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Gun Control Meets its Match: Technology

In one of the most valiant efforts at attacking windmills, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) is trying to ban the production of ammunition magazines with 3-D printers. Aside from the Constitutional issues–Rep. Israel’s efforts are an infringement not just on the Second Amendment, but also the First Amendment–this is an exercise in both futility and stupidity. […]

I’m Not Surprised

at the current problems with the Toyota vehicles. A couple years ago, a friend of mine at church–who happened to be a longtime quality engineer who had worked at many different companies–said, “Japanese companies are not necessarily better in terms of quality. When American companies have quality problems, they are more likely to be open […]

A Bird in Hand

is better than one overhead. Pigeon crap can have adverse effects on structural stability.

One More Reason NOT to Live in New York

Besides the fact that their gun laws are among the worst infringements on our Constitutional rights in America, the area is an earthquake disaster waiting to happen.

The Engineer and the Programmer…

The Engineer and the Programmer A programmer and an engineer are sitting next to each other on a long flight from Los Angeles to New York. The programmer leans over to the engineer and asks if he would like to play a fun game. The engineer just wants to take a nap, so he politely […]

Note to MSHA: Shut Murray Energy Down…YESTERDAY!

08/20/2007: Let me see if I can understand their logic: The Crandall canyon mine suffered two collapses earlier this year. MSHA, Murray Energy, and related engineering firms decided the mine was safe enough for operations. On August 6, the mine collapses, trapping six miners. The ensuing rescue attempt results in three more deaths in a […]

Murray Needs to Answer…in Court

08/20/2007: …and I’m not talking about lawsuits–although I hope the families of the six miners take his ass to the cleaners. No…this is a criminal matter. Murray, every engineering firm whose reps signed off on his practice, and even folks at the the Mine Safety and Health Administration who enabled this travesty, need to face […]

Utah Mine Disaster: Murray Needs to STHU

08/14/2007: Part of me wants to empathize with Bob Murray, owner of the Crandall Canyon mine, the collapse of which has left six miners buried with rescue attempts very slow. The media went after him quickly, and he fought back with a vengeance. Unfortunately, that only works if you provide substance, and Murray has made […]