[Complete] Miscellanea Curiosa Vol 1 by E Halley - dl

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Post by TriciaG » July 22nd, 2016, 4:55 pm

I was thinking of hopping into this, but I'm unsure about the symbols. See section 19, top of page 2 and bottom of page 3. Is there somewhere to figure out how to voice those?
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Post by Lynnet » July 22nd, 2016, 5:20 pm

TriciaG wrote:I was thinking of hopping into this, but I'm unsure about the symbols. See section 19, top of page 2 and bottom of page 3. Is there somewhere to figure out how to voice those?
I was hoping someone with more science knowledge than I could help with such things (I was trying not to assume everyone is as ignorant as I... and so it is proving)

My guess is he just used "any old symbol", as a variation on using letters to define shapes. ♋ is the astrological sign for cancer. I can't find anything about ⨀.
Will keep looking - but if anyone else has any ideas, they'd be welcome!
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Post by Availle » July 22nd, 2016, 5:29 pm

It's either the sun or the moon, possibly? Edit: it's the sun:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets_in_astrology#Sun

There were a number of those symbols at the time, also to indicate the chemical elements people had known at the time. Here's a list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol_%28chemistry%29#Pictographic_symbols

I did not check the text, so I have no idea what to do with them in the instances Tricia mentioned!
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Post by TriciaG » July 22nd, 2016, 5:33 pm

Thanks! That led me to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_symbols

Which has most of the symbols. 8-) I see he's talking about the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn! :idea: And possibly the summer and winter solstices.

I'll take section 19.
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Post by Lynnet » July 22nd, 2016, 6:02 pm

TriciaG wrote:Thanks! That led me to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_symbols

Which has most of the symbols. 8-) I see he's talking about the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn! :idea: And possibly the summer and winter solstices.

I'll take section 19.
They say you learn something new every day :lol:
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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2016, 5:29 pm

Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
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Post by Lynnet » July 24th, 2016, 7:53 pm

TriciaG wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/misccuriosa_v1_19_halley_128kb.mp3
16:48

I'll take sections 26 and 27.
Thank you!
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Post by MrsHand » July 25th, 2016, 7:04 am

TriciaG wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/misccuriosa_v1_19_halley_128kb.mp3
16:48

I'll take sections 26 and 27.
Section 19 is PL OK!

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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2016, 12:41 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/misccuriosa_v1_26_halley_128kb.mp3
23:53

It was much easier reading the equations from the PG version. I then PL'd using the Google Doc.

Section 27 will also be up shortly. I did the same thing there (read from PG, PL'd from Google Doc).
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Post by Lynnet » July 25th, 2016, 12:44 pm

TriciaG wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/misccuriosa_v1_26_halley_128kb.mp3
23:53

It was much easier reading the equations from the PG version. I then PL'd using the Google Doc.

Section 27 will also be up shortly. I did the same thing there (read from PG, PL'd from Google Doc).
Thank you.
Good to know - I did the docs as I thought they would be easier.
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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2016, 1:11 pm

In general, they are easier - it's just that the fractions (where the denominator ends) and roots (how far the bar on the square/cube/etc root extends) didn't transfer over well. :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/misccuriosa_v1_27_halley_128kb.mp3
11:18
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Post by Lynnet » July 25th, 2016, 1:20 pm

TriciaG wrote:In general, they are easier - it's just that the fractions (where the denominator ends) and roots (how far the bar on the square/cube/etc root extends) didn't transfer over well. :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/misccuriosa_v1_27_halley_128kb.mp3
11:18
Thank you.
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Post by clarinetcarrot » July 26th, 2016, 6:09 am

Since it's open, can I read section 1?

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Post by Lynnet » July 26th, 2016, 6:51 am

clarinetcarrot wrote:Since it's open, can I read section 1?
Great! I'll put you down for it.
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Post by icequeen » July 26th, 2016, 9:47 pm

Could I have sections 14 and 15?
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