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Webcomic: The ultimate engineering challenge

Once again, xkcd summarizes precisely what the unspoken ultimate conclusion of engineering hubris would look like. Two words: Acme Corporation.

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Once again, xkcd summarizes precisely what the unspoken ultimate conclusion of engineering hubris would look like. Chuck Jones did more to simultaneously obfuscate and inspire a basic knowledge of applied Newtonian physics than possibly any other human being in the 20th century, and these four panels of minimalist tribute bespeak exactly home much influence his nefarious creation, the Acme Corporation, had on three generations of professional and amateur engineers.

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