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David Ashton
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David Ashton   1/12/2014 6:04:59 PM
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Done

wleggett
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Question for Dave Ashton
wleggett   1/12/2014 4:44:35 PM
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I also have used '"PCB Designer by Niche Software" for years in my classroom. I recently had to upgrade to windows 7 running 64 bit. Now my PCD Designer will not run!!!!! (is 32 bit software) Have you come across a fix for this? I really like to use the software for my young students because everything else out there is too complex. Can you contact me Thank you in advance.

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Re: Dynomite Magazine
Wnderer   1/5/2014 9:08:33 AM
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@David Ashton...did you at the time figure out how it worked??

No. I was eight or nine years old at the time and did not know binary math. I recall amazing all the relatives and being stubborn about not telling how it was done because magicians were not allowed to reveal their secrets.

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Re: Dynomite Magazine
David Ashton   1/4/2014 7:44:22 PM
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@Wnderer...thanks...interesting to know it has been around that long....did you at the time figure out how it worked??

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Dynomite Magazine
Wnderer   1/4/2014 9:23:05 AM
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I had those cards. They came as an insert in Dynamite Magazine, a kid's magazine back in the seventies.

http://www.retroland.com/dynamite/

Thanks for the memory.

betajet
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Octal representation
betajet   1/3/2014 6:04:11 PM
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You can see how the cards work more easily if you represent the numbers in octal.  But then you'd have a harder time amazing your friends and relatives with your mind-reading ability.

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David Ashton   1/3/2014 4:59:07 PM
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@Zwede - as I said, for the uninitiated you could use it as a decimal to binary converter for numbers less than 64.  Just write "32 16 8 4 2 1" and underneath those numbers, write a 1 if your number is on the corresponding card, and 0 if it is not.  Bingo - Binary representation of your number!

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Re: Excel
David Ashton   1/3/2014 4:55:47 PM
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@Antedeluvian - of course I don't mind!  I am also looking forward to more of your articles.   I have a very good book called Excel by Example by a guy called Aubrey Kagan (unfortunately now out of print) which has some very good Excel tricks in it.   I learned a lot from that! :-)

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Most excellent dude!
BrainiacV   1/3/2014 1:17:37 PM
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I have a binary clock (BCD format) in my office on top of my computer to confuse people.

I'll have to print up a copy of those cards for my own neferious purposes.

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Re: Excel
Aeroengineer   1/3/2014 12:23:28 PM
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I do look forward to your posts on Excel.

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