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32/64-Bit 80x86 Assembly Language Architecture by James Leiterman

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Chapter 4. Bit Mangling

For about seven years my family and I lived in the California Sierras. During that time I developed a passion for rustic mountain living as well as most environmental associations related to the mountains and the Old West: snow, historic mining towns, coaches and wagons, treasure hunting, narrow gauge railroads, wildland fire fighting, and other miscellaneous rural benefits. Now that I have milled that Old West imagery into your mind "ore" bored you to death, you can continue reading what I fondly refer to as the mangling of bits. This is one of my favorite sections, because with their use, I typically devise speedier methods for use in the manipulation of data. I label this "thinking out of the box," sometimes referred ...

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