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    Here's a fun fact: in Italian, the word for dress...

    Here's a fun fact: in Italian, the word for dress (vestito) is a masculine noun!
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    There are a few ways to mix Windows and Linux: ...

    There are a few ways to mix Windows and Linux:

    - Dual boot
    - Virtual machine(s)
    - WSL
    - Cygwin
    - Wine

    All of these are useful depending on requirements.
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    Discounting capital gains taxes increases the...

    Discounting capital gains taxes increases the incentive for investors to sell properties...and then buy even more properties because there's more profit to be made.



    You make a good point, and...
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    No. 1. It would look objectively hideous. 2....

    No.

    1. It would look objectively hideous.
    2. It would clash with my "working class nerd" aesthetic. :P
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    From what I understand, the housing market is...

    From what I understand, the housing market is different in the US than it is down here in Australia, but I believe the housing market suffers from similar problems in both countries. The main...
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    I'm guessing it converts a UTF-8 character into a...

    I'm guessing it converts a UTF-8 character into a UTF-16LE character.
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    I'm not sure what you are getting at, here. How...

    I'm not sure what you are getting at, here. How is that true for, say, the two decimal numbers 1.1 and 11?
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    Decimal number parser in Python, no built-in...

    Decimal number parser in Python, no built-in functions. Returns an integer and a scale instead of a primitive float to avoid floating point precision problems.




    from decimal import Decimal...
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    The Wikipedia page for the double slit experiment...

    Yes, I believe this is the case. The photon approaches the two slits. It's wavelike properties interact with the two slits in such a way that the path it takes after the slits depends on a...
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    The "poor people are lazy" argument is a...

    The "poor people are lazy" argument is a show-stopper.

    When a person believes that poverty is due to the moral failings of the poor, they are never going to agree with any solution to either...
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    Science will never arrive at a complete answer....

    Science will never arrive at a complete answer. Every time scientists answer a question, it just provokes another one. Scientists will be delving forever.



    Quantum mechanics says we can't...
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    In quantum mechanics, electromagnetic...

    In quantum mechanics, electromagnetic interactions, including the attraction of electrons to photons, is modelled by the ongoing exchange of virtual photons. These are different than real photons in...
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    Do you read it like any book or do you just catch...

    Do you read it like any book or do you just catch glimpses of it while you're thinking about something else?
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    I pulled the number of my ass, but I think I'm in...

    Yes, but the two operating systems combined will take up about 50GB before you even start installing apps.[/QUOTE]

    Nah, not 50, especially not if you use a lightweight desktop environment for...
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    Yes, but the two operating systems combined will...

    Yes, but the two operating systems combined will take up about 50GB before you even start installing apps.
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    I used to dual boot. Trickiest part was doing the...

    I used to dual boot. Trickiest part was doing the install:
    1. Set up your disk partitions
    2. Install Windows
    3. Install Linux after WIndows
    This ensures that grub replaces the Windows bootloader...
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    While Germ Theory developed over a long period of...

    While Germ Theory developed over a long period of time, I think Louis Pasteur is worth a mention for proving that germ theory was not only correct, but that it was possible to not kill the germs in a...
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    It's mostly about sex organs and religion. ...

    It's mostly about sex organs and religion.

    Christianity, like some other religions, is heavily focused on morality, which is to say it is obsessed with controlling people's lives. Christianity...
  19. Trausti raises a good point: feminism ought to be...

    Trausti raises a good point: feminism ought to be intersectional and advocate for the working class. So third wave! Much progressive! Wow!
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    Reason

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    Here's what the draft actually says about accelerating algebra to get students to calculus in senior year:



    This makes sense when I relate it to my personal experience in...
  21. "These progressives are only pretending to be...

    "These progressives are only pretending to be progressives because they haven't condemned this specific instance of injustice! They don't really care about the mistreatment of women in the Arab...
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    I've also found that one of the most difficult...

    I've also found that one of the most difficult hurdles is convincing management that this kind of work is worth doing. Managers and business owners are often great at their core business, but they...
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    I've found that end users, at least in business...

    I've found that end users, at least in business settings, appreciate being consulted and will help you if you're helping them. But that goodwill only lasts as long as you actually act on their...
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    setTimeout :D

    setTimeout :D
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    C++ seems like a really difficult language. I've...

    C++ seems like a really difficult language. I've written a little bit of C and C++ and even that was hard work.

    Is C++ just popular because it's the standard, go-to low-level programming language,...
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