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epicanis Offline
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    Posted: Jan. 28 2006,8:41 pm QUOTE

For years we've been at the mercy of ancient Babylonians.  Isn't it about time we let go of cumbersome thousands-of-years-old data formats and made way for shiny, streamlined new modern ones?

Or at least, make decimal entry and display more ubiquitously available on the website - it's a bit tedious having to convert all my  modern decimal coordinates to the half-breed "degrees/minutes/decimal" format...

(that whole 360/60/60 thing we use for time and map coordinates really IS left over from ancient Babylonian practices, as I understand it...)


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    Posted: Feb. 19 2006,12:56 pm QUOTE

I agree...I think :)

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