Another Day in the Life of a Tunneller

Today I returned to the finite element mines, for many tunnellers a grim and confusing fate that leaves them bewitched and angry.  Personally though I quite like it down there, as no-one really trusts computer modelling (and rightly so given you can prove almost anything with modelling) it operates on a ‘I know the answer lets produce that’ basis. This leads to the perfect combination of low pressure (unless you make the mistake of producing an unexpected answer) that management have no idea about how long it takes or what is involved.There is an xkcd comic that describes this situation perfectly.

So much of today was spent ideally reading books, browsing the net and answering any question with ‘Model cycling’ when question what I’m doing. All in all not a bad day, I’ve certainly had worse.


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