Can you use a slide rule?

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  1. B_Hickboy

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    Add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate roots?

    Does your brain even work, you fucking jackwagon?
     
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    I don't know much about algebra,
    Don't know what a slide rule is for.
    But I do know that I love you...

    :kiss:
     
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    I used to have a slide rule don't think I have it any more (or the slide rule)
     
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    I've beaten punks into submission with a slide rule; so I guess the answer is yes, I can use one.
     
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    Always wanted to learn how to use one but never did.
     
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    Yep, sure can. Still have a few from 60's when I did engineering.
    Computers are great but they produce sooooo many decimals that mostly are meaningless.
    Slide rules gave a better perspective about accuracy of a calculation.
     
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    My uncle can use a slide rule to do some super radical calculations. I've heard of other old people actually using them as well. I even saw a wood and glass model, manufactured in 1938, to meet Alan Oppenheimer's precise specifications, go for over 10,000 bucks on Craigslist.


    [Lies, all lies......]
     
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    I have never even seen a slide rule... though I can do most calculations in my head (to a point).
     
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    never used one. don't know how.
     
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    Slide rules were never part of my experiential reality, though I've heard-tell that they were practical and existed.

    Bbucko
    (Who was never a math whiz)
     
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    My dad showed me how to use one years ago, but I've forgotten how they work now, so the honest answer is no.
     
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    Slide rules no, but I used log tables. Now I just use my calculator.

    My mental arithmetic is not that good, but I make it a point to estimate how much my shopping cost when I am at the checkout counter. But I can only do it if there are no more than 25 items. More than that, I know I am in deep shit (cash wise) so I don't bother counting and just take out the plastic.
     
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    I agree with Hickboy: slides rule! :fing02:
     
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    Actually, I think that my high-school physics class was one of the last at my school to use slide rules. Pocket calculators were just beginning to appear at that time (the mid-1970s), but we were required to use the slide rule. I'm not sure if I would be able to use one now. I haven't seen one in about 35 years.
     
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    I gave up cause it had to do with rules.
     
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    I still have my aluminum Pickett slide rule with its leather case. That bitch has folded log-log scales, yo!
     
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    *moistens*
     
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    Used to use one, but probably wouldn't be able to do it today...:frown1:
    I still have mine in the green leather case...It was given to me by
    my father, and...yes, it's also make of ivory also...

    It was originally my father's when he studied engineering at Georgia Tech..
     
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