"Best" distro for a lower spec machine

Miguel Bazdresch lfs-01 at thewizardstower.org
Thu Jul 22 08:43:55 PDT 2004


* rl at nezumi.plus.com <rl at nezumi.plus.com> [2004-07-22 15:35]:
> On 2004-07-22 15:02:58 +0000, Miguel Bazdresch wrote:
> > 
> > Are you talking about a Curta?
> > 
> It was a Walther. There is a picture of a simpler model here:
> http://www.xnumber.com/xnumber/mechanical3.htm
> 
> Imagine some extra registers on the back. You could copy numbers from
> the entry drum into a register, or count the number of turns of the
> handle (multiplied by 10 ^ (the ammout the accumulator was shifted)).
> on a register. This made multiplication much easier.

Cool! I've always admired the level of craftmanship attained in those
years. I'd love to own a Curta, and plan to try to get one when I have a
bunch of hundred-dollar bills burning a hole in my pocket :)

-- 
Miguel Bazdresch
http://thewizardstower.org/



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