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This was a really neat discussion of various computer processes and how they can get slowed down or take up lots of space.

gregoryszorc.com/blog/2021/04/

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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