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Old 12-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #41
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What does this mean? Use appropriate tools?? Even in literal terms, I can't think of a situation in which this would be good advice, even if you wanted firewood that fit your stove precisely.

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What does this mean? Use appropriate tools?? Even in literal terms, I can't think of a situation in which this would be good advice, even if you wanted firewood that fit your stove precisely.

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Perhaps it's akin to calculating a SWR to four decimal places...
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What does this mean? Use appropriate tools?? Even in literal terms, I can't think of a situation in which this would be good advice, even if you wanted firewood that fit your stove precisely.

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What does this mean? Use appropriate tools?? Even in literal terms, I can't think of a situation in which this would be good advice, even if you wanted firewood that fit your stove precisely.
Looking forward to the answer.
In the Navy, this referred to the log that records the overboard discharge* of radioactive coolant from the nuclear reactor.

The radioactivity of the coolant was measured to some ridiculous number of microcuries per milliliter, but the measurement was only required to be taken within a day of the discharge (and not necessarily from the same area as the coolant that was discharged). That number was then multiplied by the gallons discharged as measured on a gauge that was accurate to about +/- five gallons.** You were also required to round off certain numbers but you weren't required to correct for the pressure or temperature of the coolant (which would hypothetically affect the volume discharged).

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* At least 12 miles from land, international waters, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

** Yes, all the valves isolating this coolant from the ocean (and the harbor) were allowed to leak a little bit. Just a few milliliters an hour.***

*** Except at Sarah in SC's Cooper River, but I think that was a 1960s shipyard accident. I'm pretty sure the radioactive sediment is almost undetectable by now...
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OK I got it. It means that precision doesn't insure accuracy. It's not advice, but rather an example of poor practice.
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