Hey, I'll have you know that I'm only 32 and a proud owner of an HP-48 that I used in high school. And, for the record, RPN rocks!
October 29, 2010 at 11:26 PM
Damn reverse polish notation. I'm 31 ;)
October 29, 2010 at 11:36 PM
Hey!!!! I have 24 and I understand that... The legend is bad!!!! =P
October 29, 2010 at 11:41 PM
Not like you need to be 42+ to know Reverse Polish Notation, I had it in class when learning assembly.
Ward Muylaert |
October 29, 2010 at 11:53 PM
I'm 26 and I remember reversed polish notation (maybe because of patriotic reasons - I'm from Poland). I even had commodore calculator when I was young... and I still think that postfix notation is far more human-readable than the "traditional" infix one.
October 29, 2010 at 11:57 PM
Hey! I am only 33 and I still have my HP48G near my desk!
October 30, 2010 at 12:08 AM
Am I weird? I'm far from 42, and I know what RPN is :-/
October 30, 2010 at 12:13 AM
Hey! i'm 24 but my dad got one of thoose Reverse Polish notation calcs and i really love it!
btw, theres an app for iphone and such that emulates that calcs.
Greetings form spain!
October 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM
Man, I honestly am 24yrs old and I got the funny part in your comic
My dad still has one of those HP "pocket" computers. I used it a few times for fun (I was 10-12yrs old) and it was a pretty nifty piece of equipment, and it could do more complex equations, with user input variables :D ...good days. He still has it, and it is in a mint state, you don't see something like that made this days :(
October 30, 2010 at 01:08 AM
I used an HP48G+ during college, and it saved my life!!
October 30, 2010 at 01:32 AM
I'm 21 and I get it! If you excuse me, I need to get a life, brb.
October 30, 2010 at 04:22 AM
Yezzz! This is indeed a great one... I've been a fan of geekandpoke for quite a while now and enjoyed the cartoons a lot, but this is my first comment.
Actually, I'm not in the target group (34++) *and* I never used one of those HPs; instead when I went to highschool, I learned the basics of basic on my Sharp PC-E 500 (which is still alive and running up to date btw). On this calculator, the user enters data in "natural mathematical formula language" (ok, this is a very weird term, but you know what I mean). I was used to this machine and loved it back then (I actually still do, after all I'm talking about my first computer here).
Later at the university most of my fellow students used the said HPs, which I had never tried before; when my mate showed me how to enter data, the system totally weirded me out - I never switched to this device; so it took me quite a while to get the joke... but then it hit me and so I wrote this very comment and here we are. I'm out, just one more thing: keep up the great fun! I'll keep liking g&p.
October 30, 2010 at 04:40 AM
yeah because you know a lot of us "young" geeks prefer prefix to rpn
(/ (- (* (+ 4 2) (+ 23 47)) 1) 10)
Karl Åström |
October 30, 2010 at 06:35 AM
I don't get it!
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October 30, 2010 at 08:12 AM
Love it! Although you're little off in the age range there, I'm 28 and I still have my hp49g+ on my desk. Don't use it much, but still..
October 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM
I'm 16 and do know HP's RPN input method =) !
October 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM
How true. But I do not miss it... I still use my faithful HP-16C :-)
(it beats firing up a console window and starting Lua)
Enrico Colombini |
October 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM
- 27 y. o.
October 30, 2010 at 09:07 PM
I will ask "explain xkcd" guys if they can explain this one too :-)
October 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM
This is easily the best and geekiest of your strips I have seen. Loved this totally totally totally.
October 31, 2010 at 08:11 AM
Oh dear, love that !!
HP48 Rulez !
November 02, 2010 at 05:10 PM
November 04, 2010 at 08:16 PM
1993 48g owner still catch it.
November 07, 2010 at 09:44 PM
I'm Carol, 7 years old, and I understood your comic.
You've offended me.
November 10, 2010 at 12:03 PM
OMG! Too many people got trolled...
November 17, 2010 at 05:33 PM
I'm 33 and loved my RPN calc. Didn't have to worry about anybody wanting to borrow it, and it was more powerful than most everybody else's. The only problem is when it finally died, it took me a few months to remember how to use a "normal" calculator. Still try to use RPN sometimes.
December 06, 2010 at 09:29 AM
just for feeding the troll :
hey, grand pa, I'm 26 and I use a HP48GX since highschool. And now I use dc everywhere in my shells (because a shell is über-portable : you can connect to it from phones, laptops, desktops, a friend's computer or through proxies at work/universities).
December 10, 2010 at 02:22 PM
Also adding in to the trolling: I'm 22 and als still use RPN calculators. They just rule the hell out of the other ones..
December 18, 2010 at 05:37 PM
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