Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Yes folks, my new sextant arrived in the mail today. I'm in Sailing Geek Heaven. For nearly 300 years sailors have been using these to navigate by the sun, moon and stars. There's some tricky math but it's an intersting mental excercise which I'm sorely in need of. Besides it's like sailing, swordfighting, archery, martial arts and all that other old fashioned crap I'm so into. It's not a skill you're ever likely to need, but if you DO need it you REALLY FUCKING NEED IT. Here's the full scoop on sextants and celestial navigation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sextant
Wow. I learned something today. Sextant. NOT sexTENT. THANKS!
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