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 Post subject: Pucker Factor
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:48 am 
Oops.

This is only loosely science related, but I bet there's one truck driver that's frickin' glad those bridging engineers know their stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:38 pm 
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I bet there's one truck driver that's frickin' glad those bridging engineers know their stuff.

Actually, I wouldn't bet on it. People take these things for granted. When was the last time you felt grateful for the fact the machines in your life worked right?
I've actually heard (well, read, since it was on the web) someone say that all science had ever done for him was lower his GPA score. I pointed out that without all the science involved in making computers and the Internet, we wouldn't even be having this conversation...
Sorry, went on a tangent here.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:51 pm 
I wouldn't have thought the guardrail could handle a big friggin truck. If the driver thought like that, he'll be grateful.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:59 pm 
sun tzu wrote:
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I bet there's one truck driver that's frickin' glad those bridging engineers know their stuff.

Actually, I wouldn't bet on it. People take these things for granted. When was the last time you felt grateful for the fact the machines in your life worked right?
I've actually heard (well, read, since it was on the web) someone say that all science had ever done for him was lower his GPA score. I pointed out that without all the science involved in making computers and the Internet, we wouldn't even be having this conversation...
Sorry, went on a tangent here.


Well, the last time I was really, really consciously grateful for modern science was April 9th, 1996, when our youngest daughter was born three months early. Two hours after the emergency preemie delivery, the doctor grabbed me by the elbow, dragged me into the hallway, and said these words to me:

"I'll tell you something, that scared me more than anything has in a while. Even ten years ago, you'd have lost both of them. It was pretty close even now."

Am I glad to live in the modern world with modern technology? Hell yes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:09 pm 
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Am I glad to live in the modern world with modern technology? Hell yes.

So am I. So am I.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:12 pm 
You're a lucky man. Just out of curiosity, did they use Perflubron?


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