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a = a * 2
Now, getting past the substitute of * for X as an indicator of a multiplication operation, most CS-types will interpret this as a command to double the value of a while a math-type would instead view this as a statement of fact (within the scope of the problem) and infer from this (probably without even thinking about it) that a is zero because no other value satisfies the formula.
Now I wouldn't identify as a "math-type", but I'm pretty sure we could infer a = 1 as an alternative to a = 0
Wow, your comment is almost an exact repeat of what someone wrote in 2004!
by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 31, 2006
Lies! That was only 9 years ago when
The developer wrote in his blog that he wants to add a "Y" to the end but can't think of something for it to stand for.
Now I realize some people want a mobile primary computer and this isn't the machine for them. Judging by the tablet market, people are quite happy to get machines that do one thing, so maybe it would be better if you saw this as a cheap tablet with a keyboard and USB ports.
A more extreme one was the NYPD campaign for people to tweet nice things about the police. No idea who thought that wouldn't end up going badly for them.