August 4 roundup


  • That article about the HOAs is a kicker. These associations are far, far overstepping their bounds.

  • Ted Frank pointed out to me that motorcycles had mortality rates 25 times higher than cars. The heavy man with the heavy wife who used his motorcycle in a novel way – I never saw a motorcycle pull a tailor. – assumed a risk that required no warning whatsoever.

    It sometimes happens that people, including engineers, assume that various items are over-engineered and try to take advantage of safety margins.