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RE: Elasticity and Plasticity

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>Why would you make someone feel bad for asking for our opinion on some good
I simply told him the same thing I would have said if he'd stopped by my 
office or hit me up at a bar. I think it's important enough to learn how 
to use all available reference tools to risk a little bit of discomfort. 
The guy's at a university which doubtless has a huge reference library, 
which he should be using. 

I made that mistake when I was at VPI a million years ago. I didn't 
discover the joys of stack browsing until I'd almost graduated. If 
someone had suggested I make myself a pain in the ass *after* trying to 
find out stuff on my own, doubtless my feelings would have been hurt, but 
I would have been better off for it.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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