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Does it annoy you when people use emoticons/emojis as ending puncutation marks like this :(
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Ant
2018-08-08 16:17:54 UTC
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I am seeing a lot of people doing this these days. Argh. :(
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Madrigal Gurneyhalt
2018-08-08 16:24:30 UTC
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I am seeing a lot of people doing this these days. Argh. :(
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Is there an emoji for "Who gives a ... !?"?

You do realise of course that ! and ? are emojis? They just
didn't call them that then.
Kerr-Mudd,John
2018-08-09 18:37:41 UTC
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I am seeing a lot of people doing this these days. Argh. :(
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How about people with bad sigs?
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Bah, and indeed, Humbug.
Quinn C
2018-08-09 20:54:29 UTC
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How about people with bad sigs?
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Bah, and indeed, Humbug.
How about people with sigs? PERIOD
Sigs are a waste of bytes.
And bytes are becoming a dwindling resource these days, like sand?

Your argument kind of made sense in the last century.
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Lanarcam
2018-08-09 21:13:24 UTC
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Post by Kerr-Mudd,John
How about people with bad sigs?
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Bah, and indeed, Humbug.
How about people with sigs? PERIOD
Sigs are a waste of bytes.
And bytes are becoming a dwindling resource these days, like sand?
How many kwh per bytes?
Post by Quinn C
Your argument kind of made sense in the last century.
Stefan Ram
2018-08-09 21:18:35 UTC
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How many kwh per bytes?
The entropy of a single bit is k·ln(2), with Boltzmann's
constant k being approximately 1.3806505 · 10^(-23) J/K.
Lanarcam
2018-08-09 21:22:28 UTC
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How many kwh per bytes?
The entropy of a single bit is k·ln(2), with Boltzmann's
constant k being approximately 1.3806505 · 10^(-23) J/K.
What about *energy* for servers?
Stefan Ram
2018-08-09 21:32:14 UTC
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How many kwh per bytes?
The entropy of a single bit is k·ln(2), with Boltzmann's
constant k being approximately 1.3806505 · 10^(-23) J/K.
What about *energy* for servers?
The entropy of a single bit gives a lower value for the
heat that is produced when the information of one bit
is dissipated, but real servers consume much more energy
than this theoretical minimum.

You can read something about ideas to reduce server
energy consumption on pages like

environment.google/projects/machine-learning/

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