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Shapley wrote:My favourite Calvin & Hobbs involves Calvin asking his dad how they determine the load limit on bridges. His dad explains that they just keep driving heavier and heavier trucks across them until they collapse, then they rebuild them and put up a sign.
[sigh] He's my role model...
analog wrote:if you find old engineering magazines from 1890-1910 era they're full of mechanical engineering disasters - bridge collapses, boiler explosions and the like.
Mechanical engineering failures are way more spectacular than computer crashes.
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