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    Re: Attachments on Nav-L list
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2005 Aug 28, 12:57 -0700

    Having lived on both sides of this dilemma (I have DSL, so attachments
    are no problem, but I have friends that live in such isolated parts of
    the US that they can only get dialup), allow me to offer two suggestions:
    1.  If the attachment is more than few thousand kilobytes in size, it's
    courteous to offer to send the attachment separately.
    2.  Files should, if at all possible, be zipped (a way of compressing
    them).  Zipping doesn't work well on photos or GIFs (which are already
    compressed), but other files (such as Word and Excel) compress quite a
    lot.   There are a lot of zipping programs around (if your computer
    didn't include one with its software).  A good and FREE one is FreeZip.
      It's available from many web sites; a Google search should locate one
    near you.
    Lu Abel
    Henry C. Halboth wrote:
    > I certainly agree with Geoffrey regarding attachments requiring
    > considerable download time, i.e., scans, photographs, color,etc. It
    > would, however, be both convenient and instructive to allow solutional
    > formats to be attached if in simple text, whether for calculator or
    > logarithmic solution. I am for example, referring to a time sight,
    > intercept, lunar distance clearing, etc., calculation formats as have
    > been traditionally employed in navigation instruction. As you all know,
    > any effort to transmit such formats in a conventional emal message simply
    > results in a chaotic destruction of organizational margins and spacing.
    > Personnally, I feel that such attachments would increase my ability to
    > contribute. Just a thought ...
    > Henry
    > On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:41:01 +0100 Geoffrey Kolbe
    >  writes:
    >>No Frank, It was me that objected to spending half an hour
    >>graphs I did not want, just to get them off the server and get rid
    >>of them.
    >>We don't all have broadband connections and we don't all have
    >>with turbo-charged CPU's and terabytes of memory to spare. We don't
    >>all have computers that have a mouse!
    >>  With very little effort, there is no need for general attachments
    >>to the
    >>list. The rule about no attachments on this list is a good one. Let
    >>stick to it please.
    >>Geoffrey Kolbe
    >>>Bah. Attachments are no big deal. Anyone who says otherwise is
    >>just running
    >>>you through a 'fraternity initiation rite'. Long-term members of
    >>the list
    >>>have used attachments on a regular basis. You can sort the list
    >>archives "by
    >>>attachment" if it interests you.
    >>>That said, clicking on an  attachment requires an extra flex of the
    >>>finger muscle and this is  precious energy that many list members
    >>cannot spare
    >>>(myself included ),
    >>>42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.

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