Physicist, retired from industry; see https://mark-jackson.online/
So is the fact that silicone != silicon part of the joke, or didn’t BB know they were different?
I think the K&E log log duplex trig slide rule I won in a math competition when a senior in high school is up in the attic somewhere. As an undergraduate physics major (1965-69) I used it very little. There were big electromechanical calculators available for heavy work, and by senior year I had access to a Friedan electronic calculator (a couple of feet deep, little CRT screen with a stack of four operands, decimal point adjusted with a click wheel). In grad school the research group had a small desktop 4-function plus square root nixie tube display thing, replaced within a year or two by HP35, and then HP45, RPN handhelds.
Gold standard (or any other mechanism that establishes fixed exchange rates between currencies) is a bad idea. Long-term changes in the economic relations between nations inevitably stress the system; speculators exploit the stresses until the system is forced to respond with a step-change in rates. Better to have this happen gradually.
Turkey enchiladas: a standard post-Thanksgiving dish in our house.
He used a derived unit. Bad dog!
“’Tis the Season for Los Straightjackets” is an OK holiday album if you like surf guitars.
Soul Survivors. Sheesh. See Wikipedia.
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The Planet Walk in Ithaca is named for him. >
In any case this is not a scale.