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Old 17-10-2019, 07:51   #91
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Re: PredictWind? Weatherfax? What weather system do you recommend for crossing oceans

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Can't comment on the nuances of local weather forecasting skills, but your analogy to "handbook engineers" parlays nicely in my mind with your admonition to be "beware of cut & paste sailors."
At least I'm consistent. *grin*

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"ZOOM OUT, ZOOM OUT"
OCD and good engineers are correlated. Causation is less clear.

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And now for a little levity . . .
The Romans had wonderful engineers. I blame the abolition of slavery and the institution of professional politicians.

I remember a building code that required all new construction of roads have manhole covers in the center of the road or the center of a lane or on the sidewalk in order for more pleasant rides.That was good and thoughtful engineering.

Here in Annapolis a mayor focused on infrastructure (pothole repair, transit) was voted out for a bread and circuses mayor focused on splash parks, closing streets for block parties, and parades. In the meantime the roads deteriorate, traffic accidents snarl any ability to move around, flooding continues unabated, and taxes go up.

Bah!
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