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    Re: Poor St. Hilaire
    From: David Cortes
    Date: 2007 Oct 15, 23:06 -0400
    Peter Fogg wrote:
     
    My, you mince words.  So would you mind telling me why "precision" could not also be dependent on factors external to the calculator?  And why you used a semi-colon rather than a colon after "Hey, John"?  Could you, just for fun? 
     
    In good spirit, your answer must be in a form that is verbose, irrelevant, or old hat.  Satisfying any one of those criteria will do, but if you fail at that, then we'll send you back and impose on you the burden of all three. 
     
    David
     
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Peter Fogg
    Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 6:08 PM
    Subject: [NavList 3419] Re: Poor St. Hilaire



    John Karl wrote:

    >  I'm new to the NavList; so I apologize if members
    >  find this all verbose,  irrelevant, or old hat.

    Hey John; verbose, irrelevant and old hat stuff is welcome grist to our mill. Feel free to contribute your versions.

    > If we use a $12 calculator
    > we get 10-digit accuracy.

    No, we get 10-digit precision.  Accuracy depends on other factors, external to the calculator.

    > To all criminals against GPS,

    Why criminals?

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