|Re: Curious Sticker on the Back of an HP-35|
Message #17 Posted by Neil Hamilton (Ottawa) on 5 July 2011, 6:17 a.m.,
in response to message #13 by Dave Shaffer (Arizona)
Yah, yah, yah. I hear that everyone here "just gets" the trigonometric relationships -- and considering some of the spelling capability, it might be just as well :-) For the rest of us slightly dyslexic fools (some with several university degrees, including "physics"!), we sometimes could use a crutch or two. But do we all need it? Naw, but it sure is more fun to know!
I am wondering what you used to remember the resistor colour codes? Mine was a bit racy and probably not entirely appropriate in this day and age (suitably modified for a public audience):
"Bad boys [relish] our young girls but Violet goes willingly."
Oh, but surely y'all just got those as well! :-D
Or how about: "Many velvet elephants met jolly Santa under North Pole." Ooops! I guess that doesn't work anymore...
"30 days has September, April, June, and November, all the rest have 31 save February." Or the knuckles trick.
For me, I am lucky if I remember where my car keys are (or even, "where did I park that darn car?")...