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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
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Posted - 01/09/2013 :  21:01:53  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found an entertaining and informative show by National Geographic called World's Toughest Fixes. It has some science but mostly engineering and one-the-ground difficulties of installing or replacing large pieces of equipment in a time frame.

A favorite episode involved the VLT (Very Large Telescope) in Peru where the giant mirror must be removed, cleaned and re-coated every 18 months, and how it can all get put on hold for hours because a mundane drain won't work.

Another episode involved a 300' tall wind turbine and the irony of needing it to not be windy during installation.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/national-geographic-channel/full-episodes/worlds-toughest-fixes



Edited by - ThorGoLucky on 01/09/2013 21:02:40

TOR Hershman
Not Funny

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Posted - 01/11/2013 :  15:16:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit TOR Hershman's Homepage Send TOR Hershman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
NG rules

http://torhershman.blogspot.com/
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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
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Posted - 01/12/2013 :  22:18:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
TOR, you're more random than Pinkie Pie.
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