OT: Re: E11 / Windows ME question

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Thu Feb 15 11:00:53 2001

On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Gene Buckle wrote:
> I can't attest as to why the FPU is required, but the animation you see
> when doing a file copy is just a very small, looped AVI file. No
> "trajectory" calculation is going on at all.

Once again, we were JOKING about that animation as:
a) producing animation for every bit
b) calculating positions for the animation
c) using float for the calculations
d) being THE reason why 98 "needs" a FPU.
all exaggerations, and presumably NOT valid.

But John has pointed out that the REAL reason why FPU is required is to
enable "Float", the dancing paper clip.

BTW, is any floating point required for the current Outlook (VTP) viruses?

Grumpy Ol' Fred        cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Thu Feb 15 2001 - 11:00:53 GMT

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