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This might be OT a bit here, but I still found it so fascinating after digging it up just now, that I thought people might want to see it. It’s a description of the huge complexity of designing and repairing big power lines, and it’s mind-blowing.

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    This is one of my all time favorite “put your stupid compiler problems in perspective” article.

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      One day I dream of working on REAL problems.

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        “The ground return is the Santa Monica Bay.”

        (I liked that sentence.)