I propose a redefinition of
A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) refers to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity.
A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) refers to people who, in the face of racism, classism, occupational hazard or from a position of poverty, display courage and the will for self sacrifice—that is, heroism—for the greater good of their community.
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Remember when designing anything: users will find the most efficient way to use your product, even if it’s not how you intended.
Test your product by pretending you have no time to deal with it.
A turbocharger. It weighs about 10 pounds and is about the size of a cantaloupe.
I’m going to begin a series of explanatory pieces on how stuff works. This one is about turbocharged engines. I’m sure there are many tutorials on the internet, but this one aims to be as simple as possible, aimed at everyday non-technical audiences with plain language as briefly as possible.
What does “turbo” and “turbocharged” mean? What’s a turbocharger and why are they so awesome?
A turbocharger is a contraption that helps an engine produce more energy. In an automotive engine, that means the car will be able to accelerate faster when its engine is equipped with a turbocharger.
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