Thanks for the clarification.
I found it hard to believe that “BBs” were an American concept, only. So, I looked up, “BB guns in England.” It seems they are sold throughout the country. The first attachment shows a few of the bigger BB gun dealers in the London area—"Only BB Guns," "Just BB Guns," "BB Guns UK." The second attachment is of a packet of them. It would seem that British kids—some of whom have grown to adulthood—had/have access to them, as well. BB guns have been around for 134 years! (attachment #3)
Please enlighten me; if they are not called BBs in the UK—and Lee has to offer a “clarification”— what are they called? And, if they are NOT called BBs there, why would the universally used Internet allow me to so easily find, “BB guns in England” on the first try? It would appear that, once again, I’m being held accountable for what SOME others don’t know. Am I wrong?
Also, Anon2020, if you will look at the first attachment on post #1 and the attachment on post #12, you will see what I mean by “experts,” or at least who some people believe to be experts.
I have been ridiculed—sometimes severely—for saying that, “100% of the ‘collimation tips’ currently on the Internet are wrong and deal with CoAl (conditional alignment) only and not clinical 3-axis collimation.”
I said it. I meant it. I stand behind it. It is true, and I am not responsible for what others THINK they know. After my 2012 lecture to the optical engineers of SPIE (The Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers), the concept was published for the world in the October 2012 edition of Proceedings. It took me fighting the battle for 36 years to allow the OBVIOUS (to the experienced) a place in the doctrine.
Last month, Patudo was out of line with his attack on me. BUT HIS ASSESSMENT WAS ACCURATE!
This time, however, I have the high ground and feel no need to apologize for the truth—universally understood or not. But I have been doing this long enough to know that if you know what you are talking about and aren’t afraid to stand up for it without the need to candy-coat it, you will likely be vilified. Been there; done that. And I will stay the course that I might save others from facts that ... aren’t. :cat:
Finally, the best thing about this memo is that the “delete” and “quotation” keys are working again. I hope they will continue until I get my new keyboard.
PS In American English, the Commas and Periods go INSIDE the quotation marks.