HP 49 G Easter Egg - HP 49G Secrets
Easter eggs in the 49G!
Yes, there are many Easter eggs. One is carried over from the HP 48G series. Type RULES and you'll get the following word puzzle:
T H G.T. O
E BERNARD M E A GERALD
P H I A ACO N A A O
JEAN-YVES VGER F Y B Y L
T T I K F A R JEFF
E MIKA DAN R I I O
GARRY A E E A
KEIRAN CYRILLE NIGEL
VGER is V'Ger, the code name for the 49G and also a computer/robot in a Star Trek movie. ACO stands for Australian Calculator Operation, the name of the group which designed the 49G. The other names are people related to the development of the 49G: BERNARD Parisse, CHRIS Leitao, CHRISTIAN Bourgeois, CYRILLE de Brebisson, DAN Smith, DAVID Chibo, GABRIEL Lagos, GARRY Heinze, GEOFFREY Marnell, GERALD Squelart, G.T. Springer, JEAN-YVES Avenard, JEFF Harcourt, JIAN He, KEIRAN O'Neill, MARK Carter, MIKA Heiskanen, MITCH Davis, NIGEL Hooke, PETER Lanius, RAY Suryn, RODOLFO Sandonato, TANYA Brooks, and TEHN Yit Chin.
Want to know another Easter egg? There's a Tetris game hidden in the ROM. Just type "HpMad" (including the quotation marks) in any input form. Have fun!
There are even more Easter eggs elsewhere, but those are up to you to find.
Press ON-D followed by one of the following keys to do something cool:
F1: Memory scanner (use up/down/left/right and +, -, *, / to navigate and 0-9 and F1-F6 to switch banks)
F2: Grayscale photo of Christian Bourgeois (use arrows to scroll if necessary, ON to exit)
F3: Grayscale photo of Cyrille de Brebisson
F5: RS-232 loopback test (short TX and RX pins first)
APPS: Grayscale photo of Gerald Squelart
VAR: Grayscale photo of Jean-Yves Avenard
HIST: Grayscale photo of Mark Carter
SQRT: Grayscale photo of Ray Suryn
SIN: Grayscale photo of Cyrille, Jean-Yves, Mika Heiskanen, Gerald, and Bernard Parisse
COS: Grayscale photo of Tanya Brooks
EEX: Grayscale photo of a keyboard simulator and a 48GX with 49G hardware in port 2
1: "Write on ERAM OK..."
2: CPU clock speed
3: Full keyboard test
4: Partial keyboard test
5: Quick ROM test
6: Quick RAM test
7: Comprehensive ROM test
8: Comprehensive RAM test
9: Formats (defrags?) Flash ROM
7.1/10 with 249 votes
||Pernauta on 06-14-2000
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