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    Re: Silicon Sea 87: a recap.
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2003 Nov 14, 14:55 -0500

    Can't wait for Master and Commander, although I doubt that Maturin is
    going to come into the cabin and have Aubrey say he just completed a
    particularly satisfying series of lunars!
    On Nov 14, 2003, at 2:46 PM, Smith_Peter@EMC.COM wrote:
    > George Huxtable noted several members' problems with Leg 87 and
    > begged clarification from "the backup team".
    > By whatever name, we have been acting as proofreaders for Dan
    > as he puts together the legs of the cruise. Typically, Dan sends
    > us the draft of each leg, and depending on how busy we each are,
    > one or two of us chime in with our corrections and suggestions
    > over then next couple of days. Each leg usually goes through two
    > or three iterations before it goes out to the list at large. Most
    > of the time there is consensus. Other times, the reviewer(s) may
    > not be completely at ease with the problems or the answers, but
    > in the end it's Dan's call.
    > In the case of Leg 87, I found no record of working the problems,
    > so I must have been busy around the time the leg came out. Over
    > lunch today I pulled the problems and answers from the list archive
    > and I agree: the answer given for #2 doesn't work at all. The LHA
    > appears to be a typo, since the value is way off, and the format
    > (decimal degrees) isn't the way Dan usually works. Even fiddling
    > with the date (which doesn't advance from the DR in problem #1
    > although the time has crossed midnight) doesn't help. The Ho is
    > also several degrees off from all the answers I got working the
    > sight for various dates.
    > My mail archive doesn't go back far enough to see who, if any,
    > of use reviewed this leg with Dan. In any event, my apologies
    > to the group that we caused confusion and frustration.
    > ==========
    > On another (nautical) topic, has anyone seen the new movie
    > "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" yet? The
    > reviews I've read were full of praise, both from devotees of
    > O'Brien's books and others.
    >  -- Peter

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