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    Re: Instumental error?
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Apr 22, 21:48 EDT

    Bill wrote:
    "I was almost ready to inquire as  to the commercial availability of Centennia
    Software programs, and hook up  for a boost in my portfolio when Centennia
    went public.  Now this "60  Minutes" horror story. "
    Here's a day in the life  of Centennia Software:
    First, purchase order came through today so the US  Naval Academy is buying
    my "Centennia Historical Atlas" software again for all  1200 incoming students
    this fall. All those future naval officers have been  learning the basics of
    Western and Mideast history from me for more than a  decade. You can blame it
    all on me. ;->
    Second, my Azerbaijani e-mailer  (actually a law student in Belfast) is
    threatening to take me to court again for  getting the borders of his country
    incorrect and for my "obvious" pro-Armenian  bias (I have no such bias, just so
    we're clear). Pretty funny really -- what  court does he imagine has jurisdiction
    over borders in educational  software??
    Third, I have had to convince my Greek partners that they cannot  pretend
    that a Bosnian War massacre was really just "western propaganda" for  their Greek
    market edition no matter how strongly Greeks feel allied with their  Orthodox
    Serb brothers.
    Fourth, I spent a little time messing around with  future modifications to my
    lunars calculator.
    "It seems a good  many of the list have become interested in lunars, and use
    your calculator  for instant feedback.  Thank you."
    Thanks. I appreciate that. And  while we're at it, thanks to Arthur Pearson
    for his spreadsheet which was the  original inspiration for my online
    And you wrote:
    "Any  thoughts of using the entered lat and lon to link to a detailed world
    topo  database and correct the sea level barometric pressure to local
    pressure for  us? ;-)"
    Sure. You bet. I have lots of thoughts like that. In fact, I  could set that
    up right now using the SRTM30 data set (shuttle radar topography  mission, 30
    arc second grid). I could... if I had lots and lots of free  time!
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.

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