A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2019 Nov 20, 16:28 -0800
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.
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.