ElReg welcomes BattleBotBob
I see you've just joined the site. You certainly have an interesting posting style. Let's look at it.
"And the designer of the strut could only design to the load cases supplied by Space X. Space X is responsible for doing a design review."
Nice implication that SX did not. Although I doubt you have any more knowledge of what they did than I do.
" I don't understand why so many fanboys believe all the PR and give Space X a pass on their responsibilities?"
Another nice implication that SX don't accept them. NASA got a completely new LV out of them for about $200m. $15Bn later the SLS has still managed to put nothing in orbit.
" Space flight is tough and when you cut corners and reviews this is what happens."
Much the same line from ULA or an SLS contractor. And again note the implication that SX don't do such reviews.
" Maybe this was a new lesson learned or maybe the bright new engineers missed some basics from past lessons learned."
Or maybe the low bidder on the parts contract really did have s**t QC?
When an inventory part tests out 5x lower than it's design load that's a mfg fault, not a design fault.
I'm not an SX fanboi, but I do respect their engineering skills.
And I don't like PR goons astroturfing.