|Protractor, Ruler & String|
[Cord:] "Do you need transportation? Tools? Stuff?"I almost howled, but everyone else here is asleep and they probably wouldn't have appreciated hearing from me at this hour.
"Our opponent is an alien spaceship packed with atomic bombs," I said. "We have a protractor."
"Okay, I'll go home and see if I can scrounge up a ruler and a piece of string." - Anathem by Neal Stephenson, p. 334.