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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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At the time, Forker worked for a company that made slide rules and was a budding shooting enthusiast.
I still had my friendly celluloid and wood slide rule, although the cardboard box was no longer in a condition to hold it.
Using slide rules effectively meant that one should accumulate all the numbers in a calculation into the final, rather daunting looking expression that could then be resolved by some slick sliding to give the final solution to the problem.
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All I can tell you is that I was allowed to graduate from college until I had mastered the slide rule. I studied for weeks, passed the test, and they let me graduate.
Individuals who wouldn't touch a slide rule in school often feel compelled to investigate the results of a slide-chart.
And so are the fading memories of those one-time students who were made to trade their Slinkys for slide rules and who were taught, briefly, citizenship in set theory.
Dette's fondness for nostalgia would earn us extra credit for using a slide rule in his physical science class, he never punished us for using a calculator.
The automobile was not invented by buggy whip manufacturers and the slide rule manufacturers never even fathomed a calculator.
Velasco eventually traded his slide rule and graph paper for needle and thread.
Slide rules may have been relegated to the realm of horned-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors, but when it comes to lumber design tools, the slide rule Western Lumber Span Computer published by the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) continues to be popular among lumber users.
T&P suggested that engineers "throw away your slide rule" when Hewlett-Packard Co introduced its "electronic brain--the calculator.