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    Re: Cocked hats, again.
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2007 Mar 19, 10:10 -0500

    Hi Bill,
    Pretty much on the mark, and most refreshing. I don't remember when cocked
    hats wet out of style as clothing, but it was none too soon. Thanks ...
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Bill" 
    Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 8:57 PM
    Subject: [NavList 2399] Re: Cocked hats, again.
    > From the famed missile-guidance-systems tutorial:  "The missile knows
    > it is by knowing where it isn't."
    > Now I believe with 99% certainty that there is a 75% chance I am not where
    > think I am if I think I am within the cocked hat.  And with diminishing
    > probability I can be anywhere on the surface of the earth EXCEPT in the
    > clocked hat 3 out of 4 times.
    > Also, if I have used celestial objects within a 180 azimuth range, AND I
    > know of  personal or systematic errors then I bisect the LOP's to find my
    > position which almost certainly will be outside the cocked hat.
    > Also that bridges and underpasses may ice up before the road surface.
    > "The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related that it is
    > difficult to class them separately.  One step above the sublime makes the
    > ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime
    > again."--Thomas Paine
    > The academic analysis, now a running gun battle in a corner is
    > Certainly a warning to the prudent navigator to not bet the ship, her
    > and souls on the fix if potentially in harms way.  In the bigger picture
    > the goal to coastal pilot and/or find your lobster pots via cel nav? Or
    > perhaps find your way across a large expanse of water and make landfall
    > work on your short game?  In either case, wayfinding and other clues (a
    > prudent navigator makes use of all available information) might be useful.
    > As this thread continues on ad infinitum, please keep in mind the
    > "I used to be into necrophilia and bestiality....but then I realized I was
    > just beating a dead horse.--The Cellar Restaurant, VA
    > Bill
    > >
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