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SCUBA-L  September 1999, Week 4

SCUBA-L September 1999, Week 4

Subject:

Re: Reverse Profile?

From:

"Reef Fish (Large Nassau Grouper)" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Scuba diving discussion list <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 24 Sep 1999 13:33:25 -0400

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At 12:37 PM 9/24/99 -0400, Lee wrote:
 
>> >have both a right and responsibility to answer. For context, I use the
>> >strictest definition of reverse profile. I consider any dive that starts
>at
>> >one level and includes descent to a deeper level part way into the dive
>and
>> >any in a series of dives which is even an inch deeper than the previous
>dive
>> >to be a reverse profile.
>>
>> In fact, that IS the definition used by Cochran's computers checking only
>> the MAX depths to decide whether two profiles are "reverse" or not.
>>
>> THEREIN lies the PROBLEM of a well-defined definition that is truely
>> ILL-DEFINED and ILL-TARGETED for the intended meaning of a "reverse
>profile"
>> in the COMMONSENSE as well as scientific theory use of the that term.
>
>My comment was not in the context of the Cochran computer. Based on my
>understanding of what it did, I agree completely.
 
I was merely saying that YOUR definition coincided with Cochran's
(and that of other computers that tweak "reverse profile").
 
 
>In the context of human thinking, I find no fault with your method. You
>seem to favor a more flexible definition of reverse profile with an
>corresponding adjustment in how it effects your decision to dive.
 
No, that is not quite the correct interpretation of what I said. I don't
adjust at all -- I think the whole idea (for computing diving) is a
whole lot of bunk, period! :-)
 
 
>I favor a
>strict definition with a different adjustment in how it effects my decision
>to dive. Within the limits of our respective risk tolerance, we'd both make
>an equally valid choice. There's really is more than one way to skin this
>cat.
>
>Lee
 
You skin YOUR cat anyway you want. I have no cat to skin. THAT one was
dead long ago. :-) I haven't seen a new cat yet that meows to the
tune of "reverse profile". <BG>
 
-- Bob.

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