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2678. Wing Lift 

title text: Once the air from the top passes below the plane of the wing and catches sight of the spooky skulls, it panics, which is the cause of turbulent vortices.

(xkcd.com/2678)
(explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php)

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1990s: here's a full video game compressed onto a 1.44MB floppy. System requirements: 386SX-20, 2MB RAM, 5MB hard drive space, 640x480 VGA.

2022: We want to display an animated GIF in a web browser. System requirements: 3.0GHz quad-core machine, 8GB RAM, 3D video card with 1GB VRAM.

It's really frustrating and stupid that we've allowed "just throw hardware at it" to prevail over actual software engineering.

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Singling out @tiktok_us just because it's linked to China is entirely the wrong move.

Don't ban a company.
Don't ban a country.
Ban the *practice.*

Make the systematic and exploitative collection of people's private details unlawful. Under *any* flag.

t.co/YdpDbMsHgC

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the tech worker urge to just say fuck it all and go completely off the grid and doing gardening or baking or some shit

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Reading about hi-fi speaker wiring and I’ve somehow stumbled into a dark place

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We do things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.

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What do we want?
Now!

When do we want it?
A reliable way to avoid race conditions!

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Be proud of yourself if you can tell the difference between a social media influencer and a politician.

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Tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern time I'm gonna be playing the shareware version of Wolfenstein 3D 1.0 for its 30th anniversary on a real PC.
Drop by and vote on controls, sound hardware, and CPU speed options!
youtu.be/Nh1GmnJXIDA

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