At 10:27 AM 9/23/99 +1000, Strike wrote: >On 22 September 1999 22:41, Reef Fish wrote: (Re PPO2's) > >> >It dropped to 1.6 after US Navy studies and then lower. I believe the US >> >Navy now have a set-point of 1.3! And I'll repeat what I said some time >> >last year to a similar post - I bet it'll be dropped to 1.1 within the >next >> >few years! :-) >> > >> >Strike >> >> NAME THE YEAR and I may call your bet! :-) > >I just know I'm going to have great difficulty getting out of this >minefield - but if I tip-toe carefully enough ...! :-) In high falsetto and ukalele background ... "tip toe, through the tulips ..." May we call you Tiny Strike now? :-) > >> Strike, the last time you said it, you didn't quantify the future which >> rendered it impossible to ascertain (within our lifetime) the truth >> or falsehood of your statement. :-) > >> But THIS time, you were bolder in your prediction and said "within the >> next few years", which means I'll PROBABLY live that long to be able >> to collect the bet when you lose, if I can only pin you down for the >> precise meaning (number) of "a few". :-) > >I'll play! :-) > >And bearing in mind that 'few' is a relative term - I'll say by the year, >2005! <BG> (By then I'll have forgotten who I am, but I'll put up a bottle >of good Australian red wine against a bottle of good Californian!) :-) No fair! As one who offered to bet, you should have let ME name the bet! Besides, isn't "good Australian red wine" an oxymoron? <BG> "a bottle of good Californian"? How many good Californians (if there's such as thing <G>) can you stuff into a wine bottle? Disgusting! :-) Neither bet reward is worth winning! :-) That must be what you mean by tip-toeing ... through a losing bet. <BG> -- Bob.