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2013-10-16 06:23:03 AM
Have they fixed the 2038 problem though?
 
2013-10-16 09:07:29 AM
Fark's had that in the revolving Fark tagline for over a year now
 
2013-10-16 09:43:04 AM
Looks like some code monkey needed some quick bullet points to justify his existence.
 
2013-10-16 10:08:01 AM

Elegy: Looks like some code monkey needed some quick bullet points to justify his existence.


That or some people are in on the secret to immortality and want that shiat fixed *now*.
 
2013-10-16 10:13:33 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Have they fixed the 2038 problem though?


Good question, I have an open trade in my legacy football league for a 2041 draft pick.
 
2013-10-16 10:35:49 AM

Elegy: Looks like some code monkey needed some quick bullet points to justify his existence.


More likely some executive asked a silly question about being Y3K-compliant.
 
2013-10-16 10:41:39 AM
Doesn't Y2K compliance imply Y3-9K compliance?  Please answer soon, I'm getting worried!
 
2013-10-16 10:45:07 AM
Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.

/I just made that up
 
2013-10-16 11:04:28 AM
If I recall correctly, didn't classic Mac have the ability to go to year 25k+?

I remember testing my Windows 3.1 machine years ago... after year 99, it went to... year 100.
 
2013-10-16 11:08:51 AM
Old joke time (Circa 1999)

"Have you heard about the new Y2K-Y jelly? It lets you easily put four digits in your date instead of just two."
=Smidge=
 
2013-10-16 11:37:32 AM

Thunderboy: Doesn't Y2K compliance imply Y3-9K compliance?  Please answer soon, I'm getting worried!


Depends on how Y2K compliance was achieved, some systems did it by supporting/enforcing (at least) 4 digit dates, others did it with a floating date window, others did it via fixed date windows (and thus might break in 2030 or 2050 or whatever if not updated before then).
 
2013-10-16 12:16:57 PM

xria: Thunderboy: Doesn't Y2K compliance imply Y3-9K compliance?  Please answer soon, I'm getting worried!

Depends on how Y2K compliance was achieved, some systems did it by supporting/enforcing (at least) 4 digit dates, others did it with a floating date window, others did it via fixed date windows (and thus might break in 2030 or 2050 or whatever if not updated before then).


So ... I should start hoarding bread and milk now?
 
2013-10-16 02:34:21 PM
never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

mark twain
 
jvl
2013-10-16 04:16:21 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Have they fixed the 2038 problem though?


Apparently, and because they have a sense of humor, they called it the Y3K problem since it guarantees that dates work long past the year 3000. Which then got some "writers" panties in a knot, which led to this Fark thread.
 
2013-10-16 05:21:28 PM

kittyhas1000legs: If I recall correctly, didn't classic Mac have the ability to go to year 25k+?

I remember testing my Windows 3.1 machine years ago... after year 99, it went to... year 100.


I don't know about the classic Mac, but on my old Windows 3.1 machine, I found that I couldn't set the clock to the year 2000 or later using the DOS utility or the Windows control panel.  However, I was able to set the clock with a four-digit year using a copy of Lotus Organizer from the same era, and the machine worked just fine after that.
 
2013-10-16 09:00:25 PM

Unfreakable: Fark's had that in the revolving Fark tagline for over a year now


This.
 
2013-10-16 09:11:46 PM
The Y10K issue is gonna be a real biatch.
 
2013-10-17 01:39:25 PM
I'll gladly pay you in 986 years for a hamburger today
 
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