Wednesday, March 31, 2021

HP

 Tam at View from the Porch posted a meme saying that you can tell a lot about a person from how they view the letters HP , is it horsepower or hit points?

I immediately sees HP as Hewlitt-Packard. A commentary on how I have spent most of the last 35 years.

 



27 comments:

Jonathan H said...

I first think of Hollow Point

The Freeholder said...

When I was working they were my favorite server vendor. At least after DEC was gone.

Unknown said...

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

==Dwight
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Divemedic said...

My dad was an area manager for HP. He worked there from 1971 to his retirement in the early 2000's (2002?)

taminator013 said...

I'm with Johnathan H.........

Glen Filthie said...

You are all uncultured prunes.

HP is for the King Of Steak Sauces. :)

ASM826 said...

I am going to use that, Glen, I can identify as an uncultured prune.

AuricTech Shipyards said...

HP is also a demand, at least according to Captain Fantastic.

Borepatch said...

I like Dwight's comment.

Mrs. S. said...

I still miss my HP 15C that was stolen from my desk at work. Gotta love the Reverse Polish notation.

Unknown said...

I like Mrs. S comment.

I had a HP-41, a HP-48, and a HP-50. I also have one of the reissues of the HP 15C on my desk at work.

At least, I think I do: I haven't been to my office in over a year now, and the current projection for re-opening the offices is the end of June.

==Dwight

chris said...

OK - now do WANG ;)

drjim said...

First thing I thought when I saw the post title was "Hewlett-Packard".

World leader in test equipment and electronic instrumentation for decades. My signal generator, power meter, frequency counter, and spectrum analyzer are all HP. My oscilloscope is a Tektronix 'cuz they do 'scopes better.

Divemedic said...

@Drjim- for a couple of years after my Navy stint, I did work on vector drives. I had a Tektronix and a Fluke Scope meter. I loved both- each had its uses. You are right that Tektronix is the best oscope.

The Neon Madman said...

Dr Jim: I worked in electronics for 25 years. The rule was Tektronix for scopes, Fluke for handheld meters, and HP for everything else.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Computers. Followed by Hit Points, of course.

drjim said...

@Divemedic and @Neon - Yep, that's always been the batting order. Also have both a Fluke and an HP DMM. When I got started with my own test gear, and was bucks down, I wound up with an HP scope, and a Tek Spec A, exactly the opposite of what I wanted. Both the instruments were adequate, but the ergonomics on them was less than good.

LSP said...

I see Hewitt-Packard. Hmmmm.

Medicman said...

I had a 28S the first time I went to college in 1988. I loved the RPN

Old NFO said...

Hewlitt-Packard, closely followed by (J)HP...

John said...

Came of age in the muscle car era. Definitely, Horse Power.

Eric Wilner said...

At the risk of showing my age... for a long time, I carried an HP-45. I still have one in the archives, somewhere, waiting for me to cook up a replacement for the NiCd battery pack.
Currently have a 32S II on my desk. Actual pocket calculator nowadays is an app on my phone, which, yes, speaks RPN because I never did learn how to use a calculator with the dagnab = button.

Brad_in_IL said...

Steak sauce? That sorry English excuse for badly-made ketchup .. NEVER. A good steak, properly seasoned and grilled doesn't need any sauce. Gimme a THICK cut rib-eye or NY strip, cooked to an internal temp of about 115 Fahrenheit, roasted garlic asparagus and perhaps a hunk-o-tater on the side with a glass of Argentine Malbec ... finished off with a wee dram of Islay Malt ... screw the HP "sauce".

Brad_in_IL said...

I still have my HP12C financial calculator I purchased in 1985 .. that pup saved my bacon more times than I a can remember. When I had the opportunity to pick up a second one, for free, I GRABBED that sucker faster than NY Gov. Cuomo grabs an intern's ass.

Comrade Misfit said...

I saw the topic title "HP" in my blogroll and thought that you were writing about the Browning Hi-Power.

Ritchie said...

Binary choices are easier than nuances.

Tam said...

Jumping to conclusions is easier than reading the linked post.