@FranciscoNoriega Programmers.SE is no more a source of SEO expertise than Stack Overflow is. The question doesn't touch on any of the topics covered in the help center for being on topic. As it is written, this question would likely be closed on Programmers.SE... and I'm not really sure how to make it fit the scope of the site. — MichaelT40 secs ago
This is almost embarrassing ask...I have a degree in Computer Science (and a second one in progress). I've worked as a full-time .NET Developer for nearly five years. I generally seem competent at what I do.
But I Don't Know How Computers Work!
Please, bare with me for a second. A quick Goog...
Well, despite being an expert Z80, 6502, 6809, 68K and 80x86 assembler programmer (or at least I was 20 years ago) I can frankly say I know zilch about digital logic, transistors or electrons. So don't feel so bad!
Seldom do people on their deathbed say "Gee, I wish I'd worked harder," More often, they express the wish that they'd spent more time with their families.
Heaven forbid people be lauded for finding a niche, getting good at it, and settling in, while enjoying time with their families and living a balanced lifestyle. Instead, we push people to play the image game: make sure your resume is shiny and paints a robust picture of ambition, just in case the zombie apocalypse hits and we all have to look for jobs... where exactly?
If writing software were the only thing I had to do in a job, then maybe I'd continue to do it after hours. But there are other demands on my time. By the time I get home from a full-time occupation, there isn't much energy left for writing the next Angry Birds.
I still have to eat once in awhile, and go to the gym. And there's still that pesky old dream of becoming a concert pianist.
I am aware that floating point arithmetic has precision problems. I usually overcome them by switching to a fixed decimal representation of the number, or simply by neglecting the error.
However, I do not know what are the causes of this inaccuracy. Why are there so many rounding issues with flo...