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    [–] A Couple o' Oilwell-Drilling Drillbits [3072×2304] m0le 6 points ago in MachinePorn

    K/T boundary - the end of the age of the dinosaurs. An iridium rich asteroid strike left a layer in the dirt worldwide. Below that layer, you can find dino bones. Above it, none.

    [–] TIL that an artist, fed up by a poorly-signed exit near LA, secretly painted and installed an improvement which went unnoticed by the DOT for months m0le 1 points ago in todayilearned

    The total energy may be correct, but the force and acceleration experienced depends massively on the distance and time over which you stop, which is very dependent on what you hit (and yes, things like crumple zones and seatbelt tension).

    That calculator is making some very dodgy assumptions as I'm pretty sure 200g is not survivable. I don't think they went above 50g in astronaut rocket sled testing, and that caused detached retinas from my hazy memories.

    [–] TIL that an artist, fed up by a poorly-signed exit near LA, secretly painted and installed an improvement which went unnoticed by the DOT for months m0le 1 points ago in todayilearned

    Yeah, i put in my car crash and it claims 200g and a force equivalent to being hit with a mass of 20 tons (crashed at just over 60mph into a tree. I'm 100ish kg). I survived without injury beyond bruising.

    Bullshit.

    What you hit matters. If I'd hit a wall I'd have broken through it and the force on me would've been less. If I'd gone into a ditch and hit the other side, the force would've flipped me over and crushed me dead.

    I was lucky, but this calculation is wrong.

    [–] An air freshener sold on Facebook. It’s a literal scam. m0le 2 points ago in assholedesign

    Pass enough current though and many components become (briefly) light emitting :)

    [–] What would be your reasoning to use Oracle to implement a database that uses PL/SQL over PostgreSQL? m0le 3 points ago in SQL

    Oracle's DB software is genuinely good. Does that make up for the pricing and rapacious licencing? Depends on the use case.

    It's also often necessary for applications written by people who don't themselves have to deal regularly with Oracle. I hate forced dependencies but if the choice is software X needing Oracle or nothing (or something vastly poorer) you're going to bite that bullet.

    [–] Do all companies handle SQL/databases like this or am I just going crazy? m0le 10 points ago in SQL

    It's incredibly common to have multiple, poorly documented, badly structured datastores.

    Sometimes there is an effort to consolidate them - the most recent pushes have been to data lakes.

    [–] As a developer, I completely agree to this. (A little explanation in comments) m0le 1 points ago in gaming

    I don't want multiple launchers and i already have 1000+ games on Steam. Epic would have to provide something really special to get me to switch, and a free copy of a game from years ago that i already have isn't it.

    [–] ELI5, does DARK have a speed at which it travels, in the same way that LIGHT does? m0le 1 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Regions of light can also move faster than light - imagine swinging around a laser pointer. The dot is moving at one speed, the light another. If you had a much more powerful laser, you could fire it at a remote object like another planet, and by the smallest swing the dot would move thousands of miles across the planet, faster than light.

    [–] What are your feelings in Arabic numerals being taught in The US in the curriculum? m0le 0 points ago in AskReddit

    War of Independence? Dumping perfectly good tea in a harbour rather than paying perfectly reasonable taxes to the King?

    [–] What are your feelings in Arabic numerals being taught in The US in the curriculum? m0le 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Hey, you're still learning English despite the whole war against us, so why would you care about Arabic numerals?

    [–] Michigan forced to recognize right to literacy after students take legal action m0le 9 points ago in books

    And yet...

    Michigan can still expect a cut in education funding due to the coronavirus pandemic

    Jesus Christ America.

    [–] What do you thing would happen to gravity if earth's core had holes like swiss cheese? m0le 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Gravity would squidge the holes closed, and overall gravity would reduce a little depending on the mass lost.

    If there was a huge amount of mass lost, then there would be surface effects and we'd eventually end up with a smaller, unholy planet. We would almost certainly be extinct though.