What is the technical filibuster?

As an engineer, the idea of a ‘technical filibuster’ is all too familiar.

When safety and ethics of a design are concerned, there is always a more in depth model that can be built, a more rigorous proof. At some stage one has to be justified in a decision and the scrutiny should come from those more experienced, not less.

How to reach “cloture”?

The answer here is simple - if the majority of whatever management group agrees on the facts, it is put to rest. There is no other way to resolve these sorts of situations otherwise.