June 20, 2014 AT 9:55 am

EE Bookshelf: The Night Watch

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Nothing ruins a Friday at 5 P.M. faster than taking one last pass through the log file and discovering a word-aligned buffer address, but a buffer length of NUMBER OF ELECTRONS IN THE UNIVERSE. This is a sorrow that lingers, because a 2^893 byte read is the only thing that both Republicans and Democrats agree is wrong.

Sir James Mickens, this is the best rant paper I’ve read in years.  Hats off to you, kind sir, and thanks to @maradydd for the heads up.

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