From: Savageduck on
On 2009-11-20 19:09:55 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:

> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:31:09 -0800, Savageduck
> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>
>> Along with 2 Faber Castell slide rules, I still have my old book of
>> log/antilog and trig tables. Use the word "mantissa" today, and see
>> what sort of baffled looks you will get from kids.
>
> What? Spanish ladies don't wear veils today?

Forget Spanish ladies and veils, think in terms of significand.
Traditional usage of "mantissa" regarding logarithms refers to the
fractional part of a logarithm.

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Regards,

Savageduck

From: tony cooper on
On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:27:54 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On 2009-11-20 19:09:55 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:
>
>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:31:09 -0800, Savageduck
>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Along with 2 Faber Castell slide rules, I still have my old book of
>>> log/antilog and trig tables. Use the word "mantissa" today, and see
>>> what sort of baffled looks you will get from kids.
>>
>> What? Spanish ladies don't wear veils today?
>
>Forget Spanish ladies and veils, think in terms of significand.
>Traditional usage of "mantissa" regarding logarithms refers to the
>fractional part of a logarithm.

You think I didn't know that? A mantilla is a (usually) lace scarf
worn by Spanish women as a veil. Just a word-play joke. I probably
shouldn't joke in this group.

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Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
From: Savageduck on
On 2009-11-20 20:58:51 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:

> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:27:54 -0800, Savageduck
> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2009-11-20 19:09:55 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:
>>
>>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:31:09 -0800, Savageduck
>>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Along with 2 Faber Castell slide rules, I still have my old book of
>>>> log/antilog and trig tables. Use the word "mantissa" today, and see
>>>> what sort of baffled looks you will get from kids.
>>>
>>> What? Spanish ladies don't wear veils today?
>>
>> Forget Spanish ladies and veils, think in terms of significand.
>> Traditional usage of "mantissa" regarding logarithms refers to the
>> fractional part of a logarithm.
>
> You think I didn't know that? A mantilla is a (usually) lace scarf
> worn by Spanish women as a veil. Just a word-play joke. I probably
> shouldn't joke in this group.

OK, OK, I was probably just a little too pedantic.
....and I got the joke.

Anyway I am in a hotel room right now waiting to fly out of SFO early
in the AM.
I am truly thankful to have free broadband in this room.

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Regards,

Savageduck

From: David Nebenzahl on
On 11/20/2009 9:13 PM Savageduck spake thus:

> On 2009-11-20 20:58:51 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:
>
>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:27:54 -0800, Savageduck
>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 2009-11-20 19:09:55 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:
>>>
>>>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:31:09 -0800, Savageduck
>>>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Along with 2 Faber Castell slide rules, I still have my old book of
>>>>> log/antilog and trig tables. Use the word "mantissa" today, and see
>>>>> what sort of baffled looks you will get from kids.
>>>>
>>>> What? Spanish ladies don't wear veils today?
>>>
>>> Forget Spanish ladies and veils, think in terms of significand.
>>> Traditional usage of "mantissa" regarding logarithms refers to the
>>> fractional part of a logarithm.
>>
>> You think I didn't know that? A mantilla is a (usually) lace scarf
>> worn by Spanish women as a veil. Just a word-play joke. I probably
>> shouldn't joke in this group.
>
> OK, OK, I was probably just a little too pedantic.
> ...and I got the joke.
>
> Anyway I am in a hotel room right now waiting to fly out of SFO early
> in the AM.
> I am truly thankful to have free broadband in this room.

Let me guess: one of them motels in South City next to 101?

(Used to live in San Bruno, so that was my old stomping grounds.)


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From: Savageduck on
On 2009-11-20 21:51:34 -0800, David Nebenzahl <nobody(a)but.us.chickens> said:

> On 11/20/2009 9:13 PM Savageduck spake thus:
>
>> On 2009-11-20 20:58:51 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:
>>
>>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:27:54 -0800, Savageduck
>>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 2009-11-20 19:09:55 -0800, tony cooper <tony_cooper213(a)earthlink.net> said:
>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:31:09 -0800, Savageduck
>>>>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Along with 2 Faber Castell slide rules, I still have my old book of
>>>>>> log/antilog and trig tables. Use the word "mantissa" today, and see
>>>>>> what sort of baffled looks you will get from kids.
>>>>>
>>>>> What? Spanish ladies don't wear veils today?
>>>>
>>>> Forget Spanish ladies and veils, think in terms of significand.
>>>> Traditional usage of "mantissa" regarding logarithms refers to the
>>>> fractional part of a logarithm.
>>>
>>> You think I didn't know that? A mantilla is a (usually) lace scarf
>>> worn by Spanish women as a veil. Just a word-play joke. I probably
>>> shouldn't joke in this group.
>>
>> OK, OK, I was probably just a little too pedantic.
>> ...and I got the joke.
>>
>> Anyway I am in a hotel room right now waiting to fly out of SFO early
>> in the AM.
>> I am truly thankful to have free broadband in this room.
>
> Let me guess: one of them motels in South City next to 101?
>
> (Used to live in San Bruno, so that was my old stomping grounds.)

Airport Blvd. Quintana Inn.


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Regards,

Savageduck