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---james korff <jgkorff(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
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>   seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org at 12:11:22 on 26 Feb 1999.
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> KBD - Knowledge Based Design.
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> That's the answer!
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> ---Charles Greenlaw <cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com> wrote:
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> > >What was interesting was the conclusion that when the members were
> assumed
> > >to be loaded into the inelastic region that redundancy could
actually
> > >degrade system reliability.  As I understand it the greater the
> number of
> > >members means that there is a greater likely hood that one of the
> members
> > >will fail and that this failure would more likely lead to a failure
> of the
> > >system.  You should read the article since it is thought provoking.
> > >
> > >Mark Gilligan
> > >
> >         Thought provoking?  Yes!
> > 
> >         Lindbergh reportedly rejected a multi-engine airplane for
> the flight
> > to Paris for the same reason, as did a Russian flight from Moscow
> over the
> > north pole to the west coast of the US in the 1930's. Any engine
> failure at
> > all would defeat the objective; thus multiple engines degraded the
> chances
> > of success. Both of those successful flights had multi-engined
> rivals who
> > were lost enroute.
> > 
> >         Yet if surplus engines unnecessary to success can be
> carried, then
> > the redundancy can help in the event one of them underperforms.
> > 
> >         What sort of dicey design philosophy is this new code
> relying on?
> > Where is it articulated? Are we still mired in guesswork, but
> guesswork now
> > deceptively cloaked in elegant sophistication?
> > 
> >         Are we going to have to make Pinto Gas Tank excuses for
> ourselves
> > someday?
> > 
> > Charles O. Greenlaw, SE   Sacramento  CA
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