The world is awash with divisive arguments, conflict, fake news, victimhood, exploitation, prejudice, bigotry, blame, shouting and minuscule attention spans. It can sometimes seem that we are doomed to take sides, be stuck in echo chambers and never agree again. It can sometimes seem like a race to the bottom, where everyone is calling out somebody else's privilege and vying to show that they are the most hard-done-by person in the conversation.
How can we make sense in a world that doesn't?
What does "Instruction Retired" mean exactly?
Modern processors execute much more instructions that the program flow needs. This is called "speculative execution".
Then the instructions that were "proven" as indeed needed by flow are "retired".
You can think about "retired" instuctions as only instructions needed by the program flow.
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