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    Re: Bob Goethe's Mark 2 Navigators slide rule, test drive comparisons.
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2019 Nov 20, 21:12 -0500
    Frank

    I've heard slipstick used.  Not often of course, but it is a viable description 

    Brad

    On Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 8:18 PM Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:

    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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