[ntp:questions] Dispaying nanoseconds

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Feb 19 14:09:54 UTC 2007

mills at udel.edu wrote:
> Richard,
> I once read a book "How to Lie with Statistics". We have a case in 
> point. Remember, the bits below the precision factor are purposely set 
> to a tandom bitsting, so a readout in nanoseconds is truly misleading, 
> unless the precision (time to read the system clock) is less than one 
> microsecond.

My favorite statistical lie is the shocking, but absolutely true, 
statistic that more than forty percent of the population have subnormal 

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