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That's one of the worst domain name ever. When the topic comes along, I always remember about "that single-serving website with a domain name that looks like a number" and then take a surprisingly long time searching for it.

I have written a test framework and I am quite familiar with these problems, and comparing floating point numbers is a PITA. I had users complaining that 0.3 is not 0.3.

The code managing these comparisons turned out to be more complex than expected. The idea is that values are represented as ranges, so, for example, the IEEE-754 "0.3" is represented as ]0.299~, 0.300~[ which makes it equal to a true 0.3, because 0.3 is within that range.






> That's one of the worst domain name ever.

Maybe the creator's theory is that people will search for 0.30000000000000004 when they run into it after running their code.


It may be the worst domain name ever, but the site only exists because I thought that using "0" as a subdomain was a neat trick, and worked back from there to figure out what to do with it.

FWIW - the only way I can ever find my own website is by searching for it in my github repositories. So I definitely agree, it's not a terribly memorable domain.


It's the first result for "floating point site" on Google. Sure the domain itself is impossible to remember, but you don't have to remember the actual number, just what it stands for.

Remember filter bubble. My first result is not your first result. (although in this case it happens to be, but we both probably search a lot on programming)

Also did it in an InPrivate window to confirm, which is still somewhat targeted but far less so than on my actual account. It's still first.

And, at the end of the day, even if there's a filter bubble and it's the reason I see it first, then so what? The people looking for this site are likely going to fit into the same set of targeted demographics as you and me and most people on this site. So unless you also want to cater to 65-year old retirees that don't care about computer science and what floating numbers are, then why does the filter bubble even matter?


> My first result is not your first result.

It would be if you both used DuckDuckGo, though :)


> That's one of the worst domain name ever. When the topic comes along, I always remember about "that single-serving website with a domain name that looks like a number" and then take a surprisingly long time searching for it.

That's why we need regular expressions support in every search box, browser history, bookmarks and Google included.



just add 0.1 and 0.2 in fp32 (?) accuracy if you can't remember the name :)

This is the double-precision IEEE sum. A single-precision result would have (slightly less than) half as many digits.



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