Byron -- I'll bet you four rounds of beer at Pete's Bar this new comedy show on the St. John's river is related to the issue we talked about Thursday.
If you can't take 60mph gusts -- you don't belong in FL. Background here.
Speaking of goofy engineering. Check this jewel of an extract from a very funny email thread that was forwarded on to me from one of my spies.
Attached is a proposal to eliminate hydrostatic testing of tanks on the LPD 17 class. Enclosed is the proposal along with a spreadsheet (last page) of test completed on hulls 18 through 21. All tests were successful (passed).Ok, how about this?
The expectation is that further testing on later hulls will not provide different results (pass) and, therefore, should not be performed.
Dear IRS,Yep, that will work just fine.
Attached is a proposal to eliminate any possible future audit of the tax returns for the Phibian Salamander family. Enclosed is the proposal along with a spreadsheet (last page) of tax returns from 2002 to 2007. All tax returns were successful (not audited).
The expectation is that future review of my tax returns for possible audit will not provide different results (no need for audit) and, therefore, should not be performed.