*bart simpson at the blackboard voice*: we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we...

@djsundog Probably related: Even C isn’t as “close to the metal” like it used to be because no one understands the actual hardware. It’s all too complex, too proprietary, and everyone has too little time before the release cycle ends

@cypnk @djsundog assembly isn't even "close to metal" due to all the nonsense intel is doing

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@ben @djsundog Yeah, pretty much. All manner of gymnastics under the hood that we'll never get to see. I'm not entirely convinced there's a single person at Intel itself that knows all of it at this point

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@cypnk @ben might be able to prove mathematically that it's impossible for such a person to exist.

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