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#### another_someone

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« Reply #525 on: 13/04/2007 17:41:01 »
It looks to me like an abacus for calculating in base 25 rather than base 10

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« Reply #526 on: 13/04/2007 17:47:17 »
Abacus' are just a kiddies toy. You agree Neil?

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« Reply #527 on: 13/04/2007 17:52:20 »
Abacus' are just a kiddies toy. You agree Neil?

Oh yes quite agree Sean!!....and I agree with what ever George said too !!...yes yes..I was thinking the same about the bases !!...............yeah right !!

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« Reply #528 on: 13/04/2007 17:56:01 »
I don't understand what George was saying about bases lol. Do you Neil?

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« Reply #529 on: 13/04/2007 18:00:21 »
Most common abacuses have two groups of counters in each row, a group of 5 and a group of 2.  The idea is that, since 2 x 5 = 10, so each row can count up to 10.

The abacus you showed had two groups of counters on each row, but they were two groups of 5 counters, and 5 x 5 = 25.  So each row can count to 25 before you move to the next row.

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« Reply #530 on: 13/04/2007 18:03:37 »
Oh.. I see now

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« Reply #531 on: 13/04/2007 18:17:36 »
Of course I knew all that too !!

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« Reply #532 on: 13/04/2007 21:01:10 »
Neil. If you're going to say it like that. At least don't roll your eyes! Then there is no suspicion

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« Reply #533 on: 13/04/2007 21:05:44 »
Neil. If you're going to say it like that. At least don't roll your eyes! Then there is no suspicion

You're right  ...Me gives myself away so easily !!

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« Reply #534 on: 13/04/2007 21:05:52 »
DOH !!

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« Reply #535 on: 13/04/2007 21:10:26 »
Lol... You really crack me up you do.

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« Reply #536 on: 15/04/2007 17:11:05 »
yes yo
Neil. If you're going to say it like that. At least don't roll your eyes! Then there is no suspicion

You're right  ...Me gives myself away so easily !!
u do indeedy..LOL

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« Reply #537 on: 17/04/2007 05:55:50 »
nearly 6am.......my wifes boobies get better support !

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« Reply #538 on: 17/04/2007 09:09:49 »
Glad you're so excited.........

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« Reply #539 on: 18/04/2007 03:38:39 »
Sorry you are so tired Sir. Wish you better.

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« Reply #540 on: 20/04/2007 09:39:27 »
Almost 2:00 am.. no sign of even a nod.. I am going to lay down anyway..Hope your all sleeping well tonight!

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« Reply #541 on: 22/04/2007 01:39:14 »
Hi guys...

thought i'd come back and say hello to everyone, hope you are all well...sorry to hear about your bad sleeping Neil and Karen..Hows are you Paul?..still around?...my sleeping has been better of late...a few bad nights here and there but overall its been good...so ive been a good happy girl!!..its shocking how different u feel when u sleep!...hope u guys sleep well tonight!...take care...

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« Reply #542 on: 22/04/2007 02:16:54 »
Well Am very glad for your sleep I hope you continue to do well. Good luck and take care yourself!

I do know how it feels to get sleep. Ver nice I imagine your work is going bettr too!

Just wish it was better for us all.

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« Reply #543 on: 02/05/2007 06:57:13 »
nearly 7am........cccccrrrrrruuuuuuuuddddddddddddd !!

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« Reply #544 on: 02/05/2007 07:00:47 »
Awwww, poor baby...hang in there lil sheepie!

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« Reply #545 on: 02/05/2007 07:03:28 »
Awwww, poor baby...hang in there lil sheepie!

Sure thing Mam...me hangy ony....sing me a lullaby will ya ? *looks at her with wanting sad soppy sheepy eyes....they begin to water as he knows he'll be giving back the Pradas too*

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« Reply #546 on: 02/05/2007 07:22:49 »
well, it's 07:21am here...everyone is up.....which means I am going to try and get some shut eye !!

hurrrrumppth !!.I never got my lullaby !! *sheepy flips up his  tail and waddles off to his sheepy nest*

nighty nighty night !!

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« Reply #547 on: 02/05/2007 07:30:35 »
NIghty night Neily!

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« Reply #548 on: 02/05/2007 07:34:33 »

To the tune of rock a bye baby!

Rock a bye sheepy in the green grass, when the wind blows the , don't scratch your a** ! when the lids close the sleep will come too, and then you will be happy , keeping lo"s shoes!!!! LOL

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« Reply #549 on: 02/05/2007 15:03:04 »
Most common abacuses have two groups of counters in each row, a group of 5 and a group of 2.  The idea is that, since 2 x 5 = 10, so each row can count up to 10.

The abacus you showed had two groups of counters on each row, but they were two groups of 5 counters, and 5 x 5 = 25.  So each row can count to 25 before you move to the next row.

Better than a calculator, right?  LOL

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« Reply #549 on: 02/05/2007 15:03:04 »