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It looks great - and that's IMO the only reason to build it.

It doesn't work out for heating energy-wise and is not quite ideal for your health: http://www.green-trust.org/wordpress/2014/01/12/the-flower-pot-candle-heater-hoax-or-not/

Also, you could have saved on turning nuts onto the rod by building it from the inside out - i.e. start by screwing on the nuts from the end where the bottoms of the pots will be. And you can save one nut by using the two nuts around the chain ends plus two lock washers to create a lock point at the top end of the rod.
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Realistically Animatronic Horse.
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Animatronics refers to the use of robotic devices to emulate a human or an animal, or bring lifelike characteristics to an otherwise inanimate object. Animatronic creations include animals (including dinosaurs), plants and even mythical creatures. A robot designed to be a convincing imitation of a human is more specifically labeled as an android. Modern animatronics have found widespread applications in movie special effects and theme parks and have, since their inception, been primarily used as a spectacle of amusement
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Maybe if you'd use some hard and heavy wood - like for instance a two inch thick piece of hazelnut for the shaft, with oaken spikes with fire-hardened tips attached to it, you'd have a chance of getting a hog trapped with this thing. Birch is both light and soft - not good for either the shaft or the spikes.

I'd also not sharpen the two spikes like a pencil - the center of a piece of wood is often softer than the outside. Instead, I'd sharpen them sideways - the outer layer is most often hardest (not the bark, mind you). Once fire-hardened, there's a good chance they'd stay sharp enough so that if swung with enough force they'd be able to penetrate the extremely thick and though hive of a hog.

The spikes would also need to sit very tight on the shaft. You can achieve this by shaping the wood, so that it's not round on round, and using hemp rope which you moist after having tightened the knots on it. Hemp will soak up water and expand sideways in the process, making the strands shorter - just enough to further compress the wood.
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the 6 stages of debugging even you have experienced #programmer #debugging #memes #jokes
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I'm no guitar player, so my opinion carries too little weight, but I think he's pretty good, especially for 12 years of age.
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Recently I’ve talked a lot about how important it is to set your hiring bar high and invest time and resources to find the best people. 

One of my favorite examples of this is +Jeff Dean, an early Googler and one of the key minds behind the algorithms that power Google Search. Jeff is so well regarded at Google that people have created an internal site with “Jeff Dean Facts,” a spin on the “Chuck Norris Facts” meme. It highlights two things I love about Google: the quality of people we’ve been able to attract by focusing on hiring, and the culture of celebration that’s been fostered by giving people freedom and voice.

Here’s one of my favorite Jeff Dean Facts for a little Friday fun. #workrules #culture #hiring

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Systemd is an abomination. No software engineer in his right mind would combine so many different responsibilities into a single package.

The argument that the linux kernel is also monolithic is wrong. You can compile a minimalist kernel, where all different drivers and functionality is in dynamically loadable modules. You can't conditionally compile systemd without dependencies you don't want (to my knowledge). That's what makes Linux on a floppy possible, after all - Linux without systemd, that is.

Had Poettering designed systemd to be really modular, with clearly defined, stable interfaces, with each component easily reimplementable in a compatible way by other developers, it could have indeed been an improvement. The way it is implemented, it does more than make up for what improves with what it deteriorates.

There's a wise saying in the Unix tradition: specify protocol, not implementation. That's exactly where (for me) systemd's fundamental flaw lies: all it is is implementation. Upstart, at least, could run alongside sysvinit scripts. I'm not aware of a similar migration path provided by systemd.

The source code of systemd has exceeded half a million lines of code. Good luck deploying something with systemd on storage/memory-constrained systems.

Systemd unit files have the expressive power of rock, compared to shell script. OK, maybe running many shells isn't great for speed, but systemd's job start/stop system, which reads and interprets unit files, could have at least embedded a decent interpreter - a better interpreter than bash would have been progress indeed.

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