I saw a "what if" analysis a couple of decades ago that posited a counterintuitive idea. Once the water began flooding in, the guys downstairs logically closed the watertight doors between the sections. The argument suggested had they opened the doors instead, the ship might well have leveled rather than tipped, & thus been able to stay afloat longer. Of course, this would've required their suspending their natural reflex: "water coming in = shut doors."
Fascinating engineering conjectures abound, I s'pose. But then, I can't even spell "engineering" so what do I know?
"Let's see when we get a full body of work at the end of the season. If you get satisfied and you fall in love with yourself, you get complacent and lose your desire."
I'll always look back as I walk away
This memory will last for eternity
And all of our tears will be lost in the rain
Til I find my way back to your arms again
Only a few people in the world have the ability to remember everything. I'm one of them. Pick any day of my life, and I can tell you what I saw or heard.
I doubt that the condition of the rivets today contributed much to the assessment of their quality.
Audemus jura nostra defendere
"When a loaf of bread looks like a banquet, I've no right buying tobacco. " - Grandpa Joe