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Danke, Manfred!

Ich glaube fast, der Künstler hat eben mal schnell seine eigenen kümmerlichen Quanten abgegossen. Das ist jedenfalls kein Barfußläufer- oder Sandalen-Fuß. Was genau für Schuhe die ostafrikanischen Wahehekrieger vor 100 Jahren trugen, weiß ich auch nicht, afrikanisches Schuhwerk kann aber sehr kunstvoll und vielfältig sein, wenn man in die Völkerkundlichen Sammlungen guckt ...

Um trabalho extraordinário que aqui fez!

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Cordiais cumprimentos.


Esplendor otoñal.

Yes, rabauli, master and slave based on how it worked. The master sent out a precisely timed signal. When a slave got that signal it responded with its own signal. Of course the timing of that master signal reaching the slaves was dependent on the distance. The slave had a very small, microseconds, "coding delay" before it responded. The result was the hyperbolic "rate" seen on charts. There is more technical information here. I remember using almost all the systems in that list in my earlier comment except the Great Lakes and inland systems. Shows my age, but we even built the charts at sea for surveys that pushed the capabilities far, far beyond what any but a very few of us knew were possible. We would take computer print outs from the mainframe that built published navigation charts so we could build a 1:25,000 chart anywhere in a projected area by using values in that listing to measure and draw the curve intersections with latitude and longitude. Those print outs filled boxes shipped out to the ships. I was also on the fist ship, on its first use of what we called "Ranging" and later got wider use under the term "Rho Rho" in which we carried on the ship an atomic clock matched to the master station's clock. That enabled our systems to use each master and slave's signal as a pure range, giving circular as well as hyperbolic rates for navigation. The first, using a rubidium clock, was pretty primitive and we spent vast amounts of time working in clock "drift" corrections. As soon as our rubidium clocks were replaced, within a year, with the cesium clock things were much easier.

I agree there was never much there to merit such a grand station. Perhaps a strange clause in the original Act of Parliament? Or just an English eccentricity. Someone out there must know. Bob

Green, grey an blue!

Oh oh! Captain of the scooter gang!

in which the wrong shade of paint on one's door or a swing set in a back yard can result in "fines" and legal action.

Yes - one of my secret indentities, the laywer, comes out and will end with high incomes just by giving good painting advice :)

Same mentality as the city and suburban people that moved into new housing developments in Maryland and Virginia farmland that immediately began agitating to stop farmers using tractors in adjacent fields before a "decent" hour or spreading smelly fertilizer or having "dangerous farm animals" nearby

that seems to show that living the rules in the US is still pretty close to the ruled behavior here. High density of people with different kind of life style often results in that. Have read a story of a press correspondent that was about to rent a flat in Brooklyn. That hurdle track he had to survive made me thought things are complicated only in good old germany. But over there? WOW...

Btw - ever thought about the chance of getting hit by the tree houses crane that is thrown out of its window in a storm when you walk by with your youngest??? ... Freeze! Don't move! Ask your lawyer of trust!

The name over the door was long the name of the office. In a not so long ago "reinvention" craze in government agencies it got changed from United States Government Printing Office to United States Government Publishing Office. I cannot quibble, though I am a bit of a preservationist for grand old names. Still, the industrial level printing that went on here now includes much modern electronic publishing. Historically the office published not only budget and transcripts of Congress (Congressional Record) but things such as military service histories. Official documents and publications in by the U.S. government are public domain. We do not have a "crown copyright" under the premise that the public has paid to produce the works and therefore owns them.


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