Tag Archives: rant

Google forking WebKit
Pascal Cuoq on 4 April 2013

Blink as seen from the inside As you have undoubtedly heard if you follow at all this sort of thing, as of April 3, Google is forking WebKit. Its Chrome browser will henceforth rely on its own variation of the popular rendering engine, Blink. This is big news. If I...

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Correct rounding or mathematically-correct rounding?
Pascal Cuoq on 3 March 2013

CRlibm is a high-quality library of floating-point elementary functions. We used it as reference a long time ago in this blog while looking at lesser elementary function implementations and the even lesser properties we could verify about them. A bold choice The CRlibm documentation contains this snippet: […] it may...

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ENSL seminar
Pascal Cuoq on 1 February 2013

Seminar As anticipated, I was at my alma mater's student seminar last tuesday. School and seminar were very much like I remembered them. The latter was improved by orange juice and biscuits to chat around after the talk, that I do not think were part of the protocol when I...

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Pascal Cuoq on 22 January 2013

Blogger of multiple qualities Harry McCracken was recently still looking for “an iPad PDF reader which can handle giant files which are 100s of pages long without choking”. Sorry I meant “STILL looking”. PDF is a nineteen-nineties technology to display text and pictures. Key quote: “Each PDF file encapsulates a...

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Software obsolescence and security
Pascal Cuoq on 31 December 2012

A couple of months ago, I packed a computer into a brown plastic bag of the kind usually used for trash. I then carried the carefully packed computer down to the basement. Physically, the computer still works. It is still beautiful (it is an iMac G4). It has been with...

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