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Of course there’s a reason why they’re doing it, because of instruction caching,
predictive fetch and retirement, and the complexities of decoding for multiple
execution units.  But isn’t it just a bit funny that while they’re going to such
trouble to take advantage of the convenience of 16-byte alignment, they’re aligning
individual instructions on ***41-BIT*** boundaries!  How do bits 5, 46, and 87
deserve the honor of bed-and-breakfasting guests who, most of the time, don’t stay
long, and usually leave in the middle of the night; and wind up waiting in line to
get in the next day?

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