Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed for December 06, 2023

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    Yngvar Følling  4 months ago

    Slidey has a point. The thing about being a tech geek is that all your flashy new gizmos get obsolete in a few years.

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    angelolady Premium Member 4 months ago

    This is so funny.

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    Qiset  4 months ago

    I wonder if there is a slide-rule app?

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 4 months ago

    Gazonga Microchips is an oxymoron.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s a sine of the times…

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    aerotica69  4 months ago

    I used my dad’s HP calculator in high school. I got to struggle with “reverse polish notation” while every one else sailed through trigonometry with their TI-59.

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    Diat60  4 months ago

    When the EMP hits, the slide rule will have it’s day again.

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    Bob Blumenfeld  4 months ago

    How to make a slide rule look feminine.

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    jwilbern  4 months ago

    The slide rule doesn’t know the difference between silicone and silicon.

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    Mark Jackson Premium Member 4 months ago

    So is the fact that silicone != silicon part of the joke, or didn’t BB know they were different?

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    Or they might hang down to her waist because she never wore a bra

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    markkahler52  4 months ago

    And nearly 40 years after this strip appeared, we’ve seen the results

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    Gen.Flashman  4 months ago

    Bought my first Texas Instruments four function calculator, $120 in 1973 ($830 IN 2023$)remember having votes in class if students should be allowed o use them on test since those without would beat a disadvantage.

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    BW42  4 months ago

    Silicon chips, not silicone!

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    christelisbetty  4 months ago

    Back in the ’90’s, my Sister’d boss was excitedly describing a stereo set up he had received as a gift,with various functions….and “Lots of flashing lights.”, after that it became the family’s standard for new technology.

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    dgardner55 Premium Member 4 months ago

    HP’s RPN: The best thing to happen to calculators (once ya figgered it out!)……and my K&E Slide Rule is from 1953…..and still has all its original parts!

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    MFRXIM Premium Member 4 months ago

    My SHARP EL-506 is almost ~25 yrs old and still working. The instruction book doesn’t have an email address for the company. I still don’t know why Trig was required for my major.

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Slidey speaks Truth to Oliver….

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    baraktorvan  4 months ago

    I dunno, my TI83 still works just as it did when it was new. Granted I don’t have to graph a dam* thing, and no longer have to solve for E, it is still a good pemdas machine!

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