[TUHS] Happy birthday, symbolics.com!

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Fri Mar 16 22:00:21 AEST 2018

I think it is maybe NAVTEX or some ancestor of that.  Somewhere there are still warnings that the shipping forecast via the internet is not to be relied on: the one transmitted by NAVTEX or equivalent is (as well as, perhaps, the voice one on LW), and that version always gets out (well, if it doesn't it's because the Met Office is a radioactive hole in the ground).

> On 16 Mar 2018, at 09:51, Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:
> Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> OK, I'll bite: how do you do this?
> A script that massages the data from the Met Office Shipping Forecast and
> prints it into a named pipe which my MUA reads from.
> http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/data/CoreProductCache/ShippingForecast/Latest
> It's XML now, but when I started using this .sig the data looked like it
> was coming from a system designed for distributing the forecast via telex.
> (Radio telex to ships maybe?)
> Tony.
> -- 
> f.anthony.n.finch  <dot at dotat.at>  http://dotat.at/  -  I xn--zr8h punycode
> Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey: Southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5 at first
> in south Rockall, otherwise 6 to gale 8. Moderate in east Malin and east
> Hebrides, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in
> Hebrides and Bailey. Rain at times. Moderate or good.

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