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Re: Proposed Poll for Collective name for sliderules

Jerry McCarthy
 

Well, I kinda like "Gallimaufry" :-)

On Monday, 12 April 2021, 09:23:23 BST, Rod Lovett <rod@...> wrote:


Hello everyone,

Well, the invention of the slide rule community has been most impressive.

Currently a total of 43 suggestions have been made ranging from the obscure, through, "I wish I had thought of that", to the very straightforward.

It would seem a shame if we could not focus our group intellect and narrow the choice down to our favourites so I propose to hold a poll.

Making a single choice from the selection on offer does not seem to be reasonable since our voting
would be spread too thinly.

However, the poll organisation in our group does allow us to make multiple choices but not to order our choices. THE POLL PROVIDES NO OTHER FACILITY!

Could I therefore suggest a poll in which all the suggestions will be provided and we each provide up to 3 choices although I don't think there is anything to stop anyone making more choices.

I realise there are many different ways to hold this poll - and it's well known that if we have 10 group of (insert group here!) in a room then we will have at least 11 different opinions - so I will wait a day or two before sending out the poll in case a significantly superior suggestion is forthcoming!

Best wishes,

Rod


Proposed Poll for Collective name for sliderules

Rod Lovett
 

Hello everyone,

Well, the invention of the slide rule community has been most impressive.

Currently a total of 43 suggestions have been made ranging from the obscure, through, "I wish I had thought of that", to the very straightforward.

It would seem a shame if we could not focus our group intellect and narrow the choice down to our favourites so I propose to hold a poll.

Making a single choice from the selection on offer does not seem to be reasonable since our voting
would be spread too thinly.

However, the poll organisation in our group does allow us to make multiple choices but not to order our choices. THE POLL PROVIDES NO OTHER FACILITY!

Could I therefore suggest a poll in which all the suggestions will be provided and we each provide up to 3 choices although I don't think there is anything to stop anyone making more choices.

I realise there are many different ways to hold this poll - and it's well known that if we have 10 group of (insert group here!) in a room then we will have at least 11 different opinions - so I will wait a day or two before sending out the poll in case a significantly superior suggestion is forthcoming!

Best wishes,

Rod


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Eric
 

If you are starting a collection from zero and hoping to reach the maximum in 90 days, then sinus would be proper.

When you are disposing of the entire collection and are wanting it done in 90 days, then cosinus would be the more appropriate term.


As for going off on a a tangent...according to the rules, you will need a license which will need to be signed and cosigned by competent authority.


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Richard F. Lyon
 

I prefer to leave it ambiguous.  Like maybe "a sinus of slide rules".  Or am I going off on (arc)tangents?
Dick


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 3:59 PM Eric <vzwengr@...> wrote:
One would need to ensure it's obvious that the anatomical definition of
sigmoid is being excluded.  :-)

Eric






Re: Collective name for sliderules

Eric
 

One would need to ensure it's obvious that the anatomical definition of sigmoid is being excluded. :-)

Eric


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Richard F. Lyon
 

Speaking of exponential and asymptote, you know that a collection can't grow exponentially forever.  The logistic sigmoid curve is sometimes used to show how that levels off.  And with other relevant meanings of "sigmoid" in the wind, I nominate "a sigmoid of slide rules".

Dick


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 2:01 PM Edward Dean Butler <edeanbutler@...> wrote:
I know a few collectors for whom “asymptote” of slide rules would be quite accurate!

E Dean Butler


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:49 PM, Bill Burns <billb@...> wrote:

Although once you start collecting, a "multiplication" of slide rules would probably be more appropriate.

Bill

On 11-Apr-21 7:36 AM, Andrew Davie wrote:
I don’t think so; slide rules are not generally known for use with addition.
But your suggestion does bring to mind “division”. 
One of the definitions of division being a (military) grouping.
So, “division” kind of fits — used by slide rules, and defines a group of something.

“A division of slide rules”



On 11 Apr 2021, at 8:30 pm, Jose via groups.io <e_lento13@...> wrote:

Has anybody proposed an 'addition' of slide rules yet?
Jose G. Fernandez



Re: Collective name for sliderules

Edward Dean Butler
 

I know a few collectors for whom “asymptote” of slide rules would be quite accurate!

E Dean Butler


On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:49 PM, Bill Burns <billb@...> wrote:

Although once you start collecting, a "multiplication" of slide rules would probably be more appropriate.

Bill

On 11-Apr-21 7:36 AM, Andrew Davie wrote:
I don’t think so; slide rules are not generally known for use with addition.
But your suggestion does bring to mind “division”. 
One of the definitions of division being a (military) grouping.
So, “division” kind of fits — used by slide rules, and defines a group of something.

“A division of slide rules”



On 11 Apr 2021, at 8:30 pm, Jose via groups.io <e_lento13@...> wrote:

Has anybody proposed an 'addition' of slide rules yet?
Jose G. Fernandez



Re: Collective name for sliderules

Fred Stahl
 

I don't know if I have seen all the proposed names, but it seems like we are beating around the bush here.  Clearly, the collection can be aptly called an "exponential", not because of the scales, but because of the size of many of the collections and the rate at which they keep growing.

Fred

On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 9:49 AM Bill Burns <billb@...> wrote:
Although once you start collecting, a "multiplication" of slide rules would probably be more appropriate.

Bill

On 11-Apr-21 7:36 AM, Andrew Davie wrote:
I don’t think so; slide rules are not generally known for use with addition.
But your suggestion does bring to mind “division”. 
One of the definitions of division being a (military) grouping.
So, “division” kind of fits — used by slide rules, and defines a group of something.

“A division of slide rules”



On 11 Apr 2021, at 8:30 pm, Jose via groups.io <e_lento13@...> wrote:

Has anybody proposed an 'addition' of slide rules yet?
Jose G. Fernandez


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Bill Burns
 

Although once you start collecting, a "multiplication" of slide rules would probably be more appropriate.

Bill

On 11-Apr-21 7:36 AM, Andrew Davie wrote:
I don’t think so; slide rules are not generally known for use with addition.
But your suggestion does bring to mind “division”. 
One of the definitions of division being a (military) grouping.
So, “division” kind of fits — used by slide rules, and defines a group of something.

“A division of slide rules”



On 11 Apr 2021, at 8:30 pm, Jose via groups.io <e_lento13@...> wrote:

Has anybody proposed an 'addition' of slide rules yet?
Jose G. Fernandez


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Andrew Davie
 

I don’t think so; slide rules are not generally known for use with addition.
But your suggestion does bring to mind “division”. 
One of the definitions of division being a (military) grouping.
So, “division” kind of fits — used by slide rules, and defines a group of something.

“A division of slide rules”



On 11 Apr 2021, at 8:30 pm, Jose via groups.io <e_lento13@...> wrote:

Has anybody proposed an 'addition' of slide rules yet?
Jose G. Fernandez


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Jose
 

Has anybody proposed an 'addition' of slide rules yet?
Jose G. Fernandez


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Karl Kleine
 

Patents of inventions are a regular subject in the discussions about slide rules.
So I'm astonished that nobody had already mentioned the canonical form of
multiple items of some type in English patent language:

a plurality of slide rules

Karl


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Prof. Karl Kleine - c/o Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, Germany - karl.kleine@eah-jena.de


Re: Collective name for sliderules

paul dorris
 

What about a ‘multiplicity’ ? You could use ‘a stack’ or an overflow or a stack overflow but it’s better to keep the for your RPN calculator collection. D


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Gabriel Vanderdonck
 

A mikado of slide rules.


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Alan Williams
 

An approximation of slide rules.


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Rod Lovett
 

Hello Everyone,

Just a few more to keep the pot boiling.  Apologies if I'm repeating any..

a burden of slide rules                   for those attempting to downsize
a cache of slide rules
a clutter of slide rules
a confusion of slide rules
a gallimaufry of slide rules              thank you Peter!
an embarrassment of slide rules
a horde of slide rules
an infestation of slide rules
a litter of slide rules

Rod


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Joe Herning
 

After hearing "chord" I immediately thought of a "sector" of slide rules (multiple meanings intended).

- Joe

On Tue, Apr 6, 2021, 11:00 AM Peter via groups.io <peterhopp678=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

My horribly cynical thought was a “cord” as in pile of firewood or kindling of slide rules, as that might be what happens to the majority ultimately. Perhaps to give it a mathematical flavour we could call that a “chord”?

Cheers
Pete


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Peter
 

My horribly cynical thought was a “cord” as in pile of firewood or kindling of slide rules, as that might be what happens to the majority ultimately. Perhaps to give it a mathematical flavour we could call that a “chord”?

Cheers
Pete


Re: Collective name for sliderules

Charles Quinlan
 

I love that one.... Why not? It describes, is unique, and covers everyone! I happen to collect, just to "collect" and preserve. I have printed out paper slide rules for grandkids and found that was best, because they really didn't want them to begin with.

When electricity fails... and computers go silent.... we will win!


On Monday, April 5, 2021, 11:55:11 AM PDT, Stefan Vorkoetter <stefan@...> wrote:


Or make up a new word: A "calcollection" of slide rules. :-)

On Tue, 6 Apr 2021 02:24:07 +1000
"Andrew Davie" <andrew@...> wrote:

> A “calculation” of slide rules.

--
Stefan Vorkoetter
http://www.stefanv.com






Re: Collective name for sliderules

Stefan Vorkoetter
 

Or make up a new word: A "calcollection" of slide rules. :-)

On Tue, 6 Apr 2021 02:24:07 +1000
"Andrew Davie" <andrew@taswegian.com> wrote:

A “calculation” of slide rules.
--
Stefan Vorkoetter
http://www.stefanv.com

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