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Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« on: 19:49, 05 April 16 »
The video says it all:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443B6f_4n6k[/youtube]

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #1 on: 20:31, 05 April 16 »
oh sh****t, this will be the end of the world...

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #2 on: 20:41, 05 April 16 »
And what happend in today devices?

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #3 on: 02:43, 06 April 16 »
That one is a really cool calculator, although she seemed quite trolled in the video  :-\

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #4 on: 03:04, 06 April 16 »

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #5 on: 10:52, 06 April 16 »
My mechanical calculator is a generation older, so no motor, you have to wind the handle yourself. Division by zero gets quite tiring after a few minutes and I usually give up.

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #6 on: 16:01, 08 April 16 »
You really have one? And you haven't posted any vids/photos yet? :)

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #7 on: 22:10, 08 April 16 »
Hmm, a cake divided by zero = more cake for me  :laugh:
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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #8 on: 18:40, 09 April 16 »
You really have one? And you haven't posted any vids/photos yet? :)

A mechanical calculator? Yes. I restored it myself a few years back. I'll post a picture when I get home.

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #9 on: 14:35, 10 April 16 »
Just for Gryzor:
This is one of my Mechanical Calculators. The Triumphator HZN from 1936. Full restored and working. This was one of the more advanced (expensive) models of the time that did multiplication and division. Unfortunately it doesn't do Hex, so it's not really suitable for programming.

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #10 on: 14:57, 10 April 16 »
Just for Gryzor:
This is one of my Mechanical Calculators. The Triumphator HZN from 1936. Full restored and working. This was one of the more advanced (expensive) models of the time that did multiplication and division. Unfortunately it doesn't do Hex, so it's not really suitable for programming.

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Amazing right? a 1936 device can made multiplication, but z80 from de 70 middle not. :)

My mechanical calculator is a generation older, so no motor, you have to wind the handle yourself. Division by zero gets quite tiring after a few minutes and I usually give up.

Bryce.

Because its a 2x1 device , its help your mind to made big calculations, and in the same its help you made musculature without go to fitness center.

Thats remember me i play the friday with a friend to the fallout 4 in the ps4, and he have a weapon thats use the same system as your calculator to reload one shot. jeje.


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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #11 on: 15:05, 10 April 16 »
Actually, it multiplies using the same method as a Z80, by adding the number to itself X amount of times.

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #12 on: 16:05, 10 April 16 »
Amazing device! It also helps the nice condition you keep it in.

Thanks for the picture!

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #13 on: 19:19, 10 April 16 »
Because its a 2x1 device , its help your mind to made big calculations, and in the same its help you made musculature without go to fitness center.

At this time, being a geek and being fit was not antinomic  :P

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #14 on: 20:04, 10 April 16 »
Just for Gryzor:
This is one of my Mechanical Calculators. The Triumphator HZN from 1936. Full restored and working. This was one of the more advanced (expensive) models of the time that did multiplication and division. Unfortunately it doesn't do Hex, so it's not really suitable for programming.

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Loving the name!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

P.D: The machine is really cool as well.

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #15 on: 17:22, 12 April 16 »
Wow, what a beauty.... I'd really, really, really love to have one. It's gorgeous. And of course the name is fantastic too! :D


Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #16 on: 17:31, 12 April 16 »
As I mentioned to someone else here. The really amazing bits are inside. I'll be doing some more work on it later and I'll post a picture of that too. Unlike the Z80, you can see how this machine calculates :)

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #17 on: 17:48, 12 April 16 »
As I mentioned to someone else here. The really amazing bits are inside. I'll be doing some more work on it later and I'll post a picture of that too. Unlike the Z80, you can see how this machine calculates :)
Now that would be good, I look forward to seeing pictures of the inner workings  :D
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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #18 on: 22:40, 12 April 16 »
Ok, so here it is inside. For those who know their mechanical calculators, the negative decimal shift is broken. Positive shifts work fine, but negative shifts only go half way. Both the front and the thumb shift levers have the same problem, so the problem must be on the result cylinder. I suspect that a tooth on the shift lever is damaged, but to find out, I need to strip in down completely.  :( Major work that I don't really have time for at the moment.

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #19 on: 22:49, 12 April 16 »
It's so beatiful!

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #20 on: 09:29, 13 April 16 »
Major work that I don't really have time for at the moment.
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Oh well, I'll give you €50 for it.


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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #21 on: 09:53, 13 April 16 »

Oh well, I'll give you €50 for it.

Yeah, sure. Including postage I assume? :D

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Re: Division by zero on a mechanical calculator
« Reply #22 on: 18:29, 14 April 16 »
... Unlike the Z80, you can see how this machine calculates :)


Well, I can see that on on 6510 too.  ;D :P 8) ;) :)
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