User page generates ColdFusion error (now fixed) February 3, 2006 9:06 PM   Subscribe

The user page for #24053 generates a ColdFusion error.
posted by RichardP to Bugs at 9:06 PM (9 comments total)

Actual text of the error message:


Error Occurred While Processing Request
1.0000000000000002 must be within range: ( -1 : 1 )


Browser Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/417.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/417.8
Remote Address
Date/Time 03-Feb-06 09:04 PM
posted by RichardP at 9:09 PM on February 3, 2006

When Floating Point Math Turns Bad. Next, on the Discovery Channel.
posted by Jimbob at 9:31 PM on February 3, 2006

I have a feeling this will turn into another Apple-bashing thread.
posted by Rothko at 9:49 PM on February 3, 2006

Why on earth is that, Rothko? It's a server error. I see the exact same thing here in Firefox / XP. Somewhere along the line, rounding-maths has gone bad, creating a value the ColdFusion script wasn't meant to handle. It happens all the time. Computers are fast, but not very accurate. Under certain conditions, then tend to think 1 + 1 = 2.00000000002.
posted by Jimbob at 9:53 PM on February 3, 2006

I was joking, nevermind.
posted by Rothko at 9:56 PM on February 3, 2006

Sorry, I must have missed it. You don't usually joke about Apples.
posted by Jimbob at 9:56 PM on February 3, 2006

It happens with some bad lat/lon points when the "near this user" stuff is run.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:01 PM on February 3, 2006

Rothko, I got it.
posted by cortex at 10:09 PM on February 3, 2006

It happened on an apple, so I guess that's the joke. I guess.
posted by puke & cry at 10:11 PM on February 3, 2006

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