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chinstrap

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The circle shape for avatar/profile photos cuts out part of each photo. Is it possible to have a square or rectangular shape?

patrick
 
Yes Brian, I can say Texas Instruments but I will go you one better. I earned my engineering degree using a slide rule--a Post Versalog.
 

JoelNichols

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Staff member
The circle shape for avatar/profile photos cuts out part of each photo. Is it possible to have a square or rectangular shape?

patrick
Hi Patrick

Just gone ahead and changed it so the avatars are now rounded squares - hopefully that's a bit better.
 

pebceb

Member
Must comment on the slide rule - shows our age....

When I first joined the field artillery we had a computer (glorified HP41C calculator) for computing bearings but still used "graphical firing tables" (slide rules) for range. Eventually an upgrade allowed the calculator to do range. Now of course it's very much better including precision projectiles (Excalibur) that are extremely accurate.

When we did quick actions (deploying a gun battery quickly while moving) we used our "check map" (1;50,000 map with a whiz wheel - plastic circle with bearing and a range arm - for range and bearing) and it was amazing how quickly we could get off a round.

Okay am I making any Gunners feel nostalgic?

Peter
 

pebceb

Member
I think you just click "attach files" and add it. Here's a test picture. My cat on a heat vent. Just had to re-size to make it smaller. Would be good to know the new size guidelines. Yup worked fine.
 

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JoelNichols

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I think you just click "attach files" and add it. Here's a test picture. My cat on a heat vent. Just had to re-size to make it smaller. Would be good to know the new size guidelines. Yup worked fine.
Image filesize limit was set to 1MB, I've just gone ahead and raised it to 8MB. Might make it higher later but hopefully this is enough for now.
 

b.loree

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Staff member
Yes Brian, I can say Texas Instruments but I will go you one better. I earned my engineering degree using a slide rule--a Post Versalog.
Ahhhh...the slide rule, yes I do remember those and have handled them! They are probably in the antique stores now but in truth what a tremendous human invention. Unfortunately, I do not have a Mathematical brain, I am a total "Artsie", my wife loves numbers and thus, she handles the finances. I always used to tease 'engineers' with the phrase...so you drive trains?? :)
 
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