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28 January 2008 @ 08:26 am
XKCD FTW  
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chronivorechronivore on January 28th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Heh.
sculptruth on January 28th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
I almost cried at the injustice behind the power of that pun. Terrible terrible day! (lol)
Robinzanfur on January 28th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
The universe started in 1970. Anyone claiming to be over 38 is lying about their age.
Varnvarn_ix on January 28th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Apparently, in thirty years Unix time will exceed 32 bits in many versions, which may break some 30-year loan software in use today.
Khallis: Kanekhallis on January 29th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Yep. 2038 is, from a unix perspective, a much more significant event than Y2K was - but it doesn't quite have the "odometer rolling over" simplicity, or the publicity, to really scare the general public. Yet.
Brettwakko on January 29th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Bah. If anyone is still using 32-bit code in 30 years, they deserve everything they get.
Khallis: Kanekhallis on January 29th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
I can't specifically disagree with the 'deserves what they get' portion... but you have to remember we live in a world that still has important, live, running fortran 77 code in it. Sadly, thirty years has some precedent.
Brettwakko on January 29th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh, I know. I just figure that hitting that limitation once is fine, hitting it twice in a single generation is allowing too many blithering idiots to man the helm.
Khallis: Aftermathkhallis on January 29th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Allowing too many blithering idiots to man the helm?

I haven't come up with a way to stop them yet.

Tomorrow does not look good either. :)
autonomic_pilotautonomic_pilot on January 29th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I love xkcd so very very much.