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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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Summerbee started the move that led to Stern John's 21st minute equaliser with a slide rule ball to the lively David Johnson.
At Bethlehem, Taylor recorded two great achievements: first, the development with a colleague of a new "high speed" tool steel, a material that allowed machine tools to cut metal at three to four times the previous speeds; and second, the systematization of years of metal-cutting experiments into a special slide rule for calculating machine speed and feed.
In 1972, HP's introduction of a handheld scientific calculator made the slide rule obsolete.
In 1971, he moved to the United States to be the project manager for the worldwide launch of the HP-35, the world's first pocket calculator - which made the slide rule obsolete - and he headed the Advanced Products Operation in Cupertino, Calif.
Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League Executive secretary Paul Whiteley could have to bring out his calculator and slide rule again this year for the annual dinner and prize presentation evening at the Cedar Court Hotel.
So, too, does the Big 12 and Big Ten get the short end with their conference champs downgraded on the seedings slide rule, but that's what happens when you can't decide a winner until a few hours before the pairings come out .
Gerald Sibon's slide rule delivery found fullback Ian Hendon who had raced into the box on the blind side, and his finish high into the roof of the net was a gem.
When it was introduced in 1972, it made the slide rule obsolete.
On 72 minutes Haughey sent a slide rule pass into the far corner for the third and Lavery junior scored the fourth when he thumped the ball home from six yards.
It's one thing to try to avoid Bear Bryant calling all his good ol' boys together in November to assure 'Bama gets a Sugar Bowl berth, and another to come up with a method for selecting teams that no one who is unfamiliar with a slide rule can understand.
Expensive, but has everything - slide rule temperature setting, replaceable cassette which removes impurities from the water, and two steam settings.
On 36 minutes, Myler's slide rule pass put Purcell in behind again and the big striker rounded Murphy to shoot home his 10th league goal of the season.