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//TODO Glorious Lies

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comment Open source CAD software
Will SE let you do an endrun around the no IP links using TinyUrl, etc?
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comment Why does GPS altitude jump sometimes?
@R.K. Depending on how the spheres intersect the bulk of the error could be vertical.
May
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comment Floating point: understanding their inaccuracy
While true as far as it goes, your example doesn't mention the gotcha I've seen burn people most often: That the standard computer implementation stores floating point values with a binary mantissa which has a different subset of values that can be represented exactly than if it was stored in base 10. You can't represent the base 10 value 0.1 as a non-repeating binary value; the resulting rounding means that 0.1 + 0.1 + ... + 0.1 (10 times) will not equal 1.0.
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