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Anyone who's ever been involved in project design needs to see "The Pentagon Wars" to see the management/ tech interface in action.

It's about the design and construction of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, but the principles are the same. (And it's very funny)

Philo

Philo
Saturday, November 08, 2003

Looks interesting :-)

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0144550/

Frederic Faure
Saturday, November 08, 2003

If you're a "policy wonk" (like me), this is a hilarious movie.  The scene wih the hot plates was wonderful.

In a different vein, I just saw "Snatch", and loved it.  If you liked "Go!", you'll love this...

Grumpy Old-Timer
Saturday, November 08, 2003

If you in the right mood... King Pin

Walking past his two drunken neighbors:

Woody:                      'How's Life'

Drunken Neighbors:  'Taking Forever'

Drunken Neighbor 1:  'Can you get sick drinking piss'
Drunken Neghbor 2:  'I think so'
Drunken Neighbor 1:  'Even if it's your own?'


Sunday, November 09, 2003

[It's about the design and construction of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, but the principles are the same. (And it's very funny)]

Some of the incidents I've read about this are hilarious. Like tests of the Bradley's survivability versus Warsaw Pact ATGM's. The Bradley's did fine in initial tests. Then it was discovered that the army had filled the fuel tanks and ammo bins in the test vehicles with water.

The politics of new weapons systems is one of those things that is both scary and fascinating at the same time.

anon
Monday, November 10, 2003

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