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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment Little and Big endian confusion
I wrote "reverse", not "reverse and then circularly permute!" :-)
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12
comment Little and Big endian confusion
Back in the day when the MIPS company was making reduced-instruction-set computer chips, they were used by Silicon Graphics in big-endian mode and Digital Equipment in little-endian mode. Silicon Graphics and Sun Microsystems (on their SPARC chips) both used big-endian software. Rumor has it that the Sun engineers used to mock the Digital Equipment engineers by reversing the letters in MIPS, calling their products "SPIM"-based. But, the Sun marketing people told the engineers to stop, because they didn't want anybody to start reversing the letters in "SPARC".
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comment How can I advocate a semi-strict release schedule in a risk-averse environment?
Wow! This problem is known to medical science as managerial craniorectal inversion. Do you need to be working someplace else?
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awarded  Editor
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revised How can I advocate a semi-strict release schedule in a risk-averse environment?
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answered How can I advocate a semi-strict release schedule in a risk-averse environment?
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awarded  Teacher
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24
answered Why does everybody write to-do comments in capital letters?
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