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  1. Dec 2023
    1. What is a thread?

      A thread is a way of allowing your computer to break up a single process/program into many lightweight pieces that execute in parallel. Somewhat confusingly, Python's standard implementation of threading limits threads to only being able to execute one at a time due to something called the Global Interpreter Lock (GIL). The GIL is necessary because CPython's (Python's default implementation) memory management is not thread-safe. Because of this limitation, threading in Python is concurrent, but not parallel. To get around this, Python has a separate multiprocessing module not limited by the GIL that spins up separate processes, enabling parallel execution of your code. Using the multiprocessing module is nearly identical to using the threading module.

      Asynchronous nature of threading: as one function waits, another one begins, and so on.

  2. Sep 2023
    1. This done, Adler can say that young crit ics of “the System” are not true revolutionaries. Real revolutionaries work within the System — since the System is the Revolution.

      How does the general idea of zeitgeist of the early 70's relate to the idea of "revolution"?

      See also: Gil Scott-Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (1970)

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  8. Nov 2018
    1. As regime after regime fell, the world watched transfixed, glued to the social media feeds of thousands of young people from the region who had taken to tweeting, streaming, and reporting from the ground.

      I'm reminded of Gil Scott-Heron's seminal 1970 song The Revolution Will Not Be Televised


    1. The kids at the record company are very enthusiastic, and they have a lot of friends they have made, and they all want to have an interview, and the only problem is they’re asking the same things people asked me a long, long time ago, because that’s what they do when they’re starting—you ask questions you already know the answer to. I don’t want to disappoint them, but you can’t disappoint unless you have an appointment. They don’t know I only like to talk to people who have something to talk about other than me. Like everybody in New York, they know everything. How can you tell them anything?”
    2. A philosopher might miss appointments, but so might someone with a propane torch in his apartment, even if he is a philosopher.
  9. Nov 2014
    1. Contra Oswaldo, pesa o fato de que tem ideias predominantemente liberais, e Dilma se comprometeu a retornar a inclinação do MinC para uma esfera de participação popular e arcabouço vanguardista, mais ousado.

      O retorno do próprio Gilberto Gil é uma das soluções que estão sendo mencionadas, como forma de aproximar opostos.