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Old 22-08-2017, 08:22 PM
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WOW! I'm going to get an accurate watch!
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Old 22-08-2017, 11:20 PM
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I reckon a smartphone is more accurate (and who doesn't have that?).
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Old 24-08-2017, 06:53 PM
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I don't
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Nor do I; I don't even have a dumb one.
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Old 24-08-2017, 10:58 PM
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I reckon a smartphone is more accurate (and who doesn't have that?).
Nor do I
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Old 25-08-2017, 12:23 AM
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Jeez guys, did you mail in your IIS posts? Semaphore lines?
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Old 25-08-2017, 06:42 PM
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Funny you should say that! We have a semaphore mast just 5 klm from where I am writing this. Way back in the 1830's, when a ship was spotted entering the Tamar estuary, they would send a semaphore signal down to Launceston 50 klm away telling all about it, who was on board, what she was carrying etc. The message would get there in about 30 minutes!. No electricity, no smartphones, just a telescope to read the message from the relay masts - of which there were three!
I bet they did not have the scope mounted on a HEQ5 though!
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