update: reopened (thanks!), hit #1 in "highest voted" and "most viewed", and closed again (oddly, as "not a real question")... now needing two more votes to reopen.
I'm trying to verify this claim by one of our developers:
"Since 1/2^128 is 1 out of 340282366920938463463374607431768211456, I think we're justified in taking our chances here, even if these computations are off by a factor of a few billion... We're way more at risk for cosmic rays to screw us up, I believe."
So I asked this question:
On moderator tools, this question show up in three categories: highest voted (
16 45), most commented ( 15 19), highest voted answer (16), and most viewed ( 264 668). But it was closed!
I think it's a legitimate question, since it's a commonly used observation that some software event is statistically less likely than being affected by cosmic rays.
Am I mistaken? What do you think?