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2038 Linux / Unix bug

https://slate.com/technology/2019/10/y2k-2038-bug-coding-future.html

another catastrophe on the horizon - planes will fall out of the sky and

all the servers will crash - put your tin hats on and run for the hills.

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Re: 2038 Linux / Unix bug

Oh Dear....  Just as I am getting "settled in" with Linux Mint.....

 

looks like I shall be going back to Windows in 18 years time...Huh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I``m still  around, then Sad

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I reckon that technology will have advanced so much by then that PCs, laptops, tablets, smart phones, operating systems et al  will be obsolete.  You will probably be able to summon up the info or images you require or contact anyone simply by voicing the request.

(The Millennium Bug is the reason I retired early.  Nobody would commission new software in 1999!) 

 

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Re: 2038 Linux / Unix bug

Any 64bit *nix system should be okay - as long as any software running on it uses a 64bit compiler OR the authors used longint (or similar) instead of a normal signed 32bit integer.

Yes it might be an issue on some systems but by that time i suspect those running any 32bit OS / software will have upgraded anyway.

Thankfully Win7 is 64bit... I'm quite happy with this OS - it can out tick the current age of the universe with a 64bit integer.. Definitely the way forward..

That reminds me, i need to upgrade my WinXP VMs as those are all 32bit and only good for another decade or so...

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Re: 2038 Linux / Unix bug

@shutter 

I share your concern as to whether I will still be around to worry about it!  🤥

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Re: 2038 Linux / Unix bug

Given the doom and gloom over the "world war three" stuff, I think there's plenty of people wondering whether to worry about living to 2038 or not... 😂

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If I remember rightly, the way the change of millennium was dealt with in Windows 98 was to assume that years indicated with only the last two-digits were between 1931 and 2030.  I shan't have to worry about changing this since the clock on my 1999 laptop stopped working a couple of years ago, and it's happily living in the belief that every day is 28th May 1998.

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@Jonpe wrote:

I shan't have to worry about changing this since the clock on my 1999 laptop stopped working a couple of years ago, and it's happily living in the belief that every day is 28th May 1998.


I had a free trial of AutoCad once that stopped working after 30 days,  all I had to do was turn the computers clock back

and it started working again - bit of an inconvenience that the date on file was wrong but easily fixed with the  YYYY-MM-DD date prefix to filename ( maybe that is why I started doing that with filenames and have done ever since ).

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Just checked a reach truck at work & the firmware on that is good until the year 2127 - ive no idea what software language the crazy swedish use for the firmware.

Anyway i wont be around to worry what happens after then & neither will the forklift.
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Anyway i wont be around to worry what happens after then & neither will the forklift.

Clearly your company doesn't maintain their equipment as well as I look after mine - e.g. my 27 year old broom which has had 11 new heads and 6 new handles and still works perfectly.  Cheesy

 

 

 

I've got my coat thanks.  Thumbs_Up

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Re: 2038 Linux / Unix bug

@RobPN   Not buying a Dyson, or a GTech, then  ? ? ?Roll_eyesRoll_eyesRoll_eyes

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@shutter 

No need to throw money at an over-priced Dyson when you can have the Rolls Royce of Brooms for far less!  Grin

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Re: 2038 Linux / Unix bug

Talking about bugs,  this one could probably eat your computer...

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10656601/giant-spider-goldfish-south-africa/

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@wotsup wrote:

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10656601/giant-spider-goldfish-south-africa/


A story about ... "A pet owner was left stunned when he tried to show off his goldfish to his new date" ...

 

... "Jérémy Schalkwijk who had taken Athina Yalias to see the fish in his pond in Barberton, South Africa" ...

 

... and apparently she shaves down there ...

 

"Jérémy said: "I spotted this on the second date I had with Athina. She is not a real bush woman ... "

 

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