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Turning a bipolar transistor on and off takes time.

No Brain: Use speed-up capacitors to create a powerful surge of current at switching to force it turning faster.

Small brain: Design a new class of Schottky-clamped transistors, which uses an integrated Baker Clamp to make the transistor stay exactly at the edge of being fully on.

Big Brain: Design a new class of high-speed switching transistors by developing a new semiconductor process which dopes a tiny amount of gold into the base area of the transistor, so it stores less electric charge and turns off faster.

Galaxy Brain: ECL. What? Turning a transistor on and off takes time? Don't turn it off then, just keep all the transistors on all the time!

"Wait! Just how much of the tremendous amount of power are you going to burn?"
ECL designers: "Yes."

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my claim to fame is that I did the first implementation of content warnings on mastodon and to follow up on this I'm introducing a new post type that kills you when you look at it

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Yeah sex is great and all that but have you ever logged into a Zoom meeting expecting it to take an hour and got done after eight minutes?

Copyright is a propaganda created by capitalism

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i think the intention was always "make minecraft FOSS when it stops making tons of money to sell it" but well uh. yeah.
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hot take: having closed source software support to a limited degree on linux is the only way you'll ever get normies to use linux.

literally the number 1 reason i see people not switching to linux who otherwise would want to is because they are stuck using a particular proprietary application which doesn't virtualize well and doesn't have a native linux version
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Cool to see the Linus Tech Tips guys trying GNU/Linux... great for to have that exposure... although I find myself being reminded of some Yank (from the US) tourists I've seen here in NZ (pre-Covid, of course)... asking where the nearest Starbucks was, so they could get a frappe hit, or 7/11 for a slushie, or being appalled by the lack of tipping in restaurants, or the fact that NZers generally don't give a hoot about (American) Football. 1/2

Schools always violate our right at the first place

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Is your school forcing you to use Zoom, Skype, or other proprietary videoconferencing software to learn or teach? That's a violation of your educational rights. Support #FreeSoftware fsf.org

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What are some good MMOs that run on Linux (either natively or through Proton)?

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