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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1119
Registered: Oct-07
Must See.
And hi-tech, to boot

Entabulator.wmv

man, I hope this works.......
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1120
Registered: Oct-07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIS5n9Oyzsc

this is better....the UTUBE source.
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 14932
Registered: Dec-04
 

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 3880
Registered: Feb-07
Neat... but he never once mentions a "flux capacitor"
 

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Username: Soundgame

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 1144
Registered: Jun-08
You watch too much Star Trek Dave....LOL!
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 14977
Registered: Dec-04
George, you are not even a proper weenie. The flux capacitor is from 'back to the future'
If you persist on trying to be a weenie, you have some research to do.
And get a pocket protector, aisle 3, on the left.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1159
Registered: Oct-07
Wanna borrow my slide rule?
Got a couple, including a ROUND one.......and I still know how to run the basic functions.
 

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 3893
Registered: Feb-07
Leo, while trying to research if a round slide rule even exists, I discovered that there's an entire subculture on the internet dedicated to slide rules. Go figure.
 

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Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1178
Registered: Oct-07
After the lights go out, the slide rule and abacus will be the only way left to do higher math. nobody has enough fingers or toes.
 

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 3894
Registered: Feb-07
If the lights go out, will higher math help bring them back on? If so, thank god for Leo and his slide rule!
 

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Username: Nuck

Post Number: 15001
Registered: Dec-04
Is Snake Pliskin gonna throw the switch?
Lets hope Leo can do division on the round slide rule...

Gentlemen, we should remember that they sent men to the moon based on some geek with a slide rule, sitting on 12 tons of barely controlled explosives.
 

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 3897
Registered: Feb-07
Man, I love your references Nuck!

Good point about the moon shot. Ever see the movie Apollo 13? Remember all the geeks with the pocket protectors figuring out how to save the crew?
 

Gold Member
Username: Magfan

USA

Post Number: 1179
Registered: Oct-07
Not to mention that better calculators than the one that went to the moon were being given away by banks by about '80.

The round slide rules were issued to navigators on aircraft. Took up less room, gave the required accuracy even on the inner scales and could be used with one hand. Other versions exist.

The Saturn 5 at about 500,000 gallons / mile for the first couple hundred yards gets worse mileage than even Nuck's Excursion. Once out in the passing lane, nothing would catch it.
I was at a pre-moon landing launch in about '67. You could FEEL the vibration thru the ground miles away. The air could not transmit the full loudness and it came to you as a series of pops. The flame out he back was easily 3x the length of the launch vehicle itself. The Saturn as it launched the moon stuff was over 350 feet long so you can imagine the spectacle of a night launch.

No, David, when the lights go out, I call an electrician, like everyone else. Go Figure, indeed.
When the lights go out (global, it's coming) nothing will help.

When nothing else will do......call a Geek!
 

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Username: Hawkbilly

Nova Scotia Canada

Post Number: 917
Registered: Jul-07
My Dad had a New Yorker that didn't get much better than 500,000 gallons/mile.....well, maybe a bit better.
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