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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #150 on: February 03, 2015, 02:49:19 pm »
I have a problem: A lat/long location is recorded as "Dead Reckoning and bearings" - the noon one on this page:

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol027of040/vol027of040_083_0.jpg

I believe this means one of the values is DR, the other is Observed - but I have no way of knowing which is which, so I entered the whole thing as DR.
Is this alright?

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #151 on: February 03, 2015, 02:52:16 pm »
Sounds both truthful and workable.  Well done.  :)

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #152 on: February 03, 2015, 03:23:55 pm »
From memory, isn't a determination only to be marked as "Observation" (i.e. using celestial objects) if it says so specifically, with any other methods (DR, Bearings, etc.) being marked as DR?

(I might be getting confused with various other things, though)

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #153 on: February 03, 2015, 03:56:53 pm »
Hanibal94 & Janet - That's what I would do. (I think this falls under Philip's rule: make your best guess & don't worry about guessing wrong)

Danny252 - Bearings are measured (same as celestial objects), so it is Observed.
I agree that this is confusing. I asked Philip when I first ran across lat/long by bearings.

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #154 on: February 03, 2015, 04:01:41 pm »
Perhaps what I'm thinking of said that if it was DR went as DR, and everything else went as Observed!

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #155 on: February 03, 2015, 04:18:09 pm »
I'm not sure. Feel free to ask when odd cases come up.

Philip has said that if some people use Observed and some use DR he will know that it wasn't clear ;)

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #156 on: February 03, 2015, 07:49:45 pm »
With two sets of noon readings, Obs & DR appearing after so long, I have forgot which you type in last to be displayed on the side bar.

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #157 on: February 03, 2015, 08:14:09 pm »
As far as I know, the last location you type in is the one that is displayed.

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #158 on: February 04, 2015, 05:58:29 am »
I realise that, but if I went down the list that would show the location as the 8PM entry.
What I want to know is, do you want me to enter the OBS or DR last?
Thanks
Stuart.

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #159 on: February 04, 2015, 06:33:46 am »
Why does it matter?  If I understand it, the sidebar (very broken) software has nothing to do with what Philip's computers see and use.  No one has spent time fixing it because it is an visual aid only, not affecting the end result harvested for use.

Which makes it paramount to do what you like to see in the record shown.

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Re: Type What You See - Questions and Comments
« Reply #160 on: February 04, 2015, 07:37:35 am »
OK I will just type down the list
Noon DR
Noon Obs
8am DR
8pm DR.
and let the system sort it out.

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Stuart