This misses so many points. Though I am too lazy to check if TFA explains their thought process.
The pipe segments are joined together with an orbital welder, making a continuous piece of pipe. The insides are then polished smooth by a rotary polisher.
Do you know what they planned to compensate for thermal expansion of the pipes? I guess these things are not an option: http://www.usbellows.com/expan...
I was a bit surprised to find out that the DOE regulations explicitly state that discrimination against males and caucasians is not discrimination. I wonder of the Department of Labor has a similar rule.
Isn't this unconstitutional or against Human rights? I don't know about the US, but the German constitution says "All Humans are equal".
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