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Since @scalzi ranted about it and it's A Thing right now, for your entertainment, some of the ways I (professional game tech programmer of ~10 years, 8 years of which I've been at a game middleware company) have inadvertently caused multi-hundred-MB patches for trivial changes:

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) December 24, 2018
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december 2018 by mjtsai
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this is a great "tragedy of the commons"-style situation where I'm sure that every single decision leading to that matrix made sense in isolation yet the end result is a mess sure to trip up both users and implementers for decades

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) October 4, 2018
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october 2018 by mjtsai
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Having gotten rid of the trademark "rotate plug by 180 degrees twice until it fits" design, USB-C decided to instead dig much more interesting pit traps for its unsuspecting users. pic.twitter.com/RMQ40Srw45

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) October 4, 2018
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october 2018 by mjtsai
Fabian Giesen on Twitter: "FWIW I see nothing about Meltdown that requires OoO execution to leak data. The exact same approach should work on in-order cores that have… https://t.co/FEVNIlZWM7"
FWIW I see nothing about Meltdown that requires OoO execution to leak data. The exact same approach should work on in-order cores that have caches and branch prediction. (Read, basically all but the tiniest microcontrollers.)

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) January 4, 2018
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january 2018 by mjtsai
Fabian Giesen on Twitter: "@iquilezles Lamport: "A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn’t even know existed can render your own computer unusable""
Lamport: "A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn’t even know existed can render your own computer unusable"

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) October 31, 2017
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november 2017 by mjtsai
Fabian Giesen on Twitter: "Bad: Google apparently still seeking patent on ANS variants, filed years after Jarek's, Yann's, Charles's+my work: Several papers, impls."
Bad: Google apparently still seeking patent on ANS variants, filed years after Jarek's, Yann's, Charles's+my work: Several papers, impls.

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) October 3, 2017
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october 2017 by mjtsai
Fabian Giesen on Twitter: "I am legit weirded out by how it's now common that a map indexed by a tuple of ints is easier to get (and use) than a multi-dim array."
I am legit weirded out by how it's now common that a map indexed by a tuple of ints is easier to get (and use) than a multi-dim array.

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) July 16, 2017
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july 2017 by mjtsai
Fabian Giesen on Twitter: "@stephentyrone "C++ genius" is a phrase that has me instantly worried, kind of like "Ruby performance guru"."
@stephentyrone "C++ genius" is a phrase that has me instantly worried, kind of like "Ruby performance guru".

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) March 8, 2017
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march 2017 by mjtsai
Fabian Giesen on Twitter: "@McCloudStrife @richgel999 On a concrete practical note, all lossless codecs you're likely to use are LZ, which *do* read from the out buf."
@McCloudStrife @richgel999 On a concrete practical note, all lossless codecs you're likely to use are LZ, which *do* read from the out buf.

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) June 24, 2016
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june 2016 by mjtsai
Fabian Giesen on Twitter: ""Text editors" that can't keep up with typing: you're slower to insert a byte into a 20k text file than Google is at SEARCHING THE WEB."
"Text editors" that can't keep up with typing: you're slower to insert a byte into a 20k text file than Google is at SEARCHING THE WEB.

— Fabian Giesen (@rygorous) May 28, 2015
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may 2015 by mjtsai

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