Looking for availability of HP 30B near Austin TX



#22

Any suggestion would be appreciated, I'll stay near Austin for the next two days. Target and OfficeMax already checked with no success, the later had some HP 12C and Platinum. All others were Casio and TI (well, I'm in the state of Texas after all...). TIA.


#23

Office Depot should work.


#24

Enjoy Austin! I have family there, and visited recently. I like Texas. Pretty women who would normally ignore me say "hello"...


#25

I agree with Don - Office Depot should have the 30b.

If you get a chance you should go watch the bats fly at dusk at Town Lake bridge and also watch the sunset at The Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis. 6th Street in downtown Austin gets wild at night - lots of good music.

Regards,

John


#26

Thanks to all, will check Office Depot. Best regards.

BTW, this is my 31th time in the USA, and my second time in Austin, I like it a lot !!


#27

Try the Salt Lick just outside Austin at Driftwood. Good BarBQ and great atmosphere. Rudy's bbq in Austin is good, too, even though it is a bbq restaurant chain.


#28

Isn't Eric Rechlin (hpcalc.org) in Austin? Maybe you can pick up a 30b from him.

For what it's worth, I like my 30b quite a bit. It has some quirks but it's small, fast, has a nice keyboard, fast, nice display, fast, and did I mention that it's FAST? :)


#29

I'm a 2.5 hour drive away in Houston. But thanks for the suggestion. :)


#30

2.5 hours and you're still in the same state? I don't get it :).

- Dave (who commutes from one end of New Jersey to the other for work every day)


#31

I lived on the East Coast for years before moving to Texas and now I live in New Mexico. You can drive from Washington DC (don't blink when passing through Delaware and is it really large enough to be called a state?) to Albany via New York in much less time than it takes to drive across a single western state even with the higher speed limits (assuming of course that the New Jersey Turnpike, I95, etc. aren't parking lots--don't try this Thanksgiving day). You should visit the Texas Panhandle sometime and drive from Dallas to Albuquerque--nah, never mind, don't bother nothing to see other than the 64 oz. steak in Amarillo (I think). If you eat it all (plus the fixins') its free.

BTW, Dallas to Albuquerque is 647 miles and only 2 or 3 towns of any consequence in-between. DC to Albany via NY is 383... From the Oklahoma border to Laredo, TX is 496 miles.

Cheers.


#32

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BTW, Dallas to Albuquerque is 647 miles and only 2 or 3 towns of any consequence in-between. DC to Albany via NY is 383... From the Oklahoma border to Laredo, TX is 496 miles.

I don't know American Geography, but I guess it's possible to travel from Phoenix to Oklahoma, making a pit-stop in Albuquerque, leaving before dawn and getting there before midnight :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUg5p3BncuQ


#33

1005 miles from Phoenix to Oklahoma City taking I17 to I40. So, yes, it can be done, but you're going to be awfully tired when you get there. A couple of years ago I drove from Albuquerque to Palm Springs, CA. Left at 1:00 PM and arrived there at 1:00 AM. 717 miles in 12 hours and I drove the whole way with only a couple of short stops. Don't know that I would have wanted to do another 300 miles.

#34

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don't know American Geography, but I guess it's possible to travel from Phoenix to Oklahoma, making a pit-stop in Albuquerque, leaving before dawn and getting there before midnight :-)

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1005 miles from Phoenix to Oklahoma City taking I17 to I40. So, yes, it can be done, but you're going to be awfully tired when you get there.

The trip in the hit song was even longer, but the destination could be anywhere in Oklahoma, not just OKC. Presumably, the origin was Los Angeles or San Diego. From a highway map, I get 373 miles from LA to Phoenix, 454 miles from there to Albuquerque, and 340 miles from there to the Oklahoma Panhandle. Total: 1167 miles (1878 km), which would be covered in the 22 hours from midnight to 10 PM at a constant mean average speed of 53 mi/h (85 km/h). That's homesickness!

Trivial, but "on topic": All three route-leg calculations (two segments each) can be totaled and retained using only a 4-level RPN stack prior to conversions. I'd never before checked how feasible this fictitious trip would have been.

-- KS


Edited: 7 Nov 2010, 1:31 a.m.

#35

OK, Florida is not nearly as big as Texas, in any direction, but when I go from my home in Naples to my birthplace in SC, it's 9 hours and 7 of those are in Florida.


#36

I drove from Miami to New York many years ago and yes, Florida is a very long state North/South.


#37

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Florida is a very long state North/South.

Yulee - Homestead: 425 mi. (N-S)

Atlantic Beach - Ensley: 375 mi. (E-W)

Not too much different! (Not counting the Keys).


#38

You are right of course. But for some reason, even though I have crossed Florida both E/W and N/S it seemed much shorter E/W. Don't ask me why, it must have been some time warp thing. Maybe that extra 50 miles was very painful. No, that wasn't it. Driving North my parents wanted to travel US 1. They really wanted to see the area. After a day or so of that I convinced them that we really needed to get on I95...

#39

I can drive west on I-10, maintaining the speed limit the whole time (70, 75, or 80 mph depending on where you are) and still be in Texas after 10 hours.


#40

Yes, but on I-10 you enter Texas over 200 miles to the west of where you would enter driving I-40. Even if the speed limit is 80 over that distance and you don't stop that is an additional 2.5 hours.

#41

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Pretty women who would normally ignore me say "hello"...

Who needs calculators?

#42

My pretty woman has her own 32S (two of them, actually) (and an 11C)!

Actually, I've made similar comments previously. My wife and I are both astronomers, who were grad students and post-docs in the early 70s, so we are quite the HP fans from the earliest days.

Are there any other HP calculator couples out there?


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