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    Re: Chasing Shackleton
    From: Alan S
    Date: 2014 Jan 16, 13:26 -0800


    An old friend of mine was a licensed master, steam & diesel, all oceans, all tonnage as I recall. He had an old English sextant, vernier type that he once tried to teach me to use. Either my eyes were much poorer than his or I was simply to thick to grasp it's operation. I have no problem reading my Astra 111B.

    I saw the broadcast last night, complete with several instances of comment being "bleeped out", I guess that someone said hell or dam, possibly even "oh shit". Strikes me that this business of bleeping things out is just plain stupid, but then one has to contend with those "monitors" and an FCC that sometimes appears not to know the difference between top and bottom. Sad, oh so sad.

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