“It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.”
Norman R. Augustine
“It was not uncommon for fishermen to catch 300-pound halibut at the turn of the century. Now it is commercially extinct.”
“It's definitely not uncommon to have dry Marches. The air is drier and more stable. The air masses are not conducive to developing clouds and, eventually, rain.”
“This is definitely not an uncommon request at this time of year. The most common ones are the inflatable-style ones.”
“It's not uncommon to see somebody with a $1,000 to $1,500 fine.”
“It's not uncommon at the end of the day to have hundreds of family members knocking on the tents trying to figure out where their runners are. It's one of the biggest problems for us.”
“Everybody that's crabbed ... has got a story to tell about a hold-your-breath situation. It's not uncommon to lose boats. Fortunately it's a little bit more uncommon to lose lives.”
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