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Some recommended reading:

James Mickens, "The Slow Winter", Usenix ;login: logout column, September 2013

scholar.harvard.edu/files/mick

It starts with:

"[…]Your friend would say, “I wish that we could predict branches more accurately,” and you’d think, “maybe we can leverage three bits of state per branch to implement a simple saturating counter,” and you’d laugh and declare that such a stupid scheme would never work, but then you’d test it and it would be 94% accurate[…]"

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@cynicalsecurity just got around to reading some of Mickens' other articles as well. I had no idea! His description of JavaScript was one of the most hilarious I have ever read. Thanks so much 😂