Hole wrote:Point is that things like that can happen anytime, anywhere as long as electricity is in play. It can be a newly build, perfectly maintained ship/aircraft/vehicle and still some malfunction can occure. No need for a big conspiracy or "all shit made in this or that country is bad!".
I disagree. You are invoking experience based on consumer products. Mass production items have defect rates. Those defects
are not driven by the laws of physics, but my mostly human mistakes. There are the direct kind where Chinese sweatshop workers
are too tired to repeat some task to the level necessary, and the indirect kind where machinery glitches produce defects. The
Detroit car industry of the 1970s was notorious for crap levels of human labour. So defects are not a law of nature and inevitable.
The Japanese car assembly lines in North America but the domestic (Ford, GM, etc.) lines to shame.
Short circuiting electrical panels indicate:
1) Bad design where loads are underestimated. This is a competence test for the designers. If their designs short circuit after
assembly, then they are not competent and their designs are crap. Not "good enoug" but defective crap. One has to start from
2) Poor component quality. This can be considered as "sh*t happens". But sourcing low bid Chinese junk is asking for it. So this
is another test of competence.
So why is incompetence to be tolerated? When your hack-assed design and assembly kill dozens of people, that is called
criminal negligence at best.