This is not the real Cringemeister, right?
Whoever it is is just recycling comp.risks from 5 days previous.
However if he had read comp.risks from 3 days previously he would
notice that the author says a DEC guy came around, pronounced he had a
dud chip and replaced it. End of story.
(More likely this dubious story is all ass-ways and some version of
the math library is bogus).
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