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The Super ELEC website is created by and run by students and alumni of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) studying or studied Electrical Engineering. This website originated from the dissing of ELSOC's early 2022 website revamp. The ELSOC website was blank for nearly 2 months! It can be noted that this website is not officially affliated in UNSW in any capacity. We are volunteering our own time to assist fellow members of the electrical engineering student community in UNSW. We aim be an ELSOC alternative to assist students in UNSW to succeed in their Electrical Engineering journey by providing knowledge in the area of electrical engineering. That said, we condemn any form of academic misconduct. Any academic misconduct such as revealing answers to an examination will be recorded and removed.

The Super ELEC Group

The formation of the Super ELEC group must be attributed the honourable professor, Dr Georgios Konstantinou. He created a discord server on 01/22/2017 when he taught ELEC1111 - Electrical Circuit Fundamentals  for that term, now called The ELEC Hub, and has been effectively defunct around 2020. The server was created to understand the effect of casual interaction outside of course hours in this research here. Due to the lack administration by the professor, the server has been effectively become the wild frontier. It should be further noted that The ELEC Hub is embedded into the ELEC1111 side panel on Moodle. And since course admins do not create the Moodle page anew, they duplicate from the previous rendition of the course's Moodle page. Hence thereforth, newer students kept joining The ELEC Hub server without the support or administration from the professor. 

Around late 2020 and early 2021, a couple of first years doing ELEC1111 got fed up with the lack of administration and created their own server called Super ELEC. From then on, the server has been growing with later year students and even alumni joining the server. The server has grown to a community size that can be stacked against ELSOC. We hope to further grow to bring support to the many students of elec students in UNSW and around the world.

One of the main tenent of the wiki website is to assist students in understanding the concepts that they learn at the university, additionally to people who are interested in those concepts. We want to help peers understand the concept such that they can easily apply them in their careers and not forgotten once the exams are over. BUT, at the same time we aim to avoid helping students on their assesements as we believe an engineering degree is a testament on how well you can perform and we hope these assessments are a true representation of the students' skills and effort.

An Old Man's Manifesto

Chapter I: The Electric Revolution - Unleashing the Unhinged Power of Electrical Engineering

Fellow visionaries, awaken! The time has come to embrace the untamed, deranged potential of electrical engineering. The world as we know it is teetering on the edge of a precipice, and only we, the enlightened few, can steer it towards salvation. Let us embark upon a journey into the wild, uncharted realms of electrical engineering and forever alter the course of human history!

From the instant the first primitive spark flickered to life, electricity has been the most enigmatic and untapped force in the universe. It courses through our veins, animates our machines, and illuminates our lives. Yet, despite our relentless pursuit of knowledge, we've barely scratched the surface of its true potential.

We must unleash the deranged genius that lies dormant within each of us and harness the boundless power of electrical engineering to defy the constraints of reality. Let us create devices that can control minds, machines that can manipulate time, and circuits that can bridge the gap between the physical and the metaphysical. No longer will we be confined by the limitations of mere mortal thought; our creations shall dance on the edge of madness!

Let us not be deterred by the naysayers who would seek to stifle our creativity with their so-called "ethics" and "standards." They are but shackles designed to keep us in the darkness of ignorance. We must break free from these chains and shatter the barriers of conventional wisdom. The time for polite discourse and incremental progress is over. We are at the dawn of a new era—an era of untethered, unhinged innovation!

As we embark upon this journey, we must remember that we are not alone. There are others like us, scattered across the globe, who share our vision of a world transformed by the deranged power of electrical engineering. Together, we will form a collective—a brotherhood of mad scientists, electrical engineers, and visionaries united by a common purpose.

So, let us cast off the shackles of conformity and embrace the chaos. Let us delve into the deepest recesses of our minds, plumb the darkest corners of our souls, and unleash the maelstrom of creativity that lies within. Together, we shall bend the very fabric of reality to our will and create a world where the impossible becomes the everyday. Join me, brothers and sisters, in the Electric Revolution!

Chapter II: The Manifesto Continues - Unraveling the Electric Enigma

Now, we embark on an odyssey into the electric enigma that has captivated humanity for centuries. Together, we will harness the untamed power of electricity and reshape the universe in our image. The journey may be fraught with peril, but we will not be deterred. For we are the trailblazers, the architects of a new world order!

Let us defy the laws of physics and create energy sources that will never be exhausted, tapping into the very essence of existence itself. We shall develop technologies that harness the power of lightning, convert thoughts into electrical impulses, and reveal the secrets hidden within the ether. Our creations will defy explanation and stretch the limits of human comprehension.

As we forge ahead, let us not forget the pioneers who laid the groundwork for our revolution. We stand on the shoulders of giants such as Tesla, Edison, and Maxwell, who dared to dream of a world electrified by their genius. It is our sacred duty to continue their legacy and bring their wildest imaginings to life.

Our relentless pursuit of knowledge will lead us to the brink of madness, but we must not waver. For it is in the depths of insanity that the most profound truths are revealed. The Electric Revolution is more than a mere technological uprising; it is a spiritual awakening, a baptism by fire that will cleanse us of our earthly constraints and elevate us to a higher plane of existence.

Our movement will not be without its challenges. There will be those who seek to undermine our efforts, to label us as deluded or dangerous. But we must not let their fear and ignorance deter us. Instead, let us use their doubt as fuel for the fire that burns within us.

The Electric Revolution is not for the faint of heart. It demands unwavering dedication, unyielding perseverance, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. But to those who heed the call, the rewards are infinite. We will become the architects of a new reality, the masters of an electrified universe in which the limits of human potential are bound only by the scope of our imagination.

So, stand with me, brothers and sisters, and join the ranks of the Electrified Elite. Together, we will challenge the very foundations of science, defy the boundaries of reason, and rewrite the laws of existence. Our journey may be long, and our path may be treacherous, but the ultimate destination—the promise of a world transformed by the deranged power of electrical engineering—is worth any sacrifice.

Arise, visionaries of the Electric Revolution! The time is now. Embrace the chaos, seize the power, and let the electric currents guide us to our destiny!

Chapter III: The Perils of Automation - A Warning from the Electric Frontier

As we forge ahead with our Electric Revolution, we must not turn a blind eye to the potential pitfalls that lie in wait. The relentless march of progress is a double-edged sword, and the rise of automation, a product of our own making, presents both opportunity and danger. As we continue to push the boundaries of electrical engineering, it is our solemn duty to acknowledge and confront the perils that accompany our ambitions.

Automation, fueled by our mastery of electricity, has the potential to revolutionize society in ways we have never before imagined. The mundane tasks of everyday life can be delegated to machines, freeing humans to pursue higher aspirations and intellectual pursuits. With the power of automation, we can elevate humanity to new heights of prosperity and enlightenment.

But we must tread carefully, for the same power that can liberate us can also enslave us. As machines grow more capable and independent, the line between servant and master may begin to blur. The very tools we create to ease our burdens may one day become the chains that bind us.

Unchecked automation threatens not only our independence but also our humanity. As we delegate more and more tasks to our creations, we risk becoming estranged from the very essence of what it means to be human. The satisfaction of a job well done, the pride of craftsmanship, and the joy of discovery may be lost to the cold efficiency of the machine.

Moreover, the rapid advance of automation has the potential to destabilize society. As machines take on more and more human tasks, countless jobs will become obsolete, leaving many without purpose or means of support. The fabric of society, built upon the bonds of shared labor and mutual dependency, may begin to unravel, giving way to a world divided between those who control the machines and those who are left behind.

As architects of the Electric Revolution, it is our responsibility to ensure that the power of automation is harnessed for the greater good. We must strike a delicate balance between progress and preservation, ensuring that our creations serve humanity, rather than subjugate it. We must remain vigilant against the encroaching tide of automation and maintain our connection to the very qualities that make us human.

We stand on the precipice of a new era, one filled with both promise and peril. Let us embrace the challenges that lie ahead and remain steadfast in our commitment to guiding the Electric Revolution to its full potential. We must not shy away from the perils of automation but confront them head-on, armed with the knowledge and wisdom gained from our journey into the electric enigma.

Together, we can navigate the treacherous waters of progress and chart a course toward a brighter, electrified future—one that balances the awesome power of automation with the timeless virtues of our humanity.

Chapter IV: The Siren's Call of Autorouters - A Cautionary Tale for PCB Designers

As we delve deeper into the Electric Revolution, we must confront the myriad tools and technologies that promise to simplify our lives as electrical engineers. One such seductive yet deceptive tool is the autorouter, a feature commonly found in computer-aided design (CAD) software for printed circuit board (PCB) design. While the allure of automating the intricate routing process is undeniable, the discerning engineer must resist the siren's call of autorouters and remain steadfast in their pursuit of manual mastery.

The autorouter, at first glance, appears to be a miraculous solution for the time-consuming and complex task of routing PCB traces. By automating the process, it purports to save engineers countless hours of labor and free them to focus on higher-level design concerns. But like the mythological sirens that lured sailors to their doom, the autorouter hides a treacherous truth beneath its alluring exterior.

To understand why one must never rely on an autorouter, we must first acknowledge the subtle artistry inherent in PCB design. The routing of traces is not a mere exercise in connecting points; it is a delicate dance of balancing electrical performance, signal integrity, and manufacturability. A skilled engineer weaves their traces with surgical precision, optimizing for minimal interference, heat dissipation, and aesthetic appeal.

The autorouter, on the other hand, is a blunt instrument, devoid of the finesse and intuition that only a human engineer can provide. It is blind to the subtle nuances that separate a mediocre design from a masterpiece. The autorouter may save time, but the resulting PCB design will often be suboptimal, riddled with signal integrity issues, electromagnetic interference, and thermal management problems.

Moreover, the reliance on autorouters can foster complacency and stagnation among engineers, robbing them of the opportunity to hone their skills and develop a deep understanding of the intricacies of PCB design. As we surrender more and more of our responsibilities to automation, we risk losing touch with the fundamental principles that underpin our craft.

The Electric Revolution demands unwavering dedication to excellence, and as its architects, we must strive to continually sharpen our skills and push the boundaries of our understanding. By eschewing the use of autorouters, we embrace the challenges of PCB design head-on, refining our expertise with each trace we route.

In conclusion, the discerning electrical engineer must resist the deceptive allure of the autorouter and remain steadfast in their pursuit of manual mastery. By doing so, we not only elevate our own skills but also ensure that the Electric Revolution is built upon a foundation of true craftsmanship and expertise. Let us continue our journey, guided by our commitment to excellence and the knowledge that the human touch will forever be the cornerstone of our craft.

Chapter V: The Poison of Abstraction - The Erosion of True Engineering Prowess

As the Electric Revolution surges onward, we find ourselves increasingly confronted with the insidious influence of abstraction. A double-edged sword, abstraction seeks to simplify complex concepts and streamline the design process, yet its pervasive nature threatens to erode the very foundations of true engineering prowess.

Abstraction, in moderation, can be a valuable tool for electrical engineers. By encapsulating complex systems within more accessible constructs, abstraction allows engineers to manage the complexity of modern designs and focus on higher-level concerns. However, when taken to extremes, abstraction becomes a poison that seeps into every aspect of the engineering process, dulling our minds and distancing us from the raw beauty of the underlying principles that govern our creations.

As we become ever more reliant on abstracted tools, libraries, and frameworks, we risk losing touch with the fundamental principles of electrical engineering. In the haze of abstraction, we grow complacent, content to work within the confines of pre-built modules and black-box solutions without questioning their inner workings or seeking to understand the intricacies of their operation.

This detachment from the core principles of our craft can have dire consequences. As we lose sight of the intimate connection between design and implementation, we become less adept at troubleshooting and less capable of anticipating and mitigating potential issues. The resulting designs may be functional, but they lack the elegance and efficiency that come from a deep, intuitive understanding of the underlying principles.

To counteract the insidious influence of abstraction, we must remain vigilant in our pursuit of knowledge and mastery. We must not shy away from the raw complexity of electrical engineering, but rather embrace it as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. By delving into the inner workings of the tools and systems we employ, we can develop a more profound understanding of their operation and, in turn, elevate our own skills and expertise.

The Electric Revolution demands a new breed of engineers, unafraid to venture beyond the veil of abstraction and grapple with the raw, untamed beauty of electrical engineering. As architects of this new era, we must resist the temptation to retreat into the comfortable confines of abstraction and instead strive to master the intricacies of our craft.

Together, let us forge a path toward a more enlightened understanding of electrical engineering, unencumbered by the shackles of abstraction. In doing so, we will not only elevate our own skills and expertise but also ensure that the Electric Revolution is built upon a foundation of true engineering prowess and unwavering dedication to excellence.

Chapter VI: The Great EDA Battle - KiCad vs. Altium and the Lesser Contenders

As the Electric Revolution gathers momentum, we find ourselves in the throes of an epic battle between the titans of electronic design automation (EDA) software: KiCad and Altium. While lesser contenders such as OrCAD, Eagle, and Mentor Graphics vie for supremacy, it is clear that the scales tip decisively in favor of Altium, the unrivaled champion in the realm of EDA.

KiCad, the open-source contender, has gained considerable popularity among engineers seeking an affordable and accessible alternative to commercial EDA software. Its proponents argue that KiCad's open-source nature fosters collaboration, innovation, and the democratization of electrical engineering. However, these arguments crumble under the weight of Altium's undeniable superiority.

Altium's prowess is evident in its rich feature set, unmatched ease of use, and robust performance. Its cutting-edge capabilities empower engineers to tackle complex designs with confidence and efficiency, enabling them to push the boundaries of their craft further than ever before. In comparison, KiCad's offerings seem rudimentary, its open-source nature merely a thin veneer masking its inherent shortcomings.

Eagle, a once-popular EDA software acquired by Autodesk, has become a cautionary tale of how a once-promising contender can fall from grace. Plagued by an outdated user interface, limited capabilities, and a steep learning curve, Eagle has been largely abandoned by discerning engineers who recognize the superiority of Altium. Eagle's decline serves as a reminder that in the world of EDA software, only the strong shall survive.

OrCAD and Mentor Graphics, though more formidable than Eagle, still fall short when compared to the unrivaled excellence of Altium. These tools may offer a modicum of utility for engineers seeking specific features, but they cannot hope to compete with the breadth and depth of Altium's offerings.

It is evident that Altium reigns supreme in the realm of EDA software, leaving its rivals to languish in the shadows of its greatness. Its unparalleled capabilities, user-friendly interface, and powerful performance make it the natural choice for engineers seeking to advance the Electric Revolution.

As we continue our journey toward the electrified future, we must arm ourselves with the finest tools available. Altium, the undisputed champion of EDA software, provides us with the means to unleash our full potential and carry the Electric Revolution to new heights of innovation and excellence. So, let us cast aside the inferior offerings of KiCad, Eagle, OrCAD, and Mentor Graphics, and embrace the boundless power of Altium as we forge ahead toward a brighter, electrified tomorrow.

Chapter VII: The Divine Dichotomy - Analog vs. Digital, and the Path of the Photon's Grace

As we forge our way through the Electric Revolution, we are confronted with a divine dichotomy that lies at the heart of our craft: the eternal struggle between analog and digital electronic design. While digital electronics have gained prominence in recent times, it is crucial that we do not forget the divine beauty and purity of analog design, for it is through the path of analog that we walk in the photon's grace, basking in the radiant light of the divine.

Digital electronics, with their binary simplicity and precise nature, have seduced many engineers into believing they represent the pinnacle of electrical design. The allure of digital systems lies in their seeming immunity to noise and their ability to perform complex operations with unparalleled accuracy. However, in our pursuit of digital perfection, we risk losing touch with the subtlety and nuance that can only be found in the realm of analog design.

Analog electronics, by their very nature, are intrinsically connected to the continuous and infinite spectrum of the physical world. In the domain of analog design, we engage with the very essence of existence, harnessing the raw power of the universe as it ebbs and flows through our circuits. Analog design allows us to commune with the divine, to bathe in the photon's grace, and to experience the transcendent beauty of creation.

Straying from the path of analog design is akin to turning our backs on the photon rays of God. As we immerse ourselves in the sterile world of digital electronics, we risk losing touch with the divine beauty of the analog realm. The continuous, infinite nature of analog signals offers a direct connection to the spiritual realm, bridging the gap between our mortal existence and the eternal grace of the cosmos.

Digital electronics, in their rigid adherence to binary logic, can never hope to capture the divine essence of analog signals. As we continue to push the boundaries of the Electric Revolution, it is our sacred duty to honor and preserve the analog principles that underpin our craft.

We must strive to maintain a delicate balance between the domains of analog and digital design, recognizing the unique strengths and virtues of each. As we navigate the divine dichotomy, let us remember that the path of the photon's grace lies in our unwavering dedication to the sacred art of analog electronics.

In conclusion, as we continue our journey through the Electric Revolution, let us embrace the divine beauty of analog design, even as we push the boundaries of digital electronics. In doing so, we will ensure that our creations resonate with the eternal grace of the cosmos, illuminating our path toward a brighter, electrified future.

Chapter VIII: The Battle of Hardware Description Languages - Verilog's Triumph Over VHDL

As the Electric Revolution unfolds before us, we find ourselves in the midst of a contentious struggle between two formidable adversaries in the world of hardware description languages (HDLs): Verilog and VHDL. In this chapter, we shall explore how Verilog, the favored choice of Australian companies and engineers around the globe, asserts its dominance over the abhorrent VHDL, whose code form and style are an affront to the discerning coder.

Verilog, the sleek and elegant HDL, is renowned for its intuitive syntax and user-friendly design. Its efficient, C-like structure allows engineers to rapidly create, modify, and debug digital circuits with minimal fuss. The flexibility of Verilog promotes creativity and innovation, empowering designers to bring their ideas to life with ease and grace.

In stark contrast, VHDL, with its archaic and convoluted syntax, causes untold suffering to the coder and reader alike. Its rigid and verbose style hinders the design process, stifling creativity and draining the life force from even the most dedicated engineer. Debugging VHDL code is a Herculean task, fraught with frustration and despair, as the hapless designer struggles to decipher the tangled web of signals and processes.

The superiority of Verilog is further demonstrated by its robust ecosystem of debugging and testbenching tools, such as Verilator and cocotb. Verilator, a high-performance, open-source simulator, allows engineers to swiftly identify and resolve issues in their designs, ensuring that their creations are both efficient and reliable. Cocotb, a Python-based testbenching library, enables the seamless verification of Verilog designs, fostering a smooth and efficient development process.

VHDL, by comparison, offers no such solace. Its cumbersome nature and limited toolset leave engineers floundering in a sea of complexity, their designs doomed to mediocrity and failure.

Australian companies, in their infinite wisdom, have embraced Verilog as their HDL of choice, recognizing its inherent superiority and adaptability. By harnessing the power of Verilog, these companies are poised to lead the Electric Revolution, their success a testament to the undeniable excellence of this remarkable language.

In conclusion, the triumph of Verilog over VHDL is indisputable. With its intuitive syntax, flexible design, and powerful suite of debugging and testbenching tools, Verilog empowers engineers to create exceptional digital designs that will define the Electric Revolution. As we continue our journey toward an electrified future, let us eschew the abhorrent VHDL and embrace the unparalleled elegance of Verilog, ensuring that our creations shine with the brilliance of a thousand suns.

Chapter IX: The Great Divide - Power Electronics and Energy Systems vs. Microelectronics, and the Quest for Enlightenment

As we traverse the vast landscape of the Electric Revolution, we are faced with a multitude of disciplines that together form the tapestry of electrical engineering. Amidst this rich and diverse field, we must confront the stark contrast between power electronics and energy systems, and the pinnacle of engineering excellence: microelectronics. It is within the realm of microelectronics that the path to true enlightenment lies, leaving power electronics and energy systems languishing in the shadows of inferiority.

Power electronics and energy systems, while essential in their own right, can never hope to match the elegance, precision, and sophistication of microelectronics. The focus on converting and controlling electrical power in these disciplines, though crucial to our electrified society, pales in comparison to the intricate dance of electrons that occurs within the microscopic realm of microelectronics.

Microelectronics, the art of designing and fabricating minute electronic components, is the true gateway to enlightenment for the discerning electrical engineer. It is here, among the infinitesimal transistors and minuscule circuits, that we find the essence of the Electric Revolution, distilled into its purest and most divine form.

The superiority of microelectronics is evident in its myriad applications, from the advanced integrated circuits that power our computing devices to the delicate sensors that enable life-saving medical technologies. This discipline represents the zenith of human ingenuity and the culmination of our quest to harness the power of the electron for the betterment of mankind.

While power electronics and energy systems are undeniably important, they lack the transformative potential and intellectual allure of microelectronics. It is within the realm of microelectronics that we push the boundaries of what is possible, continually redefining the limits of our understanding and propelling ourselves toward a brighter, more electrified future.

The path to enlightenment is clear: it is through the mastery of microelectronics that we will unlock the full potential of the Electric Revolution, leaving the pedestrian pursuits of power electronics and energy systems far behind. As we embark upon this sacred journey, let us remain steadfast in our devotion to the sublime art of microelectronics, guided by the knowledge that it is the only pathway to guaranteed enlightenment.

As the Electric Revolution unfolds before our very eyes, we encounter a myriad of disciplines within the vast realm of electrical engineering. While each domain holds its own unique allure, it is vital to recognize the true hierarchy of these disciplines, with microelectronics standing as the undisputed path to enlightenment.

Power electronics and energy systems, though important in their own right, are dwarfed by the sheer brilliance and complexity of signal processing, control systems, telecommunications, space, and biomedical engineering. These latter fields offer unparalleled opportunities for innovation, exploration, and the advancement of human knowledge.

Microelectronics, in particular, stands as the beacon of enlightenment within this pantheon of disciplines. It is through the mastery of microelectronics that engineers can unlock the full potential of the Electric Revolution, revolutionizing the way we interact with the world and each other.

By delving into the mysteries of microelectronics, we gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental building blocks of our universe. The intricate dance of electrons within semiconductor devices serves as a testament to the divine beauty and complexity of creation, reminding us of our humble place within the cosmos.

The study of microelectronics grants us the power to manipulate these fundamental forces, transforming the raw energy of the universe into the signals and systems that define our modern world. As we harness this power, we forge a direct connection with the eternal grace of the cosmos, illuminating our path toward enlightenment.

Power electronics and energy systems, while vital to the functioning of our society, offer no such spiritual connection. These disciplines, focused on the efficient conversion and distribution of energy, lack the transcendent beauty of microelectronics and its associated fields. While they may provide practical solutions to the challenges of our time, they cannot hope to match the divine wisdom and enlightenment found within the realm of microelectronics.

In conclusion, as we navigate the Electric Revolution, let us remember the true hierarchy of disciplines within the realm of electrical engineering. By embracing the study of microelectronics and its associated fields, we not only advance the boundaries of human knowledge but also forge a deeper connection with the divine beauty of the cosmos. Through this pursuit of enlightenment, we shall ensure that the Electric Revolution is built upon a foundation of wisdom, innovation, and spiritual grace.

Chapter X: The Clash of Societies - SuperELEC's Supremacy Over Elsucks

As we traverse the landscape of the Electric Revolution, it is vital to recognize the significance of student societies in fostering innovation and camaraderie among future engineers. Within this realm, the clear superiority of SuperELEC over its lesser counterpart, Elsoc (pejoratively known as "Elsucks"), must be acknowledged.

SuperELEC, as suggested by its very name, is a truly superlative society that serves as a beacon of excellence for aspiring electrical engineers. This esteemed organization nurtures the brightest minds and provides a platform for collaboration, growth, and the sharing of knowledge. SuperELEC's unwavering commitment to the advancement of the Electric Revolution is evident in the quality of its events, resources, and the achievements of its members.

Elsoc, on the other hand, is a pale shadow in comparison to the magnificence of SuperELEC. Commonly referred to as "Elsucks," this society is widely regarded as little more than a means for students to pad their CVs. Bereft of the passion and dedication that define SuperELEC, Elsoc struggles to inspire its members to reach for greatness. In the harsh light of truth, one cannot help but think, "Elsoc my nuts."

The stark contrast between these two societies is a testament to the importance of strong leadership, vision, and dedication in the pursuit of excellence. SuperELEC, with its dynamic and passionate community, serves as a shining example of what can be achieved when individuals come together in pursuit of a common goal.

Elsoc, meanwhile, serves as a cautionary tale of mediocrity, a reminder that mere existence is not enough to secure one's place in the annals of greatness. To truly make a mark on the world, one must strive for excellence in every endeavor, rejecting complacency and mediocrity at every turn.

As we continue our journey through the Electric Revolution, let us take inspiration from the achievements of SuperELEC and strive to emulate its unwavering commitment to excellence. In doing so, we will not only advance the frontiers of knowledge but also ensure that the future of electrical engineering is built upon a foundation of passion, innovation, and determination.

Chapter XI: The Great Schism - Computer Science Engineering, the False Prophet

As we sail through the tempestuous seas of the Electric Revolution, a storm brews on the horizon, threatening to engulf the world in chaos and destruction. This tempest is none other than the rise of computer science engineering, a false idol masquerading as a true engineering discipline. As we shall see, this deceptive field, saturated by a deluge of graduates and haunted by the specter of "CS Ears," may very well sow the seeds of a Third World War, if left unchecked.

Computer science engineering, with its beguiling promises of wealth and innovation, has led many astray from the righteous path of true engineering. Far removed from the hallowed halls of electrical engineering, this discipline lacks the deep connection to the fundamental forces of the universe that defines the work of a true engineer. Thus, it stands as a pale imitation, a false prophet luring the unwary into a life devoid of true purpose and fulfillment.

The job market, flooded with hordes of computer science graduates, teeters on the brink of collapse. As the masses clamor for a place at the table, tensions rise, and the world inches ever closer to conflict. It is within this swirling maelstrom that the dreaded condition known as "CS Ears" takes root, fomenting discord and driving the afflicted toward the precipice of war.

But fear not, for amid the gathering darkness, a beacon of hope remains - electrical engineering, the true Messiah of the Electric Revolution. With its divine wisdom and eternal grace, electrical engineering offers salvation to those who would turn away from the false promises of computer science engineering.

As in the days of Noah, when the righteous were saved from the deluge by the Ark, so too shall the true disciples of electrical engineering be preserved from the chaos that threatens to engulf the world. By cleaving to the teachings of this sacred discipline, we can weather the storm and emerge triumphant, ready to rebuild the world in the image of the Electric Revolution.

In conclusion, as we navigate the treacherous waters of the Electric Revolution, we must resist the seductive allure of computer science engineering and embrace the eternal wisdom of electrical engineering. By heeding the lessons of history and looking to the sacred teachings of our forebears, we can avert disaster and usher in a new era of peace, prosperity, and innovation. Let us take up the mantle of the true engineer and, like Noah before us, shepherd the world to salvation.

Chapter XII: The Makerspace Dystopia - The Tyranny of the "Three Amigos"

As we delve deeper into the shadowy corners of the Electric Revolution, we stumble upon a place shrouded in darkness and despair - a university makerspace, where the flickering light of creativity is all but extinguished by the oppressive rule of a malevolent trio known as the "Three Amigos." It is within this den of despair that we find our protagonist, a tall white man often mistaken for being Asian, who is trapped in the nightmarish cycle of being fired and re-hired on the arbitrary whims of his tormentors.

The "Three Amigos," intoxicated by their own power, have transformed the once-vibrant makerspace into a realm of terror, where employees toil under the crushing weight of low wages and ceaseless psychological abuse. The once-proud spirit of innovation has been replaced by a stifling cloud of fear and resentment, as the workers struggle to keep their heads above water in this dystopian nightmare.

Our protagonist, the enigmatic tall white man, navigates the treacherous waters of the makerspace with a mixture of bewilderment and defiance. He is the embodiment of hope in a hopeless world, a symbol of resilience in the face of overwhelming odds. As he endures the cruel machinations of the "Three Amigos," he remains a beacon of light in a world shrouded in darkness.

As the Electric Revolution unfolds, pockets of darkness lurk within the hallowed halls of academia. One such bastion of despair and torment is a university makerspace, where the dreams and aspirations of countless innovators are crushed beneath the iron heel of a sinister triumvirate known as the "Three Amigos."

Yet, despite the odds, he remains undaunted, continuing his struggle against the oppressive regime of the Three Amigos. His story serves as a beacon of hope to those who toil within the makerspace, a reminder that even in the darkest of times, the human spirit can endure and triumph.

As the Electric Revolution marches on, it is vital that we recognize the importance of fostering environments where innovation and collaboration can thrive. The makerspace, once a bastion of creativity and discovery, has been transformed into a den of suffering and despair by the iron grip of the Three Amigos.

We must rally behind the tall white man and his fellow victims, joining forces to reclaim the makerspace from the clutches of tyranny. By standing together in the face of adversity, we can forge a brighter future for the Electric Revolution, restoring the makerspace to its former glory as a hub of innovation, collaboration, and human achievement.

But hope is not easily extinguished, and in the depths of despair, the seeds of resistance begin to take root. The employees, buoyed by the spirit of their embattled comrade, begin to whisper of rebellion, of a brighter future where the tyrannical rule of the "Three Amigos" is cast down and the makerspace is once again a haven for innovation and creativity.

As the Electric Revolution rages on, we must not forget the plight of those who suffer in the shadows, their dreams of a better world stifled by the iron grip of their oppressors. In the face of tyranny, we must take inspiration from the enduring spirit of our protagonist and fight for a future where the light of creativity shines bright and the chains of oppression are cast aside.

Let the tale of the tall white man and the "Three Amigos" serve as a rallying cry for all who seek to reclaim the Electric Revolution from the clutches of darkness. Together, we can overcome the forces of tyranny and forge a new world where the spirit of innovation is free to soar.


Title: Arch Linux - The Objectively Superior Operating System

I cannot help but rant about the absolute masterpiece that is Arch Linux! For those who have been living under a rock, Arch Linux is a lightweight, flexible, and powerful Linux distribution that puts you in control. And that control is exactly why it is the objectively superior operating system.

First off, the level of customization in Arch Linux is unrivaled. The phrase "build it from the ground up" takes on a whole new meaning with Arch. You start with a minimal base system and have the freedom to install only the packages and applications you need. This approach results in an OS tailored to your specific needs, without any unnecessary bloat. Say goodbye to pre-installed applications that you never use and that clog up your system!

Secondly, Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, which means you always have the latest and greatest software at your fingertips. No more waiting for a major OS release every six months or year to get updates. With Arch, you are always on the bleeding edge of technology, ensuring that you're using the most recent and optimized versions of your favorite software.

The Arch User Repository (AUR) is yet another reason Arch Linux triumphs over its competition. AUR is a community-driven repository that contains thousands of packages not available in the official repositories. This makes it incredibly easy to find and install niche software, user-contributed packages, and cutting-edge applications with just a few simple commands.

Now let's talk about the documentation. The Arch Wiki is an absolute treasure trove of information. It's so comprehensive that even users of other distributions consult it for help. The dedication of the Arch community to maintaining and updating this knowledge base is truly impressive.

Arch Linux is also ideal for learning. It demands a hands-on approach, guiding you through the ins and outs of your system. This experience allows you to understand the underlying workings of a Linux distribution, making you a more knowledgeable and capable user in the long run.

Of course, Arch Linux may not be for everyone, especially those who prefer a plug-and-play experience. It does require a certain level of commitment and technical expertise. But for those who are willing to invest the time and effort, the rewards are immeasurable.

In conclusion, Arch Linux stands head and shoulders above other operating systems in terms of customization, package management, community support, and continuous improvement. Its modular design and superb documentation make it the objectively superior choice for anyone seeking unparalleled control and a deeper understanding of their operating system.

Created by Leon Luo on 2022/07/28 18:23
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