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Finally acquired a Woodstock
10-31-2017, 04:12 PM (This post was last modified: 10-31-2017 04:13 PM by Geoff Quickfall.)
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Yep,

HP 25 as my university entry calc. It was a must have for the stats course. Slide rules were abandoned in that course the previous year (1976).

Sold it to help finance a 41 in 1979 which I bought from a company called Elektek (if memory serves me correctly)

Then, in 1993 I found, yes found an HP 25C in a garbage can (dumpster diving) in the flight planning room, the garbage can empty except for the cal. Yes, some one had thrown it out as the battery pack had died. Two new alkalines and a clean of the spring contacts and it was up and running.

The lunar simulator was my first computer game! Of course I hacked it for more fuel.

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Finally acquired a Woodstock - Chasfield - 10-25-2017, 03:01 PM
RE: Finally acquired a Woodstock - jebem - 10-25-2017, 06:33 PM
RE: Finally acquired a Woodstock - Guido - 10-25-2017, 07:28 PM
RE: Finally acquired a Woodstock - Gamo - 10-31-2017, 11:45 AM
RE: Finally acquired a Woodstock - BobVA - 10-31-2017, 03:46 PM
RE: Finally acquired a Woodstock - Geoff Quickfall - 10-31-2017 04:12 PM
RE: Finally acquired a Woodstock - aurelio - 11-06-2017, 09:04 PM
RE: Finally acquired a Woodstock - Dieter - 01-11-2018, 10:10 AM



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