Oh, the ironing!

The headline is a hat tip to The Daily Bayonet, who we miss, still in hiatus.  Excerpts from the Los Angeles Times: By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times June 19, 2012, 12:33 a.m. Faulty computer modeling caused the equipment problems that are expected to keep the San Onofre nuclear plant dark through the summer, federal…

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But it Worked in the Simulation!

Perils of computer simulation of complex systems Story submitted by Ricky Seltzer John F. McGowan, Ph.D., writing on math-blog, describes the various ways in which breakthrough science can be misunderstood and miscalculated even by top-flight computer simulation.  (One example of breakthrough science, of course, would be climate modeling). Another important aspect, is that common-mode errors,…