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Today a co-worker from a nearby city was in the next office, and she came around the doors asking, "Earl, do you have a RPN calculator I can borrow?"

A LOL moment if I ever experienced one!

Seems she forgot hers (a reverently well-kept 28-S I've lusted after for a while), so I started pulling out what models I happened to have at the office.

She selected the 35S, and came back with praise for it as perfect for an already HP-savvy person to jump into sight-unseen.

We talked about my HP history, and she gave this sort of awed whisper of, "Wow, you really ARE a nerd!"

Someday I'll have to show her this forum, where I am but a wannabe in the presence of nerd-gods!

Time to get out the pocket protector and your horn rimmed glasses with tape over the bridge.....don't burst the bubble by pointing her to this fabulous site.

Don

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Time to get out the pocket protector and your horn rimmed glasses with tape over the bridge.....

Don't forget a uWatch!

It's a total babe magnet.

Dave.

Being thought a nerd is much better than being thought a dummy. Here you can choose your calc, some even do algebraic for people that don't do RPN. There was a tech at work that was equally at home with either. The solve function with direct solution is the best! Sam

I read this on the 'net years ago...

What is the difference between a young nerd and an old nerd?

When a young nerd breaks his glasses; he tapes them and everybody laughs.

When an old nerd breaks his glasses; he fixes them on his micro-welder and nobody notices!

Ren

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On the topic.. not sure if it will translate well, but my wife read this and said I am a nerd too: Handbook for Nerds ( for the spouses, really)

The true nerd would have a quick draw HP41C in a pouch hanging from his belt.

The third frame in today's Dilbert has the manager saying "You're an engineer. Everything you say is abnormal."