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Weapons of Choice

  1. Oct 12, 2009 #1

    Monocerotis

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    What are your necessary tools when it comes to the world of science ?

    Myself...
    1) Pentel P207 Mechanical Pencil
    2) Sharp EL531 Scientific Calculator

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  3. Oct 12, 2009 #2

    Ben Niehoff

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    Pentel QE515 "Twist-Erase" 0.5mm
    Plain white paper
    Fujitsu T4010 Tablet PC
    Mathematica 6
     
  4. Oct 12, 2009 #3
    Matlab
    Simulink

    The end.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2009 #4

    mgb_phys

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  6. Oct 12, 2009 #5

    Monocerotis

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    You must have some tough callus on your fingers mgb, I thought about it but using a spinal column to do math and physics problems didn't seem too practical, I find it's easier to grip a pen or pencil.

    To each their own though...
     
  7. Oct 12, 2009 #6
    Gotta have my simple generic bic mechanical pencil.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2009 #7
    A computer with an internet connection.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2009 #8

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    I used to use pen and lined paper, but am experimenting with Ticonderoca pencil and blank printer paper. Not sure which is better, but I'm definitely wasting less paper now.

    Also, wikipedia
     
  10. Oct 13, 2009 #9
    -Paper
    -Mechanical pencil
    -PC with: Unix-emulator (MinGW), MPI C++ compiler, DeinoMPI, MATLAB, Maple
    -4,000 node supercomputer
     
  11. Oct 13, 2009 #10

    George Jones

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    I have used pen and blank printer paper for years. I hate pencils. My favourite weapon of choice has yet to be mentioned or pictured (in this thread).
     
  12. Oct 13, 2009 #11

    daniel_i_l

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    Pen, plain white paper, python.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2009 #12

    George Jones

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  14. Oct 13, 2009 #13

    f95toli

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    Matlab. It is -and has been throughout my career thus far- far the most important single "weapon" that I use, just about everything I do involves Matlab at some stage. I very rarely do anything on paper, and when I do it is usually on yellow post-it notes which end up all over the place (if you find a post-it note with lots of annhilation/creation operators or resonator parameters on the ground somewhere in London, I'm probably to blame).

    I also like "my" dilution refrigerator. Many people that spend a lot of time working on a single piece of kit develop some form of attachment for it and I have become quite fond of my fridge :blushing:
    It is not too serious. But lets just say I understand why some people name their cars (although at least I haven't gone that far yet)...
     
  15. Oct 13, 2009 #14
    Lots of blank paper, stocks of pentel energel which is good for lefties, a simplest scientific calculator, and a linux kernel is enough to set me off on an adventure.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2009 #15
    That is also how I roll.


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  17. Oct 15, 2009 #16
    My weapon of choice: You people :)
     
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