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  • "Simulated Pickett N4-ES Slide Rule". (For all you egg heads.)

    01/26/2013 9:50:45 AM PST · by Islander7 · 58 replies
    AntiQuark ^ | Feb 6, 2005 | Derek
    Following up on my original post, I've scanned and virtualized my Pickett N4-ES Vector Type LOG LOG DUAL BASE SPEED RULE. That's the most complicated rule that Picket produced. It has 34 scales, which is good, because in the world of slide rule collecting, bigger is better. ().
  • Weapons Of Math Instruction Intercepted At New York Airport

    12/15/2004 8:04:31 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 4 replies · 301+ views
    smalltownveteran ^ | 2004.12.14 | Bill Faith
    Weapons Of Math Instruction Intercepted At New York Airport My conservative (I thought) friend K-Squared sent this to my daughter without telling me anything about it. Being the major fan of President Bush that she is, naturally my daughter had to make sure I saw it. Teacher arrested At New York's Kennedy airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, the U.S. attorney general said he believes...
  • Astronauts, Purdue alumni add their contributions to new slide-rule exhibit

    08/31/2004 10:04:24 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 76 replies · 1,174+ views
    Purdue News Service ^ | 30 August 2004 | Emil Venere
    Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Jerry Ross, along with about 200 other Purdue University alumni, have added their slide rules to a new exhibit at their alma mater that testifies to the past mathematical prowess of these computational devices. The permanent display, on the first floor of the university’s Potter Engineering Center, houses the pre-digital analytical marvels, some of which were made in the 19th century and range in length from a few inches to seven feet. "There was a point in time when the slide rule was king," said James Alleman, a professor of civil engineering who began collecting the...
  • Slides Rule.... The good old slip stick

    07/12/2003 9:49:48 PM PDT · by quietolong · 171 replies · 1,179+ views
    San Francisco Weekly ^ | July 2, 2003 | SILKE TUDOR
    Slides Rule At a gathering of the Oughtred Society, the reckoning may be dead or logarithmic, but the conversation is always right on the mark BY SILKE TUDOR To those born after 1970, the thought of sending someone into space with a slide rule seems ridiculous, but, to early Apollo crews, the mere thought of going up without one would have been a good enough reason to scrub a launch. Slide rules (the Pickett N600-ES Dual Base Log/Log to be precise) were compulsory equipment during our first five trips to the moon; in fact, Neil Armstrong probably determined the distance...
  • Caption Prof. Stephen Hawkins Visiting an Exotic Dancing Establishment [ The UK Sun is there]

    07/08/2003 7:41:36 AM PDT · by ewing · 66 replies · 1,304+ views
    UK Sun ^ | Jul 7, 2003 | staff report
    Science genius Stephen Hawkins popped into Stringfellows after Colin Farrell and fell for a blonde dancer named Tiger. Professor Hawking famed for his best selling book, 'A Brief History of Time' watched her during a string of steamy dances.They then shared a cuddle.A guest said, 'Steven watched the girls all night, he said she was wonderful.'