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We now have a Wiki entry that goes into the history of Rule 7, it's current definition, and an explanation on how to search this sub effectively. And in case people don't feel like reading the whole thing...

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Edit notes: added the bit about including search results when contesting.

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How do people who crack games get the games before they crack them? How do they get the source files on their pcs so they can crack them ?

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I suffer from this almost every day and it drives me absolutely crazy, as far as I'm aware there is no cure for it but what exactly is happening in our bodies for this sensation to occur?

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So today I thought I was experiencing a mild earthquake when the windows and doors started vibrating all of a sudden. This was followed by a low a rumbling and a loud sound like something exploded.

The local news channels later reported that it was not an earthquake rather it was a phenomenon caused by the air molecule oscillations.

ELI5 how oscillations of air molecules and rapid cloud movements could cause this.

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If your braces are tightened, for me, once a month why arent they just that tight to begin with?

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The title, I mean, kids deserve the right to defend themself and make sure they dont end up with a broken arm just as much as a teacher or adult.

Why does this exist?

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Do we know how to attach it to someone? Humans have already made bionic arms that can be controlled with one's mind.

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For instance, there are some examples where the words for the same thing are completely different - “sneakers” and “tennis shoes”.

There’s also a huge difference in slang between American English and British English, despite American English being based in British English.

Where do these differences come from?

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I understand that passing by value means you copy the entire thing then use it in a function but how does passing by reference work? If I passed a vector in to a function by reference, the function will go to the pointer location of this vector then directly use it instead of copying the entire vector?

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What are the first known neurotransmitters to be present in a developing child’s brain, and when and how do the brains neurones begin to ‘light up’?

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I can't say I've cooked a with a ton of other pork cuts but every time I do, it always cooks to be a white meat, so why then is bacon that really stereotypical brown/red colour?

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