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#79523 09/02/02 08:26 PM
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It's coming up to the anniversary of 9/11 (make that 8/11 for Faldage) and British TV is looking at the attacks themselves and some of the peripheral issues. Generally non-sensationalist, thoughtful and respectful.

Tonight there was a documentary on just why the towers collapsed. It appears that the structural engineer did allow for the impact of an aircraft, but not for the heat that would be generated by the nearly full fuel load on a passenger jet.

It would seem that there were several design faults in the buildings, all of which contributed to the loss of life subsequent to the impact.

Still, 20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing. A very sad event.

The film of the impacts still shocks and saddens me, even after all this time.



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9/11 (make that 8/11 for Faldage)

Back when such things counted for something September was the seventh month. I was just splitting the difference. Harrumph®!


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Have you been thinking up that rationale all day long, Faldage?

Twin Towers: I do not look forward to seeing any footage of the crashes again on television. I hope they won't be shown again. They are still all-too-clear in my head and probably in everybody else's.

I hope the day will have something of reverence for life, rather than re-living death, in it.


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thinking up that rationale all day long

And waiting all day with baited breath for someone to give me a chance to use it.


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>> 9/11 (make that 8/11 for Faldage)

Back when such things counted for something September was the seventh month. I was just splitting the difference.



"20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing"


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Back when such things counted for something September was the seventh month. I was just splitting the difference. ~ faldage
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Nice move faldage,
sorta En Passant.
Splitting hairs = Splitting differences.
Nice move faldage,
but remind me to never ask you for change for a hundred.





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I think it's really time for us to give some cachet to the word tetrapyloctomy, since we have so many opportunities to apply it here.


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I think it's really time for us to give some cachet to the word tetrapyloctomy, since we have so many opportunities to apply it here.

Taking a bit of a stab at the meaning of this word, but if my guess, molded by context, is anywhere near the mark, I would humbly opine that tetrapyloctomy sells this place waaaay short. Starting from dodecapyloctomy and moving upward from there would stand a chance of being more nearly accurate, it seems


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And waiting all day with baited breath for someone to give me a chance to use it.

Then he took the worms right out of your mouth.
you set me up for this one, huh


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Re: Tonight there was a documentary on just why the towers collapsed. It appears that the structural engineer did allow for the impact of an aircraft, but not for the heat that would be generated by the nearly full fuel load on a passenger jet

That sounds like the Nova (a US PBS show) broadcast that was presented earlier this year, along with a written report on what happened.

the same Nova show is being rebroadcast this coming week (in NY on WNET/13 on Tuesday Sept. 10) you can check the pbs web page (PBS.Org) for local listing and broadcast times.

it did an excellent analysis of why the tower fell. the same inovative engineering that provide wide open floor plans contributed to the floors failures.


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