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Comment: F-16 panel flew off in flight (Score 4, Interesting) 376 376

Some other fool did not install the panel properly, and left one of the three nuts off. Distinctive nuts, used in only one place.
Someone found it overnight, and held it up at the morning meeting. "Anyone know where this goes?" Unfortunately, I did not recognize it as a part one of my systems.

Aircraft flew, panel breaks off, punching several other holes in the side as it departs.
Training mission aborted. much sheet metal work needed.

Actual repair cost? Unknown, but easily 5 figures if not more.

Comment: Re:Why can't this be the law everywhere? (Score 5, Insightful) 270 270

Why do arrest records have to be public?

Would you like them to be not public?
"No, we have no idea where your hubby Joe Smith is. We haven't arrested him"
'But he was seen in the back of your patrol car!'
"Nope, sorry lady"

Comment: What a bunch of naysayers (Score 2) 154 154

I'm glad you people weren't around when the Wright bros were doing their thing. Or the Panama Canal. Or the Hoover Dam.

Eventually, this will be a viable project. Decades at the very earliest, before the first shovel full is dug. And then decades later before the first mile mile is complete. Gotta let the enviroweenies have their say.
But one of these will be built. Eventually.

Comment: Re: Devils advocate here (Score 1) 141 141

How much are they wasting? Probably none.

The company providing this is making a profit. Selling students identity, and/or shaving that extra 5% off whatever food substance they sell. The administrators, errr.... school district gets a teeny kickback off that extra profit.

"It takes all sorts of in & out-door schooling to get adapted to my kind of fooling" - R. Frost