from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or being a method of writing numerical quantities with a predetermined number of digits and with the decimal located at a single unchanging position.
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- adjective computing Being or using an internal
number representationwith a fixednumber of decimal places(as opposed to floating-point).
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Their fixed-point flight redemption offer is going away on March 1st, and earlier this month Adam discovered that they've already lowered the cap from $4200 to $2800, although there was no mention of this change on their website when he logged in to redeem his points.
Citibank's "ThankYou" network (www. thankyou.com) has offered a fixed-point flight redemption offer for a while. 140,000 points, for instance, has netted a roundtrip business class flight valued up to $4200 between the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
I'm just confused as to why it is considered a cone, unless it is for a single fixed-point directional transmission.
Personal Light Cone james_nicoll 2010
They knew how to get a frenzy whipped up, that bargain-crazy look in the eyes of people, that fixed-point mad glare behind the eyes of a shopper with a shopping cart.
How, asked Dodd, did Blair square his love of change with his attraction to fixed-point Catholicism?
As a thought experiment, we can figure out how much of a decelerative shock a perfectly efficient fixed-point ‘momentum extractor’ would have to inflict on passing cars in order to generate 30 kilowatts of power.
But Dr. Axelrod of Washington -- who has about 150,000 points in Citi's ThankYou program -- says eliminating the fixed-point redemptions reduces much of the program's competitive advantages.
Banks Make Rewards Plans Less Rewarding Jane J. Kim 2009
Uses a custom fixed-point 3D engine for image generation, along with numerous hand crafted sprites and animations.
The reasons being that the application will use fixed-point binary arithmetic, units, and data output as line-graphs.
Better Web Application Framework Chris Jobling 2008
Geoff Hoon's idea of a "fairer" system is one that does away with fixed-point cameras, and replaces them with average speed ones.
Archive 2008-11-01 Patrick Vessey 2008