Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...
Re: Damaged Calculator[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Damaged Calculator
- From: "Phuong Nguyen" <PNguyen(--nospam--at)portla.org>
- Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 08:54:30 -0700
Maybe I go off a little bit, and please don't beat me to death for this. I had a Casio calculator I bought at Target 19 years ago, don't remember the price. Probably $10 at that time, and it helped me thru my college years, many exams, quizzes, EIT, BS, MS, comprehensive exam, PE....and it still worked fine. I only realized that it was outlawed when I wanted to take the SE few years ago.
I bought a new Casio per spec, didn't like it much. Bought the HP per spec, didn't like it either and gave it away to a friend...and don't know the logic why my basic, non programable, 19 year old, $10 Target calculator was outlawed. Still don't.
I hardly use calculator for any complex calculation any more. Spreadsheets, MathCAD, proprietary programs like SAP, StaadPro...are great, but still love my old beat up calculator, back from the time struggling between school, work, saving nickel and dimes for books...
Thanks to you all for keeping this thread alive to date. Just check recently, my calculator has a crack on the back now. Probably it's time for it to retire for good. It's gonna be on the top shelf in my closet at home.
Don't we engineers reminisce on good old time and good old thing sometimes?
>>> Daryl Richardson <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)shaw.ca> 5/14/2008 3:51 PM >>>
It's hard to even find a retail hardware store or lumber dealer that knows what the basic products are any more. Some time ago I went into one of these "one stop carry all" stores to get some Sono Tube for my own sun deck project. The clerk didn't know what it was so he went and got his supervisor. The supervisor didn't know much more; his response was "Why don't you try Revie? They sell saunas."
H. Daryl Richardson
- Prev by Subject: Re: Damaged Calculator
- Next by Subject: Design Aids? ( RE: Steel slides for quick reference)
- Previous by thread: Re: Damaged Calculator
- Next by thread: Re: Damaged Calculator