hell, i was expecting an abacus. guess i'm REALLY getting old, huh.
In my first year of college chemistry they made us use slide rules because not everybody could buy a calculator. They got a deal on HP-10s the next year, and we could buy those and use them. Big, and not very powerful. 1975.
Dr. Tuggle's Compound Syrup of Globe Flower
I don't want you to trust me. I want you to doubt me.
I want you to question me. I want you to look at the facts! ~ Snowden
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding.
The highest form of knowledge is Empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world" ~ Bill Bullard
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest the crotch of the person who screws up your day and,
may their arms be too short to scratch...
Y'know ... I still have a Blowlamp in my shed. Do you remember them? They were used for heating Soldering Irons and for heating paint (usually lead paint) to strip it off.
There was a well under the burner that was filled with Methylated Sprits which was set on fire so the burner got hot and the Kerosine fuel would turn to vapour and ignite when you pumped up the pressure.
OH ... and I 've just remembered things called Steam Cleaners. They also ran on Kero and used to ....