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>Hypothetical rant: we've been computing as a species for 60+ years?!?1  
>can't we have accurate math!?!?!

It's called "rounding error" and I'm afraid it's due to the limitations of how we store decimal numbers.  In some senses rounding error can be said to be a product of decimal arithmetic itself.  So I think we're stuck with it.

> Also, you can redefine what a lua number is if you want to....

I *love* this language...