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Beats Thinkin’

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“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labour of thinking.”
Sir Joshua Reynolds


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“Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.”
George Santayana

3 weeks Ago

If Wishes were Mutexes

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“Although holding a lock across process boundaries may sound questionable to you, most other platforms try to use imperfect heuristics to fix concurrency issues. Or they just hope race conditions don’t happen. In my experience, prayers are not a very effective concurrency primitive.