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But the IDEA is to use a standard, that has been through the "consensus"
vetting process, isn't it? I mean, isn't that one reason why we
graciously part with our money to buy these specs and manuals, so the
process can continue?

If you have a standard to use for design, your liability is greatly
reduced. If you say "hey, why use the standard when I can get as much
mileage out of the mental gymnastics I use to make the 'old way' fit,"
then you're on your own.

That just doesn't sound too smart to me.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Johnson [mailto:markajohn(--nospam--at)yahoo.com] 

...there are other ways to get a uniform factor of safety
if that['s] what you[']r[e] after.  Taken by itself, it
certainly wouldn't be reason enough to change.

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