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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    I didn't think engineers were allowed to make errors. They can get pretty costly!
    Are you kidding?? Why do you think they always build in double and triple the strength they need for a job?? They're covering their butts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Are you kidding?? Why do you think they always build in double and triple the strength they need for a job?? They're covering their butts!
    We like to refer to it as a saftey factor and not covering my butt factor thank you very much.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    We like to refer to it as a saftey factor and not covering my butt factor thank you very much.
    It's your story, man...tell it however you want!

    That, by the way, is a prime example of physicists' superiority - we aren't afraid to admit we're wrong! (j/k)
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