Calc.exe wtf



  • Had the scientific view of Windows Calculator open, and started hunting for the sqrt button. Nowhere was it to be found. With buttons for functions such as factorials and boolean operations you'd think it'd be capable of performing square root. Even weirder, the standard non-scientific view has a sqrt button.

    A quick search led to a humorous Knowledge Base article explaining to me that x^0.5 == sqrt(x). Since there is an x^y button, there was obviously no reason to include a sqrt button; that would be redundant. And yet there are x^2 and x^3 buttons. Along those lines, why include a multiplication button when you can use repeated addition?



  • That's dumb and the KB ticket is too, but that's not very exciting either.



  •  You can just check inv and then click x^2. On TI's calculators sqrt is put as shift-x^2 the same way.



  • lern2tersecalc or OCRCalc



  • Agreed, it's annoying as hell even if there is a workaround. Lazy UI design.



  •  I like how that KB article uses ascii "art" to explain that (sqrt(x) == x^0,5). It's really well done. ;-)



  • @boolean said:

    A quick search led to a humorous Knowledge Base article

    This KB article is very humorous indeed and this is TheRealWTF for me: all KB articles are displayed in my first language by default, which is ok for most web pages. But most of the the Knowledge Base articles are machine translated and completely uncomprehensible, and the link to the original article is hidden in a big 'we know that the translation is bad' box at the bottom.

    In this case even the title is funny, because (square-)root of a number and root of a tree are different words in German, it is translated as something like: Square you stem (Sqrt) in the Wissenschaftlichen Modus of the Computer. (I replaced the untranslated "Scientific Mode" with the German words.). This is not far from http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Assembles-Elucidation.aspx



  •  Hmm.. I wonder what this means, found in the KB article. Could this mean it hasn't changed since 199x?

    Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
    Microsoft Windows 3.0a
    Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
    Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
    Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11



  • @tamm said:

    Could this mean it hasn't changed since 199x?

    Nope.



  • Another funny calc.exe fact. It gives numbers with 1 more significant digit then you can enter into it.



    Press [PI], [ctrl+c], press [CE], [ctrl+v], and you lost the last digit.



  • @samanddeanus said:

     You can just check inv and then click x^2. On TI's calculators sqrt is put as shift-x^2 the same way.

    It also works for x^y ( 2 INV x^y 3 instead of 2 x^y 0.333333333333333 for cube root ). Which makes one wonder who wrote the KB article, since they obviously know nothing about the calculator. In fairness, the INV key is not explained in the help (XP version).



  • @strcmp said:

    In this case even the title is funny, because (square-)root of a number and root of a tree are different words in German, it is translated as something like: Square you stem (Sqrt) in the Wissenschaftlichen Modus of the Computer.
     

    I love these automatically translated pages, too. I don't think there's any point, as you never understand the translated text anyway. However, its a bit strange that the title is translated to "Square the stem", but later on in the text it is correctly translated as "square root" (Quadratwurzel).

    I also like the following part:

    1.Typ 144.

    2.Presse die ( X^ Y ) Schaltfläche.
    3.Typ 0.5 Oder .5.
    4.Drücken Sie die TASTE Gleichheitszeichen (=) oder eine weitere Operator-Taste wie der TASTE.

    Which translates back into English as:

    1. Kind 144

    2. Press the (X^Y) button.

    3. Kind 0.5 or .5.

    4. Push the KEY equals sign (=) or another operator-key like the KEY

     



  • @samanddeanus said:

     You can just check inv and then click x^2. On TI's calculators sqrt is put as shift-x^2 the same way.


    Or use the keycombo (from the helpful help): [number] i @



  • @fbjon said:

    @samanddeanus said:

     You can just check inv and then click x^2. On TI's calculators sqrt is put as shift-x^2 the same way.


    Or use the keycombo (from the helpful help): [number] i @

    WTF??? The @ key is X^Y in scientific mode, and sqrt in standard mode. Who wrote this POS ?



  • If you're using calc in scientific mode you probably know that sqrt(x) = x^0.5.

    But the "inv x^2" combo was new to me, too. It seems kind of obvious now, but I thought the "inv" was reserved for the trigonometric functions. It's placed right next to "hyp" after all, and there's both a "exp" and "ln" button instead of only one + "inv".



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    @tamm said:

    Could this mean it hasn't changed since 199x?

    Nope.


    Okay, but none of those images show the calc in scientific mode.



  • In early versions of the Mac OS X calculator (I think circa 10.4.x) if you pressed the pi key, then pressed the negative key, it displayed "-3". Thankfully it was fixed in 10.5.



  • @topspin said:

    If you're using calc in scientific mode you probably know that sqrt(x) = x^0.5.

    But the "inv x^2" combo was new to me, too. It seems kind of obvious now, but I thought the "inv" was reserved for the trigonometric functions. It's placed right next to "hyp" after all, and there's both a "exp" and "ln" button instead of only one + "inv".

     

    The exp button doesn't do what you think it does. It just lets you set exponents for numbers and is nothing to do with e itself.

     As far as I know the only way to get e in calc is to use the inv functionality by doing: Inv + 1 + ln



  • @dcardani said:

    In early versions of the Mac OS X calculator (I think circa 10.4.x) if you pressed the pi key, then pressed the negative key, it displayed "-3". Thankfully it was fixed in 10.5.

    On 10.4.11, pressing "pi" displays "3.14159265359". Pressing the "negative" key displays "-pi". Pressing it again gives you "pi". Repeated presses toggle between "pi" and "-pi". If at any point you press "=" without entering a calculation, the number gets truncated to the appropriately-signed "3".



    On 10.5.4, pressing "pi" displays "3.141592653589793". Pressing the "negative" key displays "-3.141592653589793". Pressing it again gives you "pi". Pressing it again leaves the display at "pi", but the actual value is "-3.141592653589793".



    Perhaps OSX Calculator was somebody's entry to the OMGWTF contest?



  • @tdittmar said:

    Which translates back into English as:

    1. Kind 144
    2. Press the (X^Y) button.
    3. Kind 0.5 or .5.
    4. Push the KEY equals sign (=) or another operator-key like the KEY



    More like:
    • Guy 144
    • Media the ( X^ Y ) button.
    • Guy 0.5 Or .5.
    • Push the KEY equals sign (=) or another operator key like of the KEY.



      Also, I find the "feature" more annoying that calc.exe will evaluate "3+25" correctly as 3+(25) in scientific mode, but in simple mode incorrectly as (3+2)*5. Which sucks because simple mode doesn't even offer paranthesis.


  • @derula said:

    Also, I find the "feature" more annoying that calc.exe will evaluate "3+25" correctly as 3+(25) in scientific mode, but in simple mode incorrectly as (3+2)*5. Which sucks because simple mode doesn't even offer paranthesis.

    Simple mode is imitating a traditional four-function calculator, which doesn't offer parenthesis or order-of-operation.



  • @Carnildo said:

    @derula said:
    Also, I find the "feature" more annoying that calc.exe will evaluate "3+25" correctly as 3+(25) in scientific mode, but in simple mode incorrectly as (3+2)*5. Which sucks because simple mode doesn't even offer paranthesis.

    Simple mode is imitating a traditional four-function calculator, which doesn't offer parenthesis or order-of-operation.

    AYS?  Every traditional four-function calculator I've ever used got operator precedence right.  It wouldn't be unusual for microsoft to assume that people are stupid, try and play to that, and end up producing something that would be patronising even to a two-year-old.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    @tamm said:

    Could this mean it hasn't changed since 199x?

    Nope.

    Aww cool..... they got Amiga!



  • @Daid said:

    Another funny calc.exe fact. It gives numbers with 1 more significant digit then you can enter into it.



    Press [PI], [ctrl+c], press [CE], [ctrl+v], and you lost the last digit.

    In my experience, this tends to be typical for more advanced calculators to have "hidden precision".

    Also fun fact: basic calculator view can be made to go into scientific notation, but you can't actually enter such numbers (do 9999... * 99999.... a bunch and see for yourself).



  • @DaveK said:

    @Carnildo said:

    @derula said:
    Also, I find the "feature" more annoying that calc.exe will evaluate "3+25" correctly as 3+(25) in scientific mode, but in simple mode incorrectly as (3+2)*5. Which sucks because simple mode doesn't even offer paranthesis.

    Simple mode is imitating a traditional four-function calculator, which doesn't offer parenthesis or order-of-operation.

    AYS?  Every traditional four-function calculator I've ever used got operator precedence right.  It wouldn't be unusual for microsoft to assume that people are stupid, try and play to that, and end up producing something that would be patronising even to a two-year-old.

     

    Actually, most 4-function calculators can't do anything with order of operations, because as soon as you input a single operation, they evaluate it...just like calc.exe. If you have a fancy expensive 4-function calculator put out by Texas Instruments or something, it might have parantheses and such, but most people have 4-function calculators that they got for free as advertising shwag that do 4 functions and no fancy fluff.



  • Okay, but none of those images show the calc in scientific mode.
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    (in win3.1)



  • @bugmenot1 said:

    ESPV
    Gah!! my eyes!



  •  @TooWhiteAndNerdy said:

    @bugmenot1 said:
    ESPV
    Gah!! my eyes!

    base64 -d < post.txt > calc.gif

    Next time use Photobucket.



  • Next time use Photobucket.
    I hope the forum get a "upload image"-function until next time



  • @JonC said:

    The exp button doesn't do what you think it does. It just lets you set exponents for numbers and is nothing to do with e itself.

     

     

    Damn. That happens when you guess how sth works without having tested it...



  • @bugmenot1 said:

    Next time use Photobucket.
    I hope the forum get a "upload image"-function until next time

    Or you could just not be an asshole and use one of the many free image-hosting sites. 



  • Or you could just not be an asshole and use one of the many free image-hosting sites.
    Oh, but then you couldn't see the image in lynx...



  • @bugmenot1 said:

    Or you could just not be an asshole and use one of the many free image-hosting sites.

    Oh, but then you couldn't see the image in lynx...

     

    So you'd rather cater to the <0.1% that use lynx then the 99.9% of the users with graphical browsers?



  • So you'd rather cater to the &lt;0.1% that use lynx then the 99.9% of the users with graphical browsers?
    As text it is compatible to both kind of browser.



  • @bugmenot1 said:

    So you'd rather cater to the &lt;0.1% that use lynx then the 99.9% of the users with graphical browsers?
    As text it is compatible to both kind of browser.

    Seriously, stop being an idiot.  Or if that's not possible, just shut the fuck up. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @bugmenot1 said:

    As text it is compatible to both kind of browser.

    Seriously, stop being an idiot.  Or if that's not possible, just shut the fuck up. 

    The fact that he has bugmenot (A site with accounts for people too lazy to register on sites.) in his username says a lot here, I guess.



  • @bugmenot1 said:

    So you'd rather cater to the &lt;0.1% that use lynx then the 99.9% of the users with graphical browsers?
    As text it is compatible to both kind of browser.

     

    1) Screenshots are not the type of image that can be converted into text.

    2) This isn't text, it's a GIF file in base64.



  • @wybl said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @bugmenot1 said:

    As text it is compatible to both kind of browser.

    Seriously, stop being an idiot.  Or if that's not possible, just shut the fuck up. 

    The fact that he has bugmenot (A site with accounts for people too lazy to register on sites.) in his username says a lot here, I guess.

    Agreed, except I can't seem to find the account on bugmenot anymore, so I'm not sure if his username is just a goof or if it was removed from bugmenot. 



  • Seriously, stop being an idiot. Or if that's not possible, just shut the fuck up.
    Seriously, what's wrong with a gif in base64. After all it is a very WTFly way to post pictures, and you wouldn't be here if you don't want to see WTFs.

    Agreed, except I can't seem to find the account on bugmenot anymore, so I'm not sure if his username is just a goof or if it was removed from bugmenot.
    It was there.



  • @bugmenot1 said:

    Seriously, what's wrong with a gif in base64. After all it is a very WTFly way to post pictures, and you wouldn't be here if you don't want to see WTFs.




  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @bugmenot1 said:

    Next time use Photobucket.
    I hope the forum get a "upload image"-function until next time

    Or you could just not be an asshole and use one of the many free image-hosting sites. 

    Well, I'll post it then. The lynx users can just piss off already. I got this using an online encoder [url=http://www.motobit.com/util/base64-decoder-encoder.asp]http://www.motobit.com/util/base64-decoder-encoder.asp[/url]

    [URL=http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=base64um8.gif][IMG]http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/6003/base64um8.th.gif[/IMG][/URL]

    Anyway, my point exactly: This old screenshot does [i]not[/i] have a square root key in scientific mode.


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