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fail-safe

designed to return to a safe condition in the event of a failure or malfunction
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Fail safes happen to stop or prevent an existing problem from escalating, explains the teen who wants to work in the transport industry after college.
Several corrosion technical papers refer to this characteristic which may be called "Fail Safe," "CP Compatible," or "CP Friendly." When these CP-compatible coatings degrade or groundwater contacts the pipe, the surface is still protected from corrosion and SCC because the CP current can pass through the permeable coating (King et al., 2004).
For elk, black bear and such, I'd probably bypass the 150-grain load and use the 140-grain Fail Safe. Yes, I know, it isn't quite as fast as the 150-grain load.
"Psycho" kept flashing through my mind as I sat through "Fail Safe" the other night.
And that leads us to the other side of what it means to fail safe: You have to know your limitations.
However Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said the "Orange card" was being played and said his party would oppose the "fail safe" amendments with every vigour.
The Government was on course to secure the Commons passage of its emergency Northern Ireland Bill, enshrining the fail safe mechanism in law, after MPs voted by 312 to 19 to give it a second reading.
After talks in Downing Street with Tony Blair, First Minister David Trimble yesterday warned he had ''problems'' with the legal ''fail safe'', designed to keep his party in the peace process.
Control procedures, however, are not fail safe. Moreover, whether the fault for late processing of the payment lies with the taxpayer or the government, the missing link remains the same: There is an essential need for routine communication between MRQ and the company's tax professional to ascertain the proper disposition of all payments.
This "dead man's throttle" shocked Western leaders and brought back memories of the novel Fail Safe, in which Strategic Air Command bombers were unleashed on Moscow because of a computer glitch.
* When a fail-safe system fails, it fails by failing to fail safe.