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    Re: Geeks [slide] rule!
    From: Alan S
    Date: 2013 Mar 27, 17:11 -0700

    Sean, Brad and anyone else interested re slide rules, with which I'm NOT especially handy, never having much used them, still:

    1. There are whole lot of old buildings, bridges, that sort of things, the design calculations for which were done with slide rules. The above mentioned are still in use.
    2. Slide rules will not produce 5 decimal accuracy, assuming that such are desired or needed. Where a couple, perhaps 3 decimal places will serve, slide rules will also, and they are sometimes faster than calculators.
    3. With slide rules, if the answer looks really wacky, it likely is.
    4. One can scratch their heads with one too, no batteries required.

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