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14 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Ross Lowell an award-winning director, cinematographer & author and the man who invented gaffer tape, has died.  He was 92.

https://www.diyphotography.net/ross-lowell-founder-of-lowel-light-and-gaffer-tape-inventor-dies-at-92/

 

Lowell had four children with his first wife Carol Ann.

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Tristan O'Tierney aged 35.

 

Codeveloped the Square payment app, then blew it all on drugs.

 

Fair, enough.

 

https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/01/tristan-otierney-who-helped-develop-squares-original-payment-app-has-passed-away/

 

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Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the electronic calculator, is no longer a merry man, as he has died.  He was 86.  Merryman was also the first person to realize that 07734 flipped upside down spells 'hello'.  

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-05/-brilliant-man-who-was-an-inventor-of-the-calculator-dies

 

 

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the electronic calculator, is no longer a merry man, as he has died.  He was 86.  Merryman was also the first person to realize that 07734 flipped upside down spells 'hello'.  

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-05/-brilliant-man-who-was-an-inventor-of-the-calculator-dies

 

 

I wonder who discovered 55378008.:)

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19 minutes ago, redrumours said:

I wonder who discovered 55378008.:)

 

His wife

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the electronic calculator, is no longer a merry man, as he has died.  He was 86.  Merryman was also the first person to realize that 07734 flipped upside down spells 'hello'.  

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-05/-brilliant-man-who-was-an-inventor-of-the-calculator-dies

 

I remember that the instruction manual for the first electronic calculator I bought in around 1970 said, "to check if your calculator is working correctly, multiply 12345679 by 63 to give the answer 777777777". It was at this point that my slide rule was put in the drawer never to be used again.  :lol:

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I remember 8th grade (so 1976?) biology teacher came in all giddy one day,  He held aloft what appeared and adding machine, but you held it in your hand, and wireless (though ‘wireless’ wasn’t a word yet).  He said he paid like $250 for the thing (1976 US dollars).  

It was cool.  

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9 hours ago, redrumours said:

I wonder who discovered 55378008.:)

My memory is terrible, but about 35 years ago somebody showed me an ingenious  joke on a calculator about a woman who i think had a figure of 88-22-88,who goes to the doctor to get her size reduced .Anyway the gist was she ended up 55378008.Anybody have any clues or did I dream it. 

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15 hours ago, redrumours said:

I wonder who discovered 55378008.:)

 

Why the two 5s?

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19 hours ago, redrumours said:

I wonder who discovered 55378008.:)

This isn't the version i was thinking of,but it works.

Sally had 69 boobs which was, too,too,too many (69222).So she went to a doctor on 51st street (6922251).He said take a certain pill 8 times a day (6922251x8). Which left her,flip your calculator over. BOOBLESS.

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On 05/03/2019 at 16:23, alt obits guy said:

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the electronic calculator, is no longer a merry man, as he has died.  He was 86.  Merryman was also the first person to realize that 07734 flipped upside down spells 'hello'.  

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-05/-brilliant-man-who-was-an-inventor-of-the-calculator-dies

 

 

 

I can’t believe he’s gone, it just don’t add up!

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1 hour ago, Sir Creep said:

 

I can’t believe he’s gone, it just don’t add up!

Take him away!

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Charles Sanna, developer of Swiss Miss instant hot chocolate died 13th  March, aged 101 (which is, coincidentally, the room number to which hot chocolate drinks should be consigned.).

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Rex Garrod's daughter has reported the passing of her father on Facebook. Cant link at this time.

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David Gordon Wilson, proponent of the recumbent bicycle and designer of the centrifugal pump used in the world's first artificial heart, amongst many other things - could also be an 'arrogant academic'  having been a MIT professor - died yesterday aged 91.

 

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