[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Fri Jun 27 08:52:43 EDT 2008


Lombard, David N wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 09:14:50PM +0100, andrew holway wrote:
>> I know where this is going and right away I'm going to trump you with
>> this picture of a trailor park mansion:-
>> http://bp1.blogger.com/_CCeVPrmu0G8/R8g0BnShRiI/AAAAAAAAAeU/M_ZJvm985yA/s1600-h/redneckmansion2.BMP
> 
> OK, so the container in the lower right corner (and the others presumably
> behind the other on-ground units) is at least loaded along expected load
> paths.
> 
> The on-end containers though, that support the units above the 2nd, um,
> level--I started to write "is really scary", but who am I kidding!?
> The WHOLE THING is *beyond* scary.  There simply isn't any expectation of
> containers being loaded along that axis.  BTW, that middle on-end
> container, supporting the highest unit, also looks to be standing on a
> platform behnd the white/yellow trailer.  One fun way that this sorry
> example could be worse is if two containers were stacked on end...
> 
> FWIW, the on-end containers present an 8'x8.5' (2.4m x 2.6m) footprint.
> Containers are 20 ft (6.1 m) or 40 ft (12.2 m) long when used in
> containerized shipboard transport*; they can be longer for non-shipboard
> uses, e.g., truck and rail.
> 
> APL does support longer containers.
> 

Our off-topic conversation has somehow gone... off-topic!

Prentice
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