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Post 1

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

Entry: Over The Horizon Radar (OTH) - A632729
Author: Sir Bossel --- Anyone in for being the Grim Reaper? --> U198667 - U132240

Seeing that *life* has been detected in the Writing Workshop, I'm herewith giving it a try with a piece from the h2g2 University.

It's finished from my point of view but I'm quite sure there's a fair amount of 'Denglish' left smiley - smiley

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Post 2

Mu Beta

A fair amount of what?

I wouldn't add too much to this, anyway. Simple is always better when it comes to complicated science, and anything that a BEng can't understand on a Sunday afternoon is better left out.

That's a *brilliant* diagram! smiley - ok


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Post 3

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

'Denglish' is 'Deutsch-English', ie: it is ze wäi, like a Tschörmen wraits wenn trying to wrait in Inglisch smiley - winkeye Ai äm schuhr zer is samm left.

Yes, I don't mean to add anything more of the smiley - geek stuff because this is concentrated elsewhere in the project.

Yeah, ASCII art is all that is left to do when you need a graphic for something smiley - smiley

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Post 4


wow, what an article.

I can't see anything that needs adding.

well linked.

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Post 5

Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Looks good to me, Bossel, not that I know anything about these things. There is hardly any evidence of Deutschglisch either. You might try 'coastal' instead of 'littoral', but 'littoral' is a perfectly good English word, it's just not used as commonly as 'coastal' (if that matters). In speech it is quasi-homophone with 'literal' but in writing that is not a problem.

No, your command of English here is excellent in my opinion, and leaves very little for a sub to do.

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Post 6

Mu Beta

I have to say Bossel, having spoken with you assorted issues, I wasn't even aware you were German.

*Commits himself to reading more people's personal spaces* smiley - smiley


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Post 7


Yo Boss!

i fear scientific type entries but i have summoned up the blood and taken a peek at this. smiley - smiley

i think you could do with a slightly longer intro.

Perhaps mentioning the *disadvantages* or dangers of *not* being able to use radar to see beyond the horizon. Helicopters getting hit by anti-aircraft cunningly placed behind a hill, for instance.

and some mention of *when* this problem was overcome...

i *did* get into the main text, but i won't be much help coz i don't know the appropriate jargon or specialist usage.

one thing: is 'shine' really the correct term for emitting radar waves?

this project looks great (though fearsome for a scientophobe like myself smiley - yikes); i'm gonna nick that link format at the bottom of the page for my Fr Rev project! smiley - cheers


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Post 8

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

Thanks for all the praise, guys smiley - biggrin

I've added some more words to the intro section but kept the word 'littoral' because IMHO that's the jargon word.

Then, I elaborated extensively on the 'diffraction' physics (sorry Spiff smiley - winkeye ). However, I think I managed to keep it on a level that is accessible to *anyone* because there are beautiful sunsets on South Sea islands and smiley - stiffdrinks involved. I still regret that I can't use 'Bosselhiti' in an entry for the Edited Guide smiley - sadface

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