Martha reads an article that warns of new CPUs incorrectly calculating large values.
Cosmic rays can actually interfere with computer memory bits if they rays hit the computer hardware in just the right way. Although this type of occurrence is extremely rare, it is does happen, and can cause the corruption of data. Some types of memory have a force error-correcting code (ECC) which can help mitigate the damage done by cosmic rays. Although 1 bit is the smallest possible unit of measurement in computer memory, even the alteration of 1 bit can have catastrophic consequences on a process or file as whole.