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Happy New Year - Matthias Wehrli - 12-31-2007

So, in Switzerland we have only 55 minutes to go... I will go to the firework here in Basel with my wife and our friends.

I wish you all the best for the new year ...
... and certainly a lot of good deals with me ;)

Matthias


Re: Happy New Year - Trent Moseley - 12-31-2007

Same to you! We have over nine hours to go here in California.

tm


Happy #7D8h to all - Allen - 12-31-2007

Happy #7D8h to all


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Trent Moseley - 12-31-2007

Allen-

I don,t understand the code. Sorry.

tm


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Allen - 12-31-2007

hint: "Tonight we're gonna party like it's....#7CFh

:)


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Trent Moseley - 12-31-2007

Allen,

Do I need an HP-16C?

tm


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Karl Schneider - 12-31-2007

Hi, Trent --

Quote:
Do I need an HP-16C (to decode "#7D8h")?

To enter "#7D8h" exactly as written requires an HP-48/49/50. "#7D8" in HEX mode suffices on an HP-28.

On an HP-16C, HP-33s, or any scientific Pioneer-series model except the HP-21S, enter "7D8" in HEX mode.

Then, of course, convert to decimal integer.


On the HP-35s, "7D8h" is required, but the BASE functionality is a hassle, so I don't enthusiastically recommend using it. But, here's the sequence anyway:

[BASE 2] 7 [sqrt] 8 [BASE 6] [BASE 1]  

"BASE 2" enters HEX mode so that the digits to be entered will not be converted from another mode to hexadecimal upon subsequently entering HEX mode.

"sqrt" corresponds to the key for entering hexadecimal D (the third row is the only row providing six keys for hexadecimal A-F).

"BASE 6" appends the mandatory "h" code for defining a hexadecimal input.

"BASE 1" converts to decimal mode.

-- KS

Edited: 2 Jan 2008, 2:14 a.m. after one or more responses were posted


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Les Bell - 12-31-2007

As an old PDP-8 (and 8080!) programmer, I say:

Happy 03730 to everyone!

Best,

--- Les

[http://www.lesbell.com.au]


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Karl Schneider - 12-31-2007

Quote:
As an old PDP-8 (and 8080!) programmer, I say:

Happy 03730 to everyone!


Hi, Les --

We old Sperry/Univac mainframe programmers from the 1980's understand that one, too.

-- KS

Edited: 1 Jan 2008, 9:33 p.m.


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Gerson W. Barbosa - 01-01-2008

Quote:
Happy 03730 to everyone!

Palindromic years are interesting, but a tad scarce (...1881, 1991, 2002, 2112...).

Happy 31013 to all of you! (*)

Gerson.

(*) One of these might be handy :-)


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Paul Dale - 01-01-2008

I am at a complete loss to think of the use of such a mode on a calculator.

Almost as irrelevant as my never submitted IOCCC entry that included an option for base-9 output.


- Pauli


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Gerson W. Barbosa - 01-01-2008

Quote:
I am at a complete loss to think of the use of such a mode on a calculator.

Perhaps it would be useful only to the Gumatj people in Australia, who count in quinary :-)

Gerson.


ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Jean-Michel - 01-02-2008

Hope the syntax is correct!


Re: ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Allen - 01-02-2008

I thought it was MMVIII?


Re: ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Walter B - 01-02-2008

Hmmmh. My proposal: VT ANNVS MMVIII OMNIO LAETITIVS SIT :>


Re: ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Gerson W. Barbosa - 01-02-2008

Since we are in the mood, shouldn't the year also be corrected to MMDCCLXI AB URBE CONDITA?


Re: ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) - 01-02-2008

MMVIII annum novum faustum felicemque omnibus

What about this? ;)
Massimo


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Ken Shaw - 01-02-2008

The base conversions are particularly easy on the HP-27S.

From decimal:
Key in the number, then [BASE = Shift 4] to get a menu.

Pick the soft key for the desired base ([HEX], [OCT], [BIN]), and you're done.

To decimal:
First choose the starting base from the [BASE] menu.

Choosing HEX converts the 6 soft keys to the extra digit keys A-F; this is so much better than the new 35S where the letters could have matched up to the corresponding alpha keys, but don't.

Key the number. and [EXIT] takes you out of the menu with the decimal equivalent displayed.


Re: ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Trent Moseley - 01-02-2008

The Julian year dosn't start until < decimo nono Kalandas Februarii >.

tm


Re: ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Walter B - 01-02-2008

Advantage Italy ;)


Et eternus vita ut HP-LXV ! - Etienne Victoria - 01-02-2008

Et eternus vita ut HP-LXV!

Non tantum sed etiam HP-LXXX...

Dies Mercurii II Januarius MMVIII

Et bonne et heureuse année à vous tous et ceux qui vous sont chers!

Amicalement

Etienne


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Karl Schneider - 01-02-2008

Ken --

Yes, indeed, base-integer conversions work fundamentally the same way on "any scientific Pioneer-series model except the HP-21S", as I'd alluded. The HP-27S functionality is exactly the same as that of the HP-42S, which shares the same display unit.

I agree that the Pioneer implementation is well-conceived and easy to use. Here's a link:

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv015.cgi?read=77331#77331

-- KS


Re: Happy #7D8h to all - Ken Shaw - 01-03-2008

Thanks for the link. I read with interest until it degenerated into a semantic argument. It's true that I've been too lazy to RTFM so I didn't know the word size on the Pioneers. One of the main points of that thread for me was that knowing the word size of the machine you're using can be very important.

I must search the archives more, too. Obviously a gold mine of useful stuff.

- the other KS




Re: Et eternus vita ut HP-LXV ! - Walter B - 01-04-2008

Bonjour Etienne,

always assumed French origins in Latin. But don't show your post to your Latin professeur ;)

Amicalement,

Walter


Re: ANNVS MMIIX ESSE LAETITIVS OMNIO - Antonio Maschio (Italy) - 01-04-2008

Ha! At least one!

:-)

-- Antonio


Re: Et eternus vita ut HP-LXV ! - Etienne Victoria - 01-04-2008

Hello Walter,

You're fully right: my pseudo-latin is definitely awful !

In french, we call this "latin de cuisine" ie "kitchen latin" which is a way to name a degraded and incorrect latin often used pedantically (such as in my post :-)

However my best wishes to all in french should be correct :-)

Cheers

Etienne


FLOREAT HP-LXV IN ETERNITATE! - Walter B - 01-04-2008

Bonsoir Etienne,

we call it "Küchenlatein", so we share the same expression in our languages. No wonder, both countries suffered under Roman occupation ;)

Amicalement,

Walter


Re: FLOREAT HP-LXV IN ETERNITATE! - Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) - 01-04-2008

Quote:
No wonder, both countries suffered under Roman occupation ;)

Aaah, those were the days... :-D ;-)

Ave atque vale,
Massimo


Re: FLOREAT HP-LXV IN ETERNITATE! - Walter B - 01-05-2008

VARVS, VARVS, REDDE LEGIONES!

(CAESAR OCTAVIANVS AVGVSTVS, DCCLXII AB VRBE CONDITA)
;)

Edited: 6 Jan 2008, 4:41 a.m.