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by ijabbott
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: A few to get you started
Replies: 83
Views: 35448

Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Is it just me- or are the attached images being scrubbed for everyone? I can see a broken image... If you right click it and open in a new tab or new window, you get a web page on Dropbox showing a picture of a Batmobile. It's the right size and looks black and white, but has been converted to a JP...
by ijabbott
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: SwissMicros Firmware Update Announcements
Topic: DM42 Firmware V3.3 available
Replies: 21
Views: 13891

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.3 available

I had to press the RESET button twice. I used dfu-util on Linux for a change (because I hadn't tried it before, having previously used dm_tool on Windows and Linux). I pressed the RESET button once after dfu-util finished flashing the firmware. Then a message was displayed telling me to press the RE...
by ijabbott
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Petition to allow RPN calculators in UK public examinations
Replies: 11
Views: 5390

Re: Petition to allow RPN calculators in UK public examinations

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/regulating-use-of-calculators-in-new-gcses-as-and-a-levels Thank you for this. Problem is, I've read through it now and I'm none the wiser about what the consultation was about or what the outcomes were. Democracy, ladies and gentlemen. I think the consul...
by ijabbott
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Petition to allow RPN calculators in UK public examinations
Replies: 11
Views: 5390

Re: Petition to allow RPN calculators in UK public examinations

There was a consultation on regulating the use of calculators in GCSEs, AS and A levels a couple of years ago.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... d-a-levels
by ijabbott
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: Iconic Space History Photos
Replies: 25
Views: 11256

Re: Iconic Space History Photos

dlachieze wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:32 am
the Picture of the Day:
Great! It would be nice to have the interior shot with the "DON'T PANIC!" sign, but I don't think that would be readable after the dithering process.
by ijabbott
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: Soviet Spring Festival bitmap
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

Re: Soviet Spring Festival bitmap

Thomas Okken wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:19 am
(Also, all the Soviet postage stamps I've seen had CCCP and the denomination on them, and this picture has neither.)
I think the UK is the only nation that omits its name from its postage stamps.
by ijabbott
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: Calculating tools
Replies: 17
Views: 9361

Re: Calculating tools

I think that Time Voyager story would have been a bit too geeky for the Omni audience! I tracked the story down though: Newton's Gift by Paul J. Nahin. It was reprinted in a couple of his books, "Time Machine Tales" and "Number Crunching". (The "Number Crunching" book i...
by ijabbott
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: OFFIMG library
Topic: Calculating tools
Replies: 17
Views: 9361

Re: Calculating tools

Talking of Beep, does anyone remember a story from OMNI magazine about a time traveller who takes a calculator back in time as a gift for Isaac Newton? (I think the calculator was described as having a red LED display and a nuclear battery!)
by ijabbott
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Keyboard debouncing
Replies: 70
Views: 34776

Re: Keyboard debouncing

I noticed the key-bouncing problem when I first got the calculator, but I haven't noticed it much recently. I don't know whether the improvement is due to "bedding in" of the keyboard, or due to firmware updates. I do occasionally get a bounce on releasing the SHOW (shift '.') key, leading...