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    Re: Bob Goethe's Mark 2 Navigators slide rule, test drive comparisons.
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2019 Nov 20, 16:28 -0800

    Alan:

    Sure. You should stick with the calculator you know. I was merely pointing out that the "has no batteries" attribute of a common slide rule is no longer unique. You can toss a solar-powered calculator in your sextant case, and, even if you ignore it for five years, it will work perfectly as soon as you bring it out into the sunlight.

    Frank Reed

    PS: According the Wikipedia, a slide rule is "also known colloquially in the United States as a slipstick." I have never heard that expression used once. So the word "colloquially" must have some colloquially distinct meaning in the Wikiverse.

       
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