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    Talking Float my boat...

    Here's an excellent article on floating point numbers, how they're stored and what kind of errors they can cause. http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2006/0...approximation/ .

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    Man!! thats great!! It is superb!! I likes the info...how come that big thing remain so un-noticed!! HUH!! afterall computer is a machine which was not invented for ROUNDING FIGURES lol!
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    Absolutely great read !

    Thanks for sharing !
    \"The Smilie Wars\" ... just arrived after the great crusades

    .... computers come to the rescue .... ah technology at last has some use.

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    oh my God.....that was one heck of thing to read.

    thnx 4 the info
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    By the way .... I think that to some extent it might also pose a threat to the security??? Don't you think so??? Some changes ...small changes can alter things so much that the target system computing a lot of things all the time might crash with time.... I am not sure but dunno why I get that gut feeling that it also can be used as an exploit.
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

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    Amazing read - thanks! It's remarkable and scary at the same time, how a minute detail can wreak success or failure.

    I also saw a related article in regards to a book on code quality - looks interesting as well - especially from an audit perspective:

    http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2006/06/30/code_quality/
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