Video: Roy Weatherby Doing Science the Old Fashioned Way

There’s just something awesome about using a slide rule and a computer with lights on it. Almost makes me want one of these old contraptions. Almost.

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  1. avatar frankgon4 says:

    Absolutely a Classic.

  2. avatar Lemming says:

    Those 20″ slide rules demand a few $s on the collectors market. They were never common, even back then.

    They make LED clocks that display in “binary coded decimal”, which is the same way that chrono displayed time. I have one my desk.

  3. avatar Jeff O. says:

    My gosh! Could his pants get any higher and his tie any shorter?

    Very cool though, I like old technical videos.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    I used a slide rule in college. It replaced the abacus I used in high school. Which replaced the fingers I used in grade school. But I never, ever wore my pants directly under my armpits.

  5. avatar Pro.0s says:

    1:14 caught him off guard lol.

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