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- From: "Polhemus, Bill" <BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com>
- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 08:46:48 -0500
Knowing nothing of statistical theory
I've always wondered how the wind managed to be strong enough, for a long
enough time, precisely aligned with the very long and narrow Hood Canal, right
at low tide ... to sink the Hood Canal Floating Bridge (in Washington State, in
the early 1970s). My understanding is that without all of those factors
it wouldn't have failed. I can just picture the original designers saying
"What are the chances of all that happening simultaneously -- nil."
But I'll bet the designers of the planned new bridge will!
(I have no knowledge of this, simply speculating).
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