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We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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GeneralRe: QuakeIII: Fast Inverse of Sqrt in C (float to long) Pin
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GeneralYou expect me to use this with what, now? Pin
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GeneralRe: You expect me to use this with what, now? Pin
markrlondon19-Jun-21 11:44
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There are four possibilities as I see it:
(1) The screen manufacturer has a product and can manufacture it fairly cheaply as a loss leader to encourage computer hardware manufacturers. Build it and they will come, so to speak.
(2) The screen manufacturer has made a mistake. They thought IoT devices or embedded devices were coming soon and they are not.
(3) Or perhaps they are were correct and a new generation of devices are just about to be launched that can take advantage of their screen. It doesn't really need to be IoT; it could be embedded or self-build (although I regret to admit that the latter probably rarely constitutes a decent market size).
(4) The manufacturer is willing to release this on the basis that it shows what they can do in the expectation that they'll never sell much more than engineering samples but it will generate sales for follow-on products.
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GeneralThis is a joke, but still... Pin
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GeneralA really fascinating breakdown of dithering in graphics rendering Pin
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