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    TL;DR some obvious conclusions from the Amdahl’s law, which is itself an obvious conclusion of basic arithmetic. The article uses huge diversions to convey trivial points.

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      The post presents interesting insights into the mechanics of idle games. At least interesting to me, because I have no affinity for idle games at all. While the style of the article is at times rather meandering and tangential, it does convey an important point: the cost/benefit calculation of spending time on an optimization can get surprisingly complex if you factor in outside effects. The laws governing the immediate gain might be trivial, but getting a comprehensive view of the real-world consequences may not be trivial at all.