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On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 07:21:31AM -0500, James Knott wrote:
On 02/11/2016 03:33 AM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
And there is the distinction between precision and accuracy. You can
be very precisely inaccurate.

I guess you've never studied Calculus, where the answer often
approaches, but never actually reaches some value.  You can get closer
and closer, but never actually get that value.  ;-)

Recall the old joke about a man and woman approaching each other
asymptotically. The mathematician says they never meet. The engineer says
that they get close enough for all practical purposes.

Bob Holtzman
A man is a man who will fight with a sword or
conquer Mt. Everest in snow. But the bravest of all
owns a '34 Ford and tries for six thousand in low.

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