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That doesn't look so bad? From what I can see, it's probably just feature branches all coming from a single point (e.g. previous release) being merged one after the other. Any active project with a team upwards of a dozen people will look the same and possibly way worse.

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Yup, I would not call it bad at all. It's actually very good, dare I say beautiful, perhaps?

The first parent history (the spines going down the left side) contains primarily topic branch merges. If you look at the topic branches, they're all completely linear history.

The linear history in each topic branch is carefully constructed by Junio Hamano, Git's maintainer, as commits typically get into git.git via patches, not through direct commits + merges.

This is not the same as the normal ugliness that people are used to seeing when working with larger teams that abuse "git pull" and create ugly merges in their history.

The resulting history from this approach is more carefully curated and elegant. There are lots of topics and contributors so the resulting history naturally contains lots of merges. The viewport is only so large. If we pan and zoom over to a different area, we'd probably see some pretty trees.

If you're curious, you can read more about how the branches are managed here:

https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/Documentation/howto/m...

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(n+1).(n-1) = n^2 - n + n - 1 = n^2 - 1

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Do you have any source for this trial? I can't seem to find any trace of it when googling. Also Henry Ford died in 1947 and had cerebral issues before that, so if the trial did happen in the 50s it was either brought by his successors or Ford Motor Company.

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My mistake, I contributed factually inaccurate information. Thanks for the help!

"1946: Ford sues the allies for damages done to his factories in Dresden during the infamous bombing, and wins compensation."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Ford_Motor_Company </br> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_Wa...

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My first reaction upon seeing your username and remembering previous HN discussions related to your actions was "oh, it's you!".

Keep up the good work. :)

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Thank you! I have trouble resisting doing more work when the government keeps making my previous causes look like minor constitutional transgressions in comparison. ;)

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Falkvinge, at: http://falkvinge.net/2012/09/07/three-reasons-child-porn-mus...

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My own answers, with test data: https://gist.github.com/Pluies/5663135

Despite thinking I knew SQL reasonably well, I wouldn't have fared very well at all in an interview setting. :/ Took more time and googling than expected.

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didnt google but I had to create some example data to think about the solutions. So yes, i would not be able to do it in 5 min.

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I'd give someone props for getting these questions all correct in half an hour, even if some could do it sooner.

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Meet the airline I booked with yesterday: two email fields, with paste disallowed only on the second one.

:(

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How do you even prevent that? You need some seriously broken code to catch a system wide short-cut.

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Yet another reason I love lastpass. None of this nonsense anymore.

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FTFA:

No fussing around with your mouse, or alt-tabbing to another window, or waiting for a JVM to start. It’s there at your fingertips whenever you need it. It literally loads the 50,000 commits of the JIRA codebase in a fraction of a second.

And:

In short, it is the mutt to your Outlook, the Vim to your Emacs, the w3m to your Firefox.

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In OS X (well, Snow Leopard at least), YOU_ARE_DEAD throws an error because `seq` doesn't exist in OS X and brew doesn't have it. This script does the trick: http://www.askdavetaylor.com/step_through_count_numeric_valu...

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The seq dependency has been removed in HEAD.

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BSD userlands have jot(1) instead of seq(1). Annoying that the arguments differ, but no need for a new script.

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin...

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The lone hero is reminiscent of the archetypical Kantian concept of Übermensch ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch ).

Interesting article, but blockbuster posters come in a myriad of formats - I was actually expecting a "hero prominently at the center, sidekicks scattered around the background of the frame" kind of thing, much like that GI Joe: Retaliation movie (cf links). I just checked a few on the top of my head, and the only one that follows the painting style is I Am Legend for obvious reasons.

Armageddon: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0232500/

Fast and Furious: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0232500/

Avatar: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/

Transformers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418279/

GI Joe: Retaliation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1583421/

I Am Legend: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480249/

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Übermensch was Nietzsche, not Kant

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D'oh... Indeed. With the Wiki link and all. My bad.

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It's also a good "Rückenfigur". As the saying goes "people's backs are boring". Ruckenfiguren have to be well executed to be interesting. In this case invite the observer in.

But yeah, it's just one of many 'themes' in blockbuster posters.

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