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    Myself, I'm rockin' a TI-89 still. Hardware version 2 with the classic case style which I've upgraded the OS on to AMS 2.09 (date, time, apps screen, but I have it load to the home screen still since that's what I use the vast majority of the time).

    I also downloaded the OS from my calculator to my computer and run it in an emulator for kicks.

    I use it for both the mundane and more advanced calculations and algebraic equation manipulation I do on a regular basis.
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    Wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but sure, why not?

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    I'm awaiting delivery of a Casio FX-9750 GII. I hear it's what all the kids are using these days.
    I have to go back and learn again all that stuff you learn in college, algebra, calculus, quadratic equations, etc.
    In date order, as far as I can remember: Mag 4D LED, LL P14, Fenix LD20 R4, 47s Preon 2 R5 red, 47s Quark Mini AA S2, Fenix TK35 XM-L T6, 4Sevens ReVO SS S2, Maha MH-C808M, Maha MH-C9000, 47s Single Bay Li-ion charger, Zebralight SC600 XM-L U2, Fenix TK70, iCharger 206B, Sunwayman D40A...

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    10 fingers and 10 toes.
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    I use my imagination for graphing. Casio fx-260 solar.



    Go Green!

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    Yeah, I don't graph stuff on my calculator too often, but I do use the CAS on it regularly.

    I use 4 AAA Eneloops in it. I'd like to recharge them with PV solar eventually (mostly for fun, or to have available in an emergency along with HAM radio equipment). Not really a priority though since the electricity used by recharging my batteries is insignificant in comparison to how much electricity me and my wife use on a regular basis for everything else.

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    Got mine between my ears.

    Looking like this : http://zeitgeist.yopi.de/wp-content/...-brain-red.png

    Cheers

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    My memory isn't good enough for me to be able to do all the calculations I can on a calculator, and using paper would take significantly longer.

    Call me lazy and impatient.


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    on my desk a Canon MP49D
    on my person an Iphone 4

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    at work, it's the HP-42S.
    at home, it's my HP-15.

    both are RPN machines, from the days when HP was known for quality <sigh>.

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    Cell phone!

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    My phone, but I rarely use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotRegulated
    Cell phone!
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    I use a TI-86 on my desk and both toolboxes. Have the TI-86 emulator on all my computers and tablets. Then of course the smartphone.

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    Ti-84 at work, Ti-83 at home, Casio fx-270W Plus on the go

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    Right now it is an HP 30S.

    But I have three HP 15C's that I will use when I get out of school.

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    My cellphone's calculator isn't good enough to cover all me needs.

    I'm thinking about upgrading to a "smarter" Epic 4G (I like the qwerty keyboard with separate numbers) soon and getting SpaceTime for it once it becomes available to Android users. We'll see. For now my TI-89 does the job, and it stays charged a whole lot longer than any cellphone I know of does. I also kind of like the classic look and feel of it and its ease of use. (I'm a fan of real buttons, though touch screens are nice to use like a computer's mouse.)

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    Cell phone....this Android has good note/task apps too.

    Being an accountant, I leave the big 10 key at work...

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    Go ahead and giggle Casio 506 watch:





    I have a smartphone, laptop and electrical conversion calculator at work. But, I still wear this one. Very water resistant and cheap.
    I spend too much time at work in really confined, grimey spots. In those cases, I don't wear any watch or phone, etc.
    These are pretty good watches for the price and utility.

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    Casio fx-570s and 991s (since 1993).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade View Post
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    Now that's some classy stuff.

    I'm guilty of getting a Timex pager/e-mail watch several years ago. I might have also had a calculator watch for a short time many years ago. If not, I'm pretty sure I at least wanted one for a while. That would have been something like 25 years ago.
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    I completely understand the "stigma" surrounding the old, geeky calc watc. Really dated(bad pun intended). I have recently restarted a small collection of calculators and slide rules. One of my still functioning favorites is a early 70's Commodore with red leds .

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    I bought an HP 48 G off Ebay a couple of years ago to replace the HP 48 GX that I bought in '93 when it finally died.

    When this calculator dies, I will desperately search for another RPN calculator to replace it.

    The thought of using a non-RPN calculator makes me feel sick

    --flatline

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    RPN seems kind of goofy to me. I guess you get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrend View Post
    RPN seems kind of goofy to me. I guess you get used to it.

    Imagine being able to do serious computation without needing
    (a) to use parentheses inside your expressions
    (b) to constantly assign intermediate results to variables or write them to scratch paper for later use
    (c) to "clear error" because you mis-typed a number and risk your whole computation being lost.

    There are other, more subtle advantages, but for regular calculator use, I think those are the top three.

    It takes all of 10 minutes of experimentation to get used to RPN, I don't know why it isn't more common.

    --flatline

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    Yeah, I've heard of some of its advantages. It's kind of like you do the calculation in different layers. It would be difficult for me to keep track of which layer I was on, at least until I got used to it.

    I just enter in a whole equation on my calculator and it returns the most simplified result, or solves for any/every variable. I do have to use parenthesis and whatnot though.

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    EDC calculator? the one in my head.

    The one in my desk, the same one since highschool. Casio fx

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade View Post
    I completely understand the "stigma" surrounding the old, geeky calc watc. Really dated(bad pun intended). I have recently restarted a small collection of calculators and slide rules. One of my still functioning favorites is a early 70's Commodore with red leds .
    Got some old style calculators too, from an ancestor. Both are about approx 70-80 years old, got an addition and a subtraction function and are still working fine.

    The Supra has been more for the brief case or the desk, the smaller one with the leather case in the third pic is very well pocketable, and has obviously been used quite often.



    Cheers

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    Wow. That is definitely pretty cool; even more so since they were passed down in your family.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I wish I had my grandparents' old mechanical typewriter. I would go over to their place to use it when I was in elementary school. It was old then, but worked perfectly, so long as you didn't hit more than one letter at once, causing the strikers/hammers (or whatever they're called) to hit each other. Don't know what ended up happening to it.
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