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#1 phil1882

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

so here's my idea of "fun".
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a balanced ternary slide rule!
i can't imagine what use it would be, unless you find yourself needing to do multiplication in balanced ternary.
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#2 flamebirde

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:11 AM

you're not crazy; merely awesome.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:56 AM

you're not crazy; merely awesome.


Yup, you are not trying hard enough
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

Yeah, I have no clue what that is, so I'm voting for the crazy side.
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#5 phil1882

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:59 AM

do a Google search for slide rule. its a mechanism of calculating division and multiplication quickly (reduces it to addition subtraction.)
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:00 AM

A balanced binary slide rule sounds much more useful despite being just as useless.
If you can think of a use for it, there is probably a simpler solution staring you in the face.
It still provides the illusion that you are a practical geek rather than an unrealistic one

So where did you get the fractional log values for base 3?
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#7 phil1882

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

quite simply log base 10 of 7 / log base 10 of 3 = log base 3 of 7.
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