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Despite it being imaginary, I already have SUCH a strong opinion on the cord-switch firing incident.
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wreichard
61 days ago
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This goes along with one of what I think of life's best hidden lessons: if you assume that things around you are the way they are for some reason, you learn amazing things.
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brico
61 days ago
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A curiously bureaucratic and teleological vision from Randall; I look at these and see evolution, not design. The gooseneck lamp goes back well over a century. And the glass tumbler and the wooden table with aprons are even older forms.
Brooklyn, NY
Brstrk
62 days ago
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No mention on any documentation processes. Some heroes just go unsung.
duerig
62 days ago
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He missed designing for manufacturability. "This shape was chosen because it is easy to stamp out of sheet metal." or "These two parts snap together in order to eliminate two screws."
duerig
62 days ago
Also, I found out how they make plastic soda bottles recently. First, a test-tube shaped piece of plastic is cast. Then before it has cooled, they stick it at the opening of a mold and blow air through it until the sides conform to the shape of the mold. For large bottles (2-liter), they have a rod that automatically pushes the bottom of the tube down deeper into the mold as air is blown in. It is like automated glassblowing with plastic, done countless times over and over for a disposable bottle.
infini
62 days ago
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supernormal design as jasper morrison and naoko fukusawa would call it
Asia, EU, Africa
dukeofwulf
62 days ago
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Related: "I, Pencil." http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html
Covarr
62 days ago
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An artist spent several minutes deciding what objects to put on this table.
Moses Lake, WA
ossiander
62 days ago
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I could see this.
magicseth
62 days ago
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On point
mburch42
62 days ago
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My life.
reconbot
62 days ago
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Truth behind objects
New York City

New zine: Linux debugging tools you'll love

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HELLO FRIENDS. I am announcing this everywhere because I'm very excited about it. I released a new zine today! Read it here! Read all my zine things at jvns.ca/zines!

This zine is about some of my favorite Linux debugging tools, especially tools that I don't think are as well-known as they should be. It covers strace, opensnoop/eBPF, and dstat! netcat, netstat, tcpdump, wireshark, and ngrep! And there's a whole section on perf because perf is the best.

If you don't know what any of those tools I just mentioned are -- PERFECT. You are who this zine is for!!! Read it and find out why I love them! Also, a lot of these tools happen to work on OS X :)

I've been really delighted to see that a ton of people have enjoyed & learned something new from this zine, whether they just started using Linux (!!!) or have been debugging on Linux for 10 years.

As usual, there are 3 versions. If you print it, you can print as many as you want! Give them to your friends! Teach them about tcpdump!

The cover art is by Monica, who is the best.

Thanks to my amazing partner Kamal Marhubi for endless reviews, and many many other people. It turns out that a zine project takes a long time! I do not even know how people write books.

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Know Your Eels

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Know Your Eels

The wonders of biology.

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Marcin Borkowski: Emacs Lisp closures demystified

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It is often claimed that one of the advantages of closures (as in “lexical scoping”) is information hiding (a.k.a. encapsulation). This is true, but as this post shows, you can’t really hide anything in Emacs Lisp;-).
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stsquad
201 days ago
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It's in the details ;-)
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A story about Full-Stack Javascript

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Strip-Le-fullstack-JS-(2)-(650-final)(english)

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Laws of Physics

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The laws of physics are fun to try to understand, but as an organism with incredibly delicate eyes who evolved in a world full of sharp objects, I have an awful lot of trust in biology's calibration of my flinch reflex.
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denismm
228 days ago
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Black Hat is not to be trusted.
Covarr
228 days ago
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At that distance, he'll get hit regardless.
Moses Lake, WA
alexanglin
228 days ago
It would help if there were more than two dimensions.
Lythimus
228 days ago
When is xk3d launching?
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