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comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_disorder
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comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
@blunders Yep all sorts of things, but you might be thinking of it a bit wrong. I'm talking about an instance of positive or neutral feedback with no negative feedback. Actually your example of a door that unlocks when your turn it the second time is a good example of what I'm talking about. The behavior of the door is a great example of negative feedback. 1st time locks the door, 2nd time unlocks it.. therefore don't turn it a 2nd time if it want it locked. I do ~try~ to set my deadbolt twice but it doesn't turn the 2nd time, now if it gave me an electrical shock the 2nd time...
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comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
@gd1 You are essentially making an assertion that this behavior is "not needed/ not useful / not logical" which quite obviously is a false statement simply by the evidence of the fact that there have been numerous people on this very page that clearly have "useful" and "logical" reasons for doing this very thing (even when the particular device in question does not require it)
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answered Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
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comment Why do people clear the screen multiple times when using a calculator?
Many new calculators, particularly desktop 10-key calculators have this operating mode so I don't think it is really an issue of old calculators vs new calculators.