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SubjectRe: temperature standard - global config option?
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Followup to:  <20010608191600.A12143@alcove.wittsend.com>
By author: "Michael H. Warfield" <mhw@wittsend.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Yes, bits are free, sort of... That's why an extra decimal
> place is "ok". Keeping precision within an order of magnitude of
> accuracy is within the realm of reasonable. Running out to two decimal
> places for this particular application is just silly. If it were for
> calibrated lab equipment, fine. But not for CPU temperatures.
>

Do you want to bet that that is going to remain the case, or are you
just assuming the current state of the art will continue to be used
forever? That is extremely poor interface design. Designing
interfaces is NOT the same thing as judging science fairs and
presenting data.

-hpa
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