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Has the list moped yet?  Obviously not as it is still comming from Brown

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	From: Nick Simicich [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
	Sent: Tue 01/10/2002 14:00 
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	Subject: [SCUBA-L] periodic posting of Scuba-L guidelines and information
	
	

	Periodic posting of Scuba-L guidelines and information of
	Tue Oct  1 09:00:00 EDT 2002
	
	This is a periodic posting of Scuba-L guidelines and information.  If
	you follow these guidelines you should be able to avoid some common
	missteps and your life in Scuba-l should be much more pleasant and
	less riddled by certain local customs.  Please save this post for
	future reference.
	
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	http://www.primenet.com/~vez/neti.html
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	http://scifi.squawk.com/ned.html
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	http://www.arches.uga.edu/~harold/ned.html
	
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	http://www.ivydene1.demon.co.uk/nedfuc.htm
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