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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] Re: [AUCTeX] Re: Problem with preview

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] Re: [AUCTeX] Re: Problem with preview
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 22:34:46 +0200
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Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * David Kastrup (2007-04-29) writes:
>> A few weeks ago, in Finale Ligure, probably the most daring things
>> I did in a week of climbing was doing a few routes "clean", not
>> using preexisting drilled bolts but relying on placing one's own
>> material into cracks and other features in order to fix the rope
>> (through carabinerpairs) to them.
> I haven't been climbing for years but that's something I would find
> interesting as well.

It's like writing for iniTeX.  The one thing that was disconcerting
was finding that a multi-pitch route did not even have fixed belay
stations.  That changes one's responsibility from avoiding longer
falls for oneself into avoiding ground falls for both climbers.

> It probably requires a fair bit of practice to fix friends and
> similar hooks correctly.

More judgment than practice: you can place thousands of nuts without
getting them right.  Practice helps in getting the stuff placed
properly before your strength runs out.  But apart from saving
strength, one does not improve much on one's own without thinking.
Either you need a good grasp of the physics and possibilities for
testing them, or you need somebody to tell you.

>> Different problem from conference talks.
> Not really.  If you wanna be safe in conference talks you gotta use
> security measures here as well.

So what is a ground fall like in a conference?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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