[Tutor] Float precision untrustworthy~~~

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Thu Mar 31 18:37:38 CEST 2005

> between binary and decimal representation.  Just as a phrase that's
> translated from English into Russian and then back to English again
> can have its meaning shifted, 

Urban legend ,maybe but illustrates the point well:
An early language translator app was fed 

'Out of sight, out of mind' 

and then the result fed back in for reverse translation.

The output was:

'Invisible, lunatic'


Alan G.

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