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  •  Oh, and the glovebox had a crack in it... (4+ / 0-)

    on the inner glass. Outside that were plexiglass and then an outer layer of glass, so they just kept on using it. The crack got there in kind of a funny way. They had planned on being able to manipulate fairly heavy objects from the drums by using Schilling arms capable of handling, I don't know, hundreds of pounds or something. And they carefully put in enough clearance that there was "no way" they could strike and break the glass. Then some numbnuts operator picked up something not all that large and rammed the glass with it. I guess they forgot that the arms would actually be used to manipulate stuff of finite dimensions.

    So the arms just sat in there as a sort of monument to the notion of being more careful. Worth their cost if they worked in that capacity, lol!

    Moderation in most things. Except Reactors. IFR forever!

    by billmosby on Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 12:41:56 PM PDT

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