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A collection of musings on deeply technical topics distilled through the lens of contemporary cultural analogies

TLB Shootdowns

How to Deter or Disarm TLB Shootdowns

This month marks the 140th Anniversary of the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” between the Earps and the Cowboys. Legend has it this conflict started from the outlaws’ violation of a city ordinance to hand over firearms while inside city

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Unsanctioned Cache Ping-Pong Games

Cracking Down on Unsanctioned Cache Ping-Pong Games

The late Kimbo Slice gained initial fame beating up rival tough guys in backyard brawls in the early aughts. Current UFC star Jorge Masvidal’s career launched in a similar fashion. Millions have enjoyed watching their street fight videos over the

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Latency is a Game Of Death

Game of Low Latency

As a kid I might’ve been willing to fight you for criticizing any Bruce Lee movie. As an adult with a more refined fanaticism, I can now admit that his final film, Game of Death, sucks. In Lee’s defense, though,

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Skip the Line with Intel DDIO

Skip the Line with Intel DDIO

“There are never any shortcuts, and anyone who tells you there’s a shortcut is blowing smoke.” — Malcolm Gladwell (Journalist & Author) “Malcolm Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours to master something. This is [nonsense]. Total, utter [nonsense].” — James

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CPU Benchmarks and Bad Tinder Dates

CPU Benchmarks and Bad Tinder Dates

“You’re not perfect, sport. And let me save you the suspense. This girl you’ve met, she isn’t perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.” — GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997) It’s comin’! That season

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