This was a really neat discussion of various computer processes and how they can get slowed down or take up lots of space.
The most interesting one, for me, was about the slowness of zlib. In bioinformatics, I use gzipped files all the time, and I've always wondered about the silly FASTQ format (zipped or unzipped). I wonder how much faster and more compressed things would be if we used zstandard instead
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