History BoringButPractical / RealLife

22nd Aug '17 11:39:07 AM DavidDelony
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* A codex i.e. leafs of paper bound together. These thoroughly tromped scrolls which damaged the paper with curvature, were hard to navigate since they needed to be rolled, and couldn't have sections replaced or repaired. Although it may or may not be about to be replaced by e-readers, for the last few thousand years there has been no more economical and efficient means of containing information.

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* A codex i.e. leafs of paper bound together. That is, a book. These thoroughly tromped scrolls which damaged the paper with curvature, were hard to navigate since they needed to be rolled, and couldn't have sections replaced or repaired. Although it may or may not be about to be replaced by e-readers, for the last few thousand years there has been no more economical and efficient means of containing information.
9th Aug '17 3:43:44 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** ...speaking of which, Canada's contribution to WWII in general. While they fought with distinction in many places, and were responsible for one of the five beaches on D-Day (two Brit, two US, one Canuck), their most important contributions to the war were industrial (trucks), training (aircrews), and raw materials and foodstuffs.

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** ...speaking of which, Canada's contribution to WWII in general. While they fought with distinction in many places, and were responsible for one of the five beaches on D-Day (two Brit, two US, one Canuck), their most important contributions to the war were industrial (trucks), (trucks and arms production), training (aircrews), and raw materials and foodstuffs.
9th Aug '17 2:44:08 AM 4444jdm
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* [[DrivingStick Manual transmission]], which also overlaps with DifficultButAwesome. It lets you to choose the most efficient gear and reduce speed without braking simply by switching a smaller gear. It is easier to repair than automatic and less prone to malfunctions. Having a manual transmission can improve your fuel economy by more than 2 liters per 100 km compared to automatic. This efficiency becomes apparent especially when driving on winding small roads with lots of curves, such as mountains, as switching manually between gears without braking is far more fuel efficient than braking.

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* [[DrivingStick Manual transmission]], which also overlaps with DifficultButAwesome. It lets you to choose the most efficient gear and reduce speed without braking simply by switching a smaller gear. It is easier to repair than automatic and less prone to malfunctions. Having a manual transmission can improve your fuel economy by more than 2 liters per 100 km compared to automatic. This efficiency becomes apparent especially when driving on winding small roads with lots of curves, such as mountains, as switching manually between gears without braking is far more fuel efficient than braking.
braking. In mastered hands, a manual transmission gives better control of acceleration and deceleration, as well as allows you to use engine braking, which can be incredibly useful on those situations,
9th Aug '17 2:36:53 AM 4444jdm
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* Manual transmission. It lets you to choose the most efficient gear and reduce speed without braking simply by switching a smaller gear. It is easier to repair than automatic and less prone to malfunctions. Having a manual transmission can improve your fuel economy by more than 2 liters per 100 km compared to automatic. This efficiency becomes apparent especially when driving on winding small roads with lots of curves, such as mountains, as switching manually between gears without braking is far more fuel efficient than braking.

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* [[DrivingStick Manual transmission.transmission]], which also overlaps with DifficultButAwesome. It lets you to choose the most efficient gear and reduce speed without braking simply by switching a smaller gear. It is easier to repair than automatic and less prone to malfunctions. Having a manual transmission can improve your fuel economy by more than 2 liters per 100 km compared to automatic. This efficiency becomes apparent especially when driving on winding small roads with lots of curves, such as mountains, as switching manually between gears without braking is far more fuel efficient than braking.
5th Aug '17 2:33:29 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Masking tape isn't as [[MemeticBadass memetically badass]] as duct tape, but it has myriad applications, from holding smaller things together to labeling. It's easy to tear off pieces with just your hands too; you don't need scissors.

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* Masking tape isn't as [[MemeticBadass memetically badass]] as duct tape, but it has myriad applications, from holding smaller things together to mounting posters to labeling. It's easy to tear off pieces with just your hands too; you don't need scissors.
5th Aug '17 2:31:14 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Masking tape isn't as [[MemeticBadass memetically badass]] as duct tape, but it has myriad applications, from holding smaller things together to being used for labels. It's easy to tear off pieces with just your hands too; you don't need scissors.

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* Masking tape isn't as [[MemeticBadass memetically badass]] as duct tape, but it has myriad applications, from holding smaller things together to being used for labels.labeling. It's easy to tear off pieces with just your hands too; you don't need scissors.
5th Aug '17 2:30:53 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Masking tape isn't as [[MemeticBadass memetically badass]] as duct tape, but it has myriad applications, from holding smaller things together to being used for labels. It's easy to tear off pieces with just your hands too; you don't need scissors.
26th Jul '17 11:53:47 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* On that note, passenger jets may not look as [[CoolPlane badass]] as fighter jets, and they can only travel at subsonic speeds, ''but'' they are extremely instrumental to mass immigration, trade, post/mail, and overall keeping global civlization and economy moving the way it does today. At the turn of the 20th century, the only way to get from one end of the Pacific or the Atlantic to the other was by boat, and the journey would take weeks. Today, a jet can get you across in less than a day.

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* On that note, passenger jets may not look as [[CoolPlane badass]] as fighter jets, and they can only travel at subsonic speeds, ''but'' they are extremely instrumental to mass immigration, trade, tourism, post/mail, and overall keeping global civlization and economy moving the way it does today. At the turn of the 20th century, the only way to get from one end of the Pacific or the Atlantic to the other was by boat, and the journey would take weeks. Today, a jet can get you across in less than a day.
26th Jul '17 11:52:04 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* On that note, passenger jets may not look as [[CoolPlane badass]] as fighter jets, and they can only travel at subsonic speeds, ''but'' they are extremely instrumental to mass immigration, trade, post/mail, and overall keeping global civlization and economy moving the way it does today. At the turn of the 20th century, the only way to get from one end of the Pacific or the Atlantic was by sea, and the journey would take weeks. Today, a jet can get you across in less than a day.

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* On that note, passenger jets may not look as [[CoolPlane badass]] as fighter jets, and they can only travel at subsonic speeds, ''but'' they are extremely instrumental to mass immigration, trade, post/mail, and overall keeping global civlization and economy moving the way it does today. At the turn of the 20th century, the only way to get from one end of the Pacific or the Atlantic to the other was by sea, boat, and the journey would take weeks. Today, a jet can get you across in less than a day.
26th Jul '17 11:51:30 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* On that note, passenger jets may not look as [[CoolPlane badass]] as fighter jets, and they can only travel at subsonic speeds, ''but'' they are extremely instrumental to mass immigration, trade, post/mail, and overall keeping global civlization and economy moving the way it does today.

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* On that note, passenger jets may not look as [[CoolPlane badass]] as fighter jets, and they can only travel at subsonic speeds, ''but'' they are extremely instrumental to mass immigration, trade, post/mail, and overall keeping global civlization and economy moving the way it does today. At the turn of the 20th century, the only way to get from one end of the Pacific or the Atlantic was by sea, and the journey would take weeks. Today, a jet can get you across in less than a day.
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