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Re: [CQ-Contest] Reasonable expections... was Cheerleaders and the impac

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Reasonable expections... was Cheerleaders and the impact
From: Zack Widup <w9sz.zack@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:09:04 -0500
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Well, if that happened, in the first place what you sent in would NOT be
your log. It would be some serious alteration provided by technology gone
haywire. Yes, the op would deserve to know his computer generated something
that was not his log.

As for #2, the obvious would be to record the audio of your entire contest
and then compare the log to the audio later on.
So another scenario comes to mind - suppose you record the audio for the
contest but the computer eats your log? Are you SOL or could you reconstruct
a log from the audio? Assuming you would be creating the same log that your
computer ate.

73, Zack W9SZ
"It could happen to you - it could happen to me - it could happen to each of
us eventually" - Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc@citlink.net>wrote:

> Now let's say you have been using a contest logging program for hundreds of
> contests. You would reasonably expect it would log the information you
> typed
> during the contest. You wouldn't "reasonably expect" it to change your
> logged contest exchanges, especially without any indication or knowledge on
> your part.
> But let's say this DID happen. The program went renegade and decided to log
> what it felt like, more or less at random. Let's further say this problem
> did not
> become apparent to hundreds of contesters until AFTER the contest was over.
> They all "reasonably expected" their Cabrillo file would contain what they
> typed.
> The first question: Does the operator have the "right to know" this
> happened
> to their log? Or should it be sent in first and reviewed later as
> suggested?
> The second question: What is a prudent course of action if this scenario
> happened to you?
> 73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
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