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#426 2014-07-17 13:47:09

hinto
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#427 2014-07-17 13:55:53

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#428 2014-07-17 13:59:18

hinto
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#429 2014-07-17 15:38:09

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#430 2014-07-17 15:47:36

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#431 2014-07-17 17:10:27

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#432 2014-07-17 17:15:06

hinto
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I put fresh batteries in it before I passed it off.
The last time I really used it was '98, in MBA school.
I programmed it, rather than buying a financial calculator.
-Hinto

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#433 2014-07-17 17:20:36

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@sector11, I have both ereader hardware (iPad Air) and on my desktop (Calibre). I use both, depending on the situation. But yes, I prefer real paper books, too. But classics such as Tolstoy and Dickens can be legitimately downloaded for free, while printed books cost real money. wink

The reason that program couldn't have been fixed in COBOL was because more memory had to be allocated, dynamically. Those VSAM catalog records were capable of becoming arbitrarily large. Assembler had the features to allocate more memory, if and when it was needed. COBOL apparently did not, at least at that time (mid to late 80's).

Tim

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#434 2014-07-23 22:56:48

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Who needs a calculator you have to program? I still have my slide rule from high school. Back then, I thought it was a cool tool. cool
Since then, I forgot how to use it and couldn't find the instructions. Perhaps some rainy day, I can look it up online and figure out how to use it again.  roll

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#435 2014-07-23 23:13:04

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From what I recall, the scales are logarithmic, so just add/subtract neighboring scales for multiply/divide. So you put the zero against the first value, then look along to the second value, and read off the product. Or vice versa smile

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#436 2014-07-23 23:17:58

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^Many thanks for the tip. but it's almost Greek to me, except that I might remember more Greek than logarithms.  glasses

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#437 2014-07-23 23:40:43

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#438 2014-07-23 23:42:13

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How old do I have to be so I can be part of the OHCGers? 46 will do?

LR

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#439 2014-07-24 01:08:25

hinto
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I hope so... I just reached that last week.
I *think* the requirement is that you remember seeing Buck Rogers in the 25th Century first run;)
(or The 6 Million Dollar Man)
-H

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#440 2014-07-24 01:16:51

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#441 2014-07-24 01:47:03

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#442 2014-07-24 01:48:36

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I feel better already... I just cut up my AARP card wink
Thanks Sector11 wink
-H

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#443 2014-07-24 01:54:31

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#444 2014-07-24 02:00:19

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#445 2014-07-24 02:09:28

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#446 2014-07-24 06:01:59

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^ Not sure whether to root for cabbage creature or robot Sleestak. tongue
Oh darn, Sleestak turned cabbage guy to slaw.

I had a slide rule at one time too, but it was more a matter of  "geek chic".

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#447 2014-07-24 07:01:55

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Last edited by nore (2014-07-24 07:08:59)

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#448 2014-07-24 15:42:57

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I had a birthday, recently. Now, I am even older.  neutral

Tim

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#449 2014-07-24 16:40:18

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Congratulations, ratcheer. Judging by your photo, you look just as young as before.

I've decided to celebrate round numbers only: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, ... That way I don't have to bake a cake every year.

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#450 2014-07-24 17:17:52

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^ I count my age in hexadecimal, so I'm 28 not 40 big_smile
Happy birthday Tim!

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