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You are extremely ungracious - Sven started a conversation about freedom of speech, and you turn it into an attack against me.  I would have never mentionned it, were it not for your under-handed attacks against me.

I did not explain because frankly, I have no idea what people's levels of understanding are, and a lot of mechanical engineering is intuitive which is not the forte of the people whose background I know - like Migeru.

I once stepped into a test cell and told the mechanics there was something wrong with the running engine.  They had been working with it for weeks.  They scoffed at me.  I had a closer look at the electronic data that had been stored and found that one of the scales on the display  was wrong (off by a factor of 3).  The compressor bearing was vibrating much more heavily than anyone believed, probably because it was cracked and was about to rupture causing the entire compressor to spray compressor blades all over the test cell.  

To this day, I have no idea why I thought that.  There were quite a few engineers and mechanics who were completely amazed.   Maybe it was the sound of the engine?  I don't know but I was right.  And I have been right on many such occasions.  You'll probably say that is bragging.

by manon (m@gmail.com) on Sun Sep 17th, 2006 at 02:22:36 PM EST
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