Saturday, March 14, 2015

I'm gonna buy some goats for the plant

From NPR's "Goats and Soda" blog, a story of Nepalese accident investigation:
In Kathmandu, interested observers are waiting to see whether TIA will again take an approach that it used in 2007 to fix a technical problem with a Nepal Airlines Boeing 757. At that time, airline officials sacrificed two goats in front of the aircraft to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, and then declared the aircraft was ready to resume flying.
That'd cut a lot of my deviation investigations shorter.  

7 comments:

  1. Of course, here in the States you would have to contend with protesters from PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals).

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  2. how big is the process scale of your chemistry going to be?

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  3. I would suggest getting GLP goats, so that the GMP paperwork is simplified. You also need to validate the sacrificial process. The two goats really do increase the chance of success but these days one needs to take the QbD approach. Myself, I would be kinda squeamish with the whole idea, so some installing some PAT may make it a more hands-off process. The verification piece would be more complicated, though.

    Convincing your QA people that this step can be legitimately validated may be difficult. If you present them with the product of the process personally they will likely just run away screaming and you will have the choice to take it as a "yes" vote.

    HTH

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    1. Thank you for making my morning.

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  4. Note to self: Don't fly to Nepal.

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    1. I'm wouldn't worry about flying to Nepal. Worry about flying out of Nepal.

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  5. I would worry about flying to Nepal especially if I were a goat.

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