"George" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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>> Dear George:
>> "George" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> <jack.harrison@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> That was posted 17th April
>>>> Did it get stuck in your out tray for 17 days Ron?
>>> That would mean that it is two days old, not 17.
>> Would it have been any clearer if they had said "16 days"?
>> Jack was basically teasing "Ron" that this sounded like
>> an April Fool's story. I too was a little slow on the uptake.
> Except that is isn't an April fool's joke. Sorry.
Think carefully before you say that... NASA talking about ships
powered by antimatter. These are the people that brought us the
"space pickup", and have people up in arms whenever they have to
launch a plutonium-laced ceramic power supply into space. It
*wasn't* an April Fools joke, but it sure sounded like one.
David A. Smith