About The Contest

The first ever Olympiad of Misguided Geeks contest at Worse Than Failure (or OMGWTF for short) is a new kind of programming contest. Readers are invited to be creative with devising a calculator with the craziest code they can write. One lucky and potentially insane winner will get either a brand new MacBook Pro or comparable Sony VAIO laptop.



Entry #100086: Bizinary

by Lee Crabtree
I saw a bunch of suggestions involving ridiculously overcomplicated solutions, but they all looked like they would take me more than an hour to code up, so they were quickly discarded. I took the route of doing everything in binary arithmetic, and through a curious quirk, only division supports floating-point answers (for example: "1/2" produces "0.5" as instructed, but if you turn around and try to multiply that by "1", you get "0").

Actually, it's not really that curious a quirk. I got lazy in the middle and just started casting everything to integers after seeing that none of the test

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