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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Firstly, not everyone who creates a page/layout is necessarily a graphic designer. Many people who create such documents will just use some clip art. Basically it's copy and paste, scale and re-use. ...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Form v function... For a designer..... the Function would be a visual metaphor. The Form (if gears would work) is unimportant. For an engineer that's reversed - an engineer would be concerned if the ...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Disclaimer: This answer, too long to be a comment has definitely sarcasm. //sarcasm mode on Gee. I wonder why icons of people very often do not have ears, eyes, noses, or mouths. Oh, people also have ...
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Different representations for 3D objects explanation

Disclaimer: not an expert Going by your points: The only one of the four stored as a 2D "flat" image is the Projected View. That is the actual rendering of the 3D model in a certain projection onto ...
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What is the technical term for a replacement character if a font does not have a representation

That would be .notdef, a name that comes from the official PostScript Type 1 specifications. CharStrings [...] This dictionary must have an entry whose key is .notdef. [...] All unused ...
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How to represent 'random' with an icon

The FontAwesome random is pretty awkward. I wouldn't use it. The idea of rolling dice is the best one to play off of. But, I don't like giving it a discrete value. To me that represents that actual ...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Obviously if the gears aren't touching, they won't be serving their purpose. Why are you assuming that the purpose is that they rotate together? The icon is often used for configuration settings: it ...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Symbols are symbols and they can be interpreted in many ways, but still a normal person will see a gear, regardless of the accuracy being present or absent. You can stick your finger in the sand and ...
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What is the technical term for a replacement character if a font does not have a representation

According to the Unicode standard it's known as a "Replacement Glyph" but technically it's a Glyph Failure. In practice, the □ codepoint is used as a Failure Glyph. The U+FFFD � REPLACEMENT ...
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Why do so many graphic designers suck at making gears?

Well there are 2 likely issues (appart them not being mechanical engineers): They have never thought about the issue at all. Thing is the gears depicted wouldn't work anyway. I mean often graphic ...
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Different representations for 3D objects explanation

The projected view is the only one of your list which is stored as 2D images in any way and is not in fact a 3D file at all, but rather an array of 2D images which allows user interpretation (and some ...
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Different representations for 3D objects explanation

In my opinion, that section of the video is a bit messy. Before the segment he is talking about input, then he goes to "representation" but one is neither representation or input. The rotative ...
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Representation of images (Pictorial/NonPictorial)

First off, you are asking about an interpretation of someone else's example. This will be very opinion based as we each will have our own interpretation- and therefore this is a pretty unanswerable ...
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What icon can be used to represent a variable?

X is the first thing that came to me, I think that would be recognizable to more people, given how ubiquitous it is in math. I'm not sure what your aesthetic is, but here are a few ideas:
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