a name i used in my NFS Porsche Unleashed days, online back in 2000-2002... game wouldn't let me fit "Radical-AL" so I settled for "RadAL"

In the 17th century, Joost B�rgi, a Swiss clockmaker in the employ of the Duke of Hesse-Kassel, first discovered logarithms as a computational tool; however he did not publish his discovery until 1620. The method of logarithms was first publicly propounded in 1614, in a book entitled Mirifici Logarithmorum Canonis Descriptio, by John Napier, Baron of Merchiston in Scotland, four years after the publication of his memorable discovery. This method contributed to the advance of science, and especially of astronomy, by making some difficult calculations possible. Prior to the advent of calculators and computers, it was used constantly in surveying, navigation, and other branches of practical mathematics. It supplanted the more involved prosthaphaeresis, which relied on trigonometric identities, as a quick method of computing products. Besides their usefulness in computation, logarithms also fill an important place in the higher theoretical mathematics. At first, Napier called logarithms "artificial numbers" and antilogarithms "natural numbers". Later, Napier formed the word logarithm to mean a number that indicates a ratio: λόγος (logos) meaning proportion, and ἀριθμός (arithmos) meaning number. Napier chose that because the difference of two logarithms determines the ratio of the numbers for which they stand, so that an arithmetic series of logarithms corresponds to a geometric series of numbers. The term antilogarithm was introduced in the late 17th century and, while never used extensively in mathematics, persisted in collections of tables until they fell into disuse.

1) I'm American, and I'd never heard the reference when I started using the SN 2) Tacos is a much better name than studs 3) "sstuds" is a terrible SN, especially for a chick

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