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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-09-06 10:51 AM
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259. There's no point in calculating it. The model is too crude
Edited on Sun Jul-09-06 11:00 AM by petgoat
to be meaningful.

If we refined a model so that we had two slightly different versions, one of which repeatedly
failed and one of which repeatedly endured, then we might have something worth calculating.

It would also be interesting to study the effect of asymmetrical damage and asymmetrical
fires. I wish NIST had spent a few million dollars burning up giant rabbit cages instead
of producing a "trust us, we used a big computer and we have lots of pretty graphics!" snow-job.

But they couldn't do that because they've found that their empirical experiments have a
uncanny habit of producing the wrong results.

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