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OS Calculators Confuse Reality

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By Evan Ackerman

Sometimes, for chronic computer users like myself, it’s hard to differentiate between the digital world and reality. If you’ve ever done something really really stupid and then noticed your fingers unconsciously pressing control + z, you know what I’m talking about. This issue is made substantially more complicated by these calculators, which are modeled on the little calculator apps that come with your operating system unless you use something cooler like Linux.

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These calculators are currently a concept from Mintpass, and their designer rightly points out that the chances of them ever getting produced is rather slim considering who owns the actual designs, but he envisions them being made as trade show handouts or something… We’ll let you know if we see any at CES in January. And I just have to wonder what, exactly, is supposed to happen when you press that bright red button in the upper right corner… If it’s as faithful a reproduction as it looks, it probably causes the calculator to self destruct.

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  • mcman

    Speaking of Linux, remember when he and Charlie Brown got lost in the Grand Canyon and the little Indian boy helped them find their camp? Oh and remember when Charlie Brown and Linux were shipwrecked on the uncharted Island?

    Good times, good times…..

    Speaking of good times, remember when Thelma asked Linux to paint a picture of Charlie Brown for the community center auction?

  • chaosoldier

    well then..

  • chaosoldier

    This is pretty cool, and I would love to see these actually produced.

  • Jessicat

    “We’ll let you know if we see any at CES in January.”
    Thanks, and if you don't mind pick me up one…lol

    I would so love to have one. (windows please) lol And I would hope the [x] button is to turn it off and not explode. I think I'd cry if it did… that or buy a million of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    Nothing can contend with my solid TI-89! Not even Windows Calculator.

  • http://www.facebook.com/James.M.Lim James Lim

    RAD! I would love to have something like this. Would I use it, no. This is less capable than the calculator on my BB.

  • chaosoldier

    well then..

  • chaosoldier

    This is pretty cool, and I would love to see these actually produced.

  • Jessicat

    “We’ll let you know if we see any at CES in January.”
    Thanks, and if you don't mind pick me up one…lol

    I would so love to have one. (windows please) lol And I would hope the [x] button is to turn it off and not explode. I think I'd cry if it did… that or buy a million of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    Nothing can contend with my solid TI-89! Not even Windows Calculator.

  • http://www.facebook.com/James.M.Lim James Lim

    RAD! I would love to have something like this. Would I use it, no. This is less capable than the calculator on my BB.