Minecraft 1.4.4, Minecraft 1.4.5, Minecraft 1.8, Minecraft 1.8.1, Minecraft 1.8.4, Minecraft 1.8.6, Minecraft 15w44a, Minecraft 1.10.2, Minecraft 16w32a, Minecraft 16w32b, Minecraft 16w33a, Minecraft 16w35a
OS X 10.7.5/10.9.4
If try to place a piston past 16777217 (or -16777217) facing upwards, it is very difficult to place it upward in certain places. Along the x 16777217 (and subsequent lines) moving north/south, it is possible to place upward in strange ways, and also along the z 16777217 line and subsequent. I have not been able to figure out how to place it every time yet, although it seems to be related to the South/East direction.
Happens both in Survival and Creative with both Sticky and Regular Pistons.
I have uploaded a video showing this:
Affected coordinates in a chunk:
The screenshot shows the result of trying to place pistons facing upwards. The lapis lazuli blocks mark the 0,0 corner; the redstone blocks mark the 15,15 corner.