's found in the list of "Rare and Uncommon Words"

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... iblioklept
https://www.asterix.com/en/portfolio/obelus/
Thanks! I love Asterix. We had to read all the comics throughout my years of French classes.
by toml_12953
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 307
Views: 39590

Re: 43S News

With reference to last week's discussions on polls, left/right and operator sequence, my comment is simply to be extremely grateful to the developers. Also that it is done in open source. I propose not to argue with the developers on their choices, but simply motivate or ask as potential user for c...
by toml_12953
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 307
Views: 39590

Re: 43S News

Ian Abbott wrote elsewhere: It would be nice if the WP-43S could support [Re⇄Im] on any number type, not just the complex types. There are various other functions on the CPX menu that could be changed to work on non-complex types too. What shall this function do then? What "various other functions"...
by toml_12953
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Leather Case for DM42
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Leather Case for DM42

TwoWeims wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:33 pm
I apologize if my comment came across as disrespectful. It was not meant to be. It was meant to be an affectionate jab at my fellow "Nerds".
I wore a calculator on my belt in the 70's and 80's as well.
We were all taking it in good fun. I know I was!
by toml_12953
Fri May 31, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Leather Case for DM42
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Leather Case for DM42

I have recently found a very nice leather case for the DM42. A robust & well made leather holder with belt loop. It is an Australian Buckaroo Leatherworks MPPX case. Hey, now I can wear my calculator on my belt again. Just like back in the '70s when I was a nerd! WAS a Nerd?! You say that like it i...
by toml_12953
Fri May 31, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Leather Case for DM42
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Leather Case for DM42

KimWood wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 10:46 am
I have recently found a very nice leather case for the DM42. A robust & well made leather holder with belt loop. It is an Australian Buckaroo Leatherworks MPPX case.
Hey, now I can wear my calculator on my belt again. Just like back in the '70s when I was a nerd!
by toml_12953
Fri May 31, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: CAVEAT AVCTOR (WP34S)

Walter wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:35 am


For future books or manuals to be printed on demand, I will certainly try finding another publisher. I recommend other potential authors to do the same.
I can put it on Dropbox for free if you want PDF copies to be available.
by toml_12953
Wed May 29, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 307
Views: 39590

Re: 43S News

You might also see it written as: ]-π, π], but I think (-π, π] is the more common style. The round bracket (parenthesis), or reversed square bracket means the value given at that end of the range is excluded from the interval. Whereas a non-reversed square bracket means the value given at that end ...
by toml_12953
Sat May 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Benchmark Speed?
Replies: 22
Views: 1038

Re: Benchmark Speed?

A couple of weeks ago, I was reading an old PPC Notes (or something similar), and there was a letter/article about someone doing a large prime number search on their TI-59, and it took about 5 hours. I did the same on my DM42 using a Rabin-Miller prime test wrapped in an outer loop and the whole th...
by toml_12953
Wed May 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Benchmark Speed?
Replies: 22
Views: 1038

Re: Benchmark Speed?

Calculators today are a lot faster than 50 years ago! And the DM42 runs somewhat slow in order to conserve the battery. Compare Free42 running on an iPhone, 64-bit code on a fast CPU; the numbers I get for those two benchmarks are 5,593,077 and 481,193. ¡Caramba! Any faster and that machine will gi...