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    Re: Automatic deviation calculation by electronic compasses
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Dec 10, 18:09 -0000

    Joel Jacobs wrote-
    "It is rare that George makes a mistake or is imprecise in his sentence
    structure which can be confusing to some of us. "
    Then quoted my words-  "Kelvin (then William Thomson) wrote a very readable
    account of this in "Terrestrial magnetism and the mariner's compass",
    collected into vol 3 of his Popular lectures and addresses" of 1891. This is
    the volume on "Nivigational Affairs", which I thoroughly recommend. Kelvin
    owned a fully-crewed 130-ton schooner, and did a lot of sailing aboard her."
    Then wrote
    "Just to clarify his syntax", and listed a few more of Kelvin's many
    Which leaves me wondering where my mistake was, or the lack of clarity in my
    syntax. I can get things wrong, just like anyone else, but I'm really
    puzzled about Joel's objection.
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
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