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Slide Ruler

In auto sales, a buyer who insists on justification for each price offered. A slide ruler picks apart each new price the salesperson quotes, and may calculate taxes and other fees on his/her own. In other words, a slide ruler does not trust the numbers the dealership offers until he/she proves their accuracy himself/herself.
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I still had my friendly celluloid and wood slide rule, although the cardboard box was no longer in a condition to hold it.
Thus, Paul Scott's "back to the future" look at making and using slide rules as an introduction to discovering e may spark many memories.
Now the only time you see a slide rule is when you visit a museum.
According to the manufacturer: "This battery-powered device is like a fast, extremely accurate electronic slide rule, with a solid state memory similar to those in computers, and it only costs $395.
Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, which markets tamoxifen (Nolvadex), has developed a calculator, slide rule, computer disk, and telephone hot line to help physicians gather information from their patients about their personal and family history.
The HP-35, named for its 35 keys, performed all the functions of the slide rule to 10-digit precision and could determine the decimal point or power-of-10 exponent through a full 200-decade range.
The first calculator that could duplicate all the functions of a slide rule was the Hewlett-Packard HP-35, which was released in 1972.
Generations of students struggled with tables of logarithms, and thought it was a miracle when the slide rule first appeared.
Members of the UK slide Rule Circle, have booked the Holiday Inn for their annual meeting of collectors and researchers on September 20.
Robert Connor's men were flying after only seven minutes when veteran Jerome Vareille side-footed the ball home from 10 yards after a slide rule pass from skipper Raymond Logan.
That goal arrived after former Scotland Under-21 skipper Jamie McCunnie had sliced open the Bairns defence with a slide rule pass for Willie Boland, whose cross was sent home by Jerome.