My mother or my kids Grandma (74) is a retired IBM programmer. She never asks for computer help.
To refute: bricklayers and most construction contracts are lump sum. If it takes the mason 3 days or 5 days to complete the contract amount is the same. In the "contract" the terms were well understood. One wall, this size, etc. there is an implicit warranty as suitable for the intended purpose.
Unless you had a similar "contract" to deliver the software the analogy does not apply.
The bricklayer, unless he owns the company, by law, will get paid for correcting the brick work.
Someone should file a freedom of information act request for the code.
Several years ago when I worked at NASA our branch chief speculated that someone could request, and get, the our in house developed data acquisition system and have potentially sellable product.
If the hole is deep enough it will go all the way to China - Brilliant!!
You're not the only one that thinks so. From TFA:
Head of Structures for WSP Middle East, Bart Leclercq, told Middle East Architect, “I don’t think it’s possible to build [an 838m tower] as quickly as they claim. If they manage to build this structure in three months then I will give up structural engineering. I will hang my hat and retire. I will be eating humble pie as well.”
Leclercq likes the idea of prefabrication but says concrete poured onsite in tall buildings provides stiffness, and the time it takes concrete to cure is non-negotiable. He thinks the five-year mark set by the Burj Khalifa is about as good as it gets with current techniques and technologies.
Five years to build with current technology?
The Empire State Building in New York was built in 14 months.
Maybe they should look at using 1930's technology.
In the US you cannot get a building permit without an engineer/architect signing and sealing the drawings.
So you would need to hire an engineer. The engineer (allowed by the opensource license) could sell you the plans, the plans would be "his work", the engineer of record by state law would be responsible for checking everything and taking full responsibility.
So the answer would be you would sue your engineer that you hired.
I agree, Gaylord Perry got an advantage by making the opponent worry about his "cheating".
It gave him a mental edge.
A baseball coach once said the difference between AAA (minor league) and the majors is between the ears.
Entergy New Orleans, which provides power to the venue, said testing traced the source of the problem to an "electrical relay device "it had installed in December to protect Superdome equipment in case a cable failure occurred between the company's switchgear and the stadium."
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The fact that you know the OJ trial and the Kardashians are linked mean you follow those stories, therefore you cannot be highly intelligent.
The most recent attempt to make a case for the moon is in a paper, entitled Back to the Moon: The Scientific Rationale for Resuming Lunar Surface Exploration soon to be published in the journal Planetary and Space Science,"
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