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Old February 10 2012, 10:20 PM   #33
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Re: Engineering's curved hallways

A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
It's funny. When I studied admiralty law the professor was this old salt with one arm.
Let me guess -- his other arm was bitten off by a shark. Or a big white whale.

He told about how land lubbers would come aboard ship well versed in port vs. starboard, and the captain would just say "turn right!"
Left and right full (or X degrees) rudder have been the standard commands since World War I.

And sailors don't learn to "box the compass" anymore either.

GSchnitzer wrote: View Post
Those Enterprise corridors are just filled with curves!
Couldn't resist the obvious, eh?
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