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I went to lunch with a former boss last week and we were talking about the ins and outs of learning from your mistakes and certifying a design. He works on electronics boxes and does a decent amount of thermal, torque and vibration analysis on every single box before it goes into the field. When one of his boxes was on a piece of equipment that catastrophically failed recently, they took it off and ran it on a shake table. Then they tested it again and it still worked. He told me he was criticized for having typically overdesigned boxes. What does honey have to do with this? Well honey is one of the few foods (maybe only food) that if it’s sealed,¬†unfiltered and without additives it can last a very long time.¬† It never really goes bad, though it can ferment if not properly sealed. Engineers are always looking…

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