If you know what this is, then you are old.
If you have ever used one of these, then you are really old.
basic sliderule
But after China detonates an Electromagnetic Pulse bomb (EMP) over the world and
knocks out all electronic devices, i'll be all set and ready to multiply and divide big numbers. How to use a sliderule, log scale
Actually i was really amazed at how cool this was, once i figured out how to use it. For example in this picture i set the slider to line up with the 6.

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How to use a sliderule
The back of the sliderule is used for sin, cos and tangents. Again i was amazed at how accurate it was and how easy it was to use.
back of sliderule, angle, sin, cos, tan

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