Re: [aprsisce] New computer, new challanges
- On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM, <kc8sfq@...> wrote:
I'm SO glad you do, That is what makes this program and this forum such a wonderful place. I have learned skills and undertaken projects that I never would have considered without all the help. Often what I am learning is rudimentary. My study of electronics pretty much stopped when the field effect transistor was the new, hot thing. One of the many reasons I am a welder and not an E.E. is the 17" Picket slide rule.One of the reasons I went into computer engineering was the Pickett slide rule. Learned how to use one in the 4th grade (if I recall), and thought it was the greatest piece of technology ever invented. Knowing how to use it made one a member of a select and secret society. I still have the one I got in college (10" bamboo). Used it when taking my Advanced license test years ago, just because I could.
Now, if I could figure out all this GUI / Object Oriented stuff, I'd be all set. To me, C++ means "increment C"...
- Hi Greg, You Wrote
> ....... Pickett slide rule. Knowing how to use it made one a member of a select and secret society.
Kind of like CW
I still have the one
> I got in college (10" bamboo).
I just went and looked at mine. It's 12" not 17". As with a lot of things as we age, It's not as big as I remember.
Used it when taking my Advanced license
> test years ago, just because I could.
At least, you didn't have to flush the memory before the test <G>
73 Ron KC8SFQ