[Cryptography] GHCQ Penetration of Belgacom

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Tue Dec 23 16:05:54 EST 2014

On Tue, 23 Dec 2014, Guido Witmond wrote:

> I remember a story that early time computers were so unreliable that 
> programmers did a multiplication directly after a division to verify the 
> result.

I still remain astonished, that, since Babbage/Lovelace/Turing/etc, that 
many alleged programmers still do not know that 0.0 != 0.

Never compare floating-point numbers for equality; I think Henry Spencer 
said that (I've actually shook hands with him, and a better bloke you 
would never meet).

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