Article: 261534 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 62x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:38:06 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 33 Sender: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O NUMBER SENSE ************ Jenkins peeked into my office. "My calculator isn't working." "How so?" "Two and two. I get five." I tried it on paper. Same answer. I phoned Fremley. "Fremley, can you run an integer diagnostic?" Key clicks and a pause. "Ummm....yeah, your 'two' is buggy. Check your breakers." He hung up. I got into the panel in the maintenance closet. The room was dark but I knew basically which switch to throw; two's breaker had been tripping lately. I toggled the lever. There was an outcry from the bullpen. "Hey! who renormalized 'e'?" "Sorry," I shouted, feeling for my penlight. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: email@example.com, Math Dept., Rice U.