Resistor color code (Warning: PG rated)
chiff22 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 11 12:30:43 PST 2002
--- "John H. Robinson, IV" <jhriv at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 10:12:02AM -0800, Mike Easter wrote:
> > "John H. Robinson, IV"
> > > i have no idea what the AW is, within this context
> > When converting true heading to compass heading, -Add West- deviation and
> > variation and subtract east deviation and variation.
> ah yes, West is Best, and East is Least.
> you can guess how much navigation by compass i do. i either use dead
> reckoning, or Navigation by Gas Station.
Speaking of magnetic compasses, one of the earliest designs was the work
of a man named Tates (his first name is lost to history). Unfortunately
it was notoriously unreliable, hence the time-worn bromide: "He who has
a Tates is lost."
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