commented on State Releases Deeply Unenlightening Statement on Stalled Tunneling Machine
Twenty-five years ago, my uncle was associated with the construction of Portland's MAX tunnel to the West side. Of course, there were delays--I think the borer had hit a patch of loose, possibly sandy soil, or something. He told me that once you get further than, say, 24" in, you have no idea what you're going to find.
I assume that the testing technology has gotten tons better since then, but as 33 says, it's not always perfect or even helpful. It's not a shock that something's come up.
commented on Paul Walker
#37, it was clearly on a city street, and not on a closed track. It was posted 45 mph, yet the driver lost control and slammed into a light pole hard enough to completely destroy the vehicle and turn into a fireball.
I think they were going *way* too fast down that street.