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Subject: [TowerTalk] Wooden Poles;Vibrations, Vortex Shedding
From: Dennis OConnor <>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 04:51:27 -0700 (PDT)
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Recently, sitting in the shack with some local hams... I was leaning back in 
the command chair,  feet comfortably on the desk... 
  A question was raised about an issue that needed a numerical answer... I was 
comfortable and loath to sit up and bring up the calculator on the  computer 
  With my head cradled in my hands I am looking up the wall behind me... On the 
shelf above my head, sticking out, was a log-log-antilog slip stick in it's 
leather case, from my youth of nearly 60 years ago...
  I casually reached up and pulled down the slide rule...  As I pulled it from 
it's case, one of the younger fellas looked at me and said, "you gotta be 
sh**in me."
  "Nope.". I said... Remember we put men on the moon with these gadgets... 
<meanwhile I am sweating bullets trying to remember how to do this>
  A second later I confidently read off the answer...
  "Yup", they all agreed, "that's right."
  "Now I've seen everything.", said the young fella, just shaking his head...
  While I didn't let on, I was pleased to still be able to do something I 
haven't done it 30 years...

denny / k8do
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