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by Peet
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: third root of -8...
Replies: 25
Views: 1569

Re: third root of -8...

...now I wonder why most other calculators show -8^(1/3) = -2 One can speculate that it was a philosophical decision by the developers, but I fear it is due to the technical implementation of the routines. I prefer the results from the 42 because I prefer warnings to half-knowledge. If I see the da...
by Peet
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: third root of -8...
Replies: 25
Views: 1569

Re: third root of -8...

A few days ago the was nearly the same thread (the last one before this thread): viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2806
mcc wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:59 pm
Too nerdy or fixable...?
It's a programmable calculator :mrgreen:
by Peet
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 key print quality issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: DM42 key print quality issues

Pixel peeping.. Well, I have a knob in my car that is the same. I guess I have to have it exchanged in a new one. Not only the knob but the whole car. If you need a magnifier to see it in a day to day basis and a macro lens to even photograph it, I'd say it's a luxury problem. I'm sure the calc sti...
by Peet
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: May 2021 Speculations
Replies: 36
Views: 3732

Re: May 2021 Speculations

amafan wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:29 pm
... so SM can build next gen equipment with Swiss reliability and build quality.
That would definitely be a good resolution for SMs next gen.
by Peet
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: DM42 key print quality issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: DM42 key print quality issues

Has anyone else been able to see the print issue on the x<>y key?
by Peet
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 16
Views: 1202

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

The original LCD "font" was necessitated by the LCD technology of its time. This is no longer the case. While the LCD font is good for nostalgia, if we take nostalgia far enough we would also want the slow speed of the original. This is not entirely correct in several ways. First of all, ...
by Peet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Question about a result
Replies: 15
Views: 984

Re: Question about a result

Over_score wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:13 pm
Thus, the WP43S shows THE correct result.
or you can say the 42 truncates and the 43 rounds 8-)
by Peet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Question about a result
Replies: 15
Views: 984

Re: Question about a result

Interesting rounding results. Walter said the WP43S returns -1.045787917714882796046987298089874 on the DM42: 18 [ENTER] 11 [/] 11 [1/x] [y^x] returns 1.045787917714882796046987298089873 18 [ENTER] 11 [/] [+/-] 11 [1/x] [y^x] [complex] [x^2] [x<>y] [x^2] [+] [SQRT] returns 1.045787917714882796046987...
by Peet
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Faceplate cosmetic problems
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Faceplate cosmetic problems

jthole wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:18 am
I don't intend to sell my DM42 to anyone else, so I am the only one seeing it.
Even if I don't want to sell mine either, it's a little strange to show someone else what you spend 200 EUR for. A work colleague has already laughed at me when I showed him the DM42. ;)
by Peet
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Free42 Skins (based on DM42/HP41 fotos)
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Free42 Skins (based on DM42/HP41 fotos)

I don't know if it would have been possible to use more than two lines with free42. So I reduced the height from 4 to 2 lines.