Re: SATELLITE PREDICTION PROGRAM DEVELOPED

Joan L. Grove Brewer (pegasus@transport.com)
Wed, 19 May 1999 22:33:20 -0700

As a retired computer systems engineer I was amazed with both program
stability. All my other real-time programs in Win 98 crash due to the math.
Part of the reason there is a feud in the computer industry is over the lack
of engineering standards at Microsoft and the bugs in everything. Most
company who do well write around, under and in-between the Win OS because of
their math. This has gone on since the beginning of Windows.  These NASA
programs run better than my 3D graphics program and that is something I was
shocked about.  Either the JAVA has written around the math or NASA did some
of their own libraries.  I use the one off line. I wouldn't pay any
attention to the boys here. I've been harassed by the best. They only do
this when they are intimidated. Take it as a complement. :-)

J~ http://www.transport.com/~pegasus

-----Original Message-----
From: Sue Worden <worden@freeside.fc.net>
To: SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: SATELLITE PREDICTION PROGRAM DEVELOPED


>> Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 00:37:16 -0400
>> From: JAY RESPLER <jrespler@superlink.net>
>> Subject: SATELLITE PREDICTION PROGRAM DEVELOPED
>> [ ... ]
>> But the task has just been made easier by the National Aeronautics and
>> Space Administration, which has developed software [ ... ]  Called J-Pass
>
>J-Pass and J-Track have been online at the Marshall Spaceflight
>Center web site for at least two years already, so I'd hardly
>say that NASA "just" [-> "recently"] developed it.  Shrug...
>
>This sort of [(un)intentional] distortion of the facts is not
>atypical of mass news media here (USA). :(
>
>I believe Jay posted this just to yank my chain again about the
>Java-nese peculiarities of J-Pass and J-Track. :-)
>
>--Sue Worden (worden@fc.net  << note new address!)