Re: Removing Biases

Subject: Re: Removing Biases
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 07:55:10 -0400 (EDT)

At 04:54 PM 9/21/96 -0400, you wrote:

>Until this assignment I favored Yahoo for various reasons including
>familiarity and favorable results for great sites!!!
>Well, surprise surprise!! It was the Magellan search engine that came out
>with the best sites including Magellan Kid Zone
So glad you like Magellan.  It has been my favorite for a looong time.
Whenever I try
the fancy  new search engines, I always return to Magellan and get better
OR it could just be that Magellan is my "comfort zone."<smile>
My students always seem to get better results in class with Magellan.  I can
always depend on it to give me some good hits when I do a demo for my new

I envy you being able to "see" the stars.  Last year I was just about to get
an 8"
Orian Space Explorer telescope, recommended to me by a friend in San
Antonio, Texas, but then I went outside many nights in a row to find that I
can't see any stars where I live.
When everyone was doing star counts, I was astonished to find that most
evenings, I could see only 4 or 5 stars, 10 at most and that was on a good
night.    I was able to see Hyukatake beautifully, many nights in a row,
with many, many stars in the sky, and then after that, the skies closed up
on me and I have seen hardly any stars at all.  I'm beginning to think it
was only divine intervention which allowed me to see Hyukatake so clearly,
tail and all.  That was soooooo great!

I don't know if it's just light pollution or perenially cloudy skies, but
it's very disappointing, considering my desire to take up stargazing.
Have a good day.  Barb