Merry Christmas to all, and to all…

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

8 Responses

  1. Philipp says:

    Ben,
    I wish you and your family all the best for the holidays. The same, of course, goes to all Panbots.
    May the “Schwarz” be with you 😉
    Kind regards,
    Philipp

  2. Chris Ellingsen says:

    Ben and all the others out there in cyberspace,
    Wishing you all great health, prosperity and serenity for 2010.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Bill says:

    Ben:
    Thanks for another year of informative and entertaining stuff.
    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.

  4. Todd Riceman says:

    Wishing you all the best for 2010 – I really enjoy your blog!

  5. Dan Corcoran (b393capt) says:

    Happy New Year, and Best Wishes for 2010 Everyone!
    Panbot Dan

  6. Kris says:

    The ancients developed an amazingly effective system for delineating positions on the earth’s surface….

    Which methods did you have in mind here??

  7. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I just meant the system of Longitude and Latitude, Kris. It’s really held up, even if there have had to be some slight adjustments to the basic measure of one nautical mile (a.k.a. one second of latitude).
    The only problem I know of with the Lat/Long system is that degrees of Longitude don’t have a fixed length, and the actual distances get extremely short near the Poles, which is hard on related systems like celestial and GPS navigation.

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