Thursday, July 9, 2009

Why I Use 64-Bit Linux

What's wrong with planning ahead?

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I'm sure I'll have lots of other problems to deal with in 2038, like whether we'll be having soup that day.

By way of background, back in the early 90's I was on a software project that had to predict the orbit of the planets and the moon. Someone asked whether it was Y2K compliant. Since it was written for Unix, I said it would be fine until 2037, and I was willing to let the Year 2038 problem take care of itself.

It's important to give future generations something to strive for.


Russ said...

Maybe this is why all of my Y3K hats aren't selling.

Cujo359 said...

Rather like the Sun going out - it's something no one's got around to worrying about yet.