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Dan Sugalski
October 10, 2001 10:04
Re: NaN semantics
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At 07:01 PM 10/10/2001 +0200, Bart Lateur wrote:
>On Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:52:16 -0400, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> >>If people want base 10, let them use "e" syntax.
> >>
> >>1e3 = 1000
> >>1k = 1024
> >
> >I'll leave that for Larry to decide. I'm just thinking of all the 60G hard
> >drives I see at Best Buy that are really 60e9 bytes, and the 1K ohm
> >resistors that are really 1000 ohms. (Well, give or take a bit for ambient
> >temperature...)
>You optimist! The precision of such resistors is often no better than 5
>or 10%. That is more than 24 ohm.

Hey, I never said *which* bit. Bit 5 would be about the right one. :-P


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