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    Re: When is it Good?
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2006 Apr 29, 13:25 +1000

     

     

    I wrote:

    As a rule of thumb the smaller the space (often a triangle, though can have four or more sides) that encompasses the presumed fix the better. This makes intuitive sense; since as you note perfect LOPS would coincide at a single point, the fix.

    but perhaps that should have been:

     “perfect LOPS would coincide at a single point, the actual position.”

     

    The fix would be the actual position: grace of perfectly plotted results, of perfectly reduced perfect sights, using perfect methods; and the perfect sextant and watch, recorded and reduced by the perfect navigator, who just happens to be having a very nice day, with but few of those pesky clouds. With all that stuff to go wrong its something of a miracle that so many sights do give useful (accurate enough) information.

     

    But information isn’t knowledge and knowledge isn’t wisdom  … or Goodness

       
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