August 4 roundup

by Walter Olson on August 4, 2010


1 Joe 08.04.10 at 8:01 pm

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

2 William Nuesslein 08.06.10 at 10:35 am

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.

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