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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    Depends on the calculator I suppose......Usually on most small calculators, I guess the program is burned into ROM somwhere on the board

    ::Was I the only one who opened this thread expecting potato based snacks?::

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    Huh....howzat??!

    I am before original poster!

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    I chose a simple thing to xplain my question


    A calculator uses a board and numbers and a screen correct?

    Well where does the board keep its program to read the button_*_down and button_5_down and sumbit data screen ino to the screen

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    It says krappykoder is the creator of this thread, yet I see Fordy as the first post in this thread. Is that just me, or did he delete the first post s/he made?
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    >>It says krappykoder is the creator of this thread,
    its a problem, and it's being looked into.

    >Was I the only one who opened this thread expecting potato based snacks
    No, I was too.... and now its made me hungry.
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    A calculator has a chip on board that can store data (probably represented as a simple stack of floating point numbers) in the form of erasable memory. However, I believe the program itself is nonexistant, rather actual logic gates are used to process the data, hence there is probably no "CPU". Correct me if I'm wrong though...



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    Originally posted by Fordy


    ::Was I the only one who opened this thread expecting potato based snacks?::
    Yes. I was expecting a thread about Doritos, which are obviously
    not derived from potatos.
    Staying away from General.

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    Just shows you the cream always rises to the top, eh, Fordy?

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    I was expecting a thread about Doritos
    Your not the only one :P

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    >> I was expecting a thread about Doritos

    so was i, but i was also expecting......ah.. never mind

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    I was betting on that wonderful old TV show: CHiPs
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    So.........what the hell is the question? Dont keep us all in suspense.


    Is it the calculator? Or is it about crisps?
    Such is life.

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    >>Is it the calculator? Or is it about crisps?
    no no no.... it's about chips
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    u know whats good, those newer frito twist things.

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