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Topic: Internet access during exams
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Richard Owlett

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Registered: 6/27/10
Re: Internet access during exams
Posted: Jan 6, 2012 11:00 PM
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Jerry Avins wrote:
> On 1/6/2012 10:32 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
>> Jerry Avins wrote:
>>> On 1/6/2012 12:14 PM, Eric Jacobsen wrote:
>>> ...

>>>> Somebody posted this on FB a while back so I snagged it:
>>>> http://ericjacobsen.org/pics/Math.jpg

>>> Ouch!
>>> Jerry

>> LOL!
>> Prior to my entering freshman class at Cornell, ALL engineering students
>> were required to take a surveying course. The object was to force
>> "pupils" {<> "students"} to use neither slide rules nor log tables for
>> closures (if they did closure error would be too large ;)

> You never saw a 10-foot slide rule! :-)

Snicker. All the one I saw over lecture hall blackboards
were Posts (IIRC).
I'd have much more faith in readability/precision of my K&E
slapping at my hip ;)
[P.S. How many youngsters recognize K&E? ;>!

> (Or a Curta: http://www.vcalc.net/cu.htm)

Never saw one of those. Suspect would have been as common as
an "Analytical Engine" in '61.

> Jerry

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