Interesting, no?

  • @[email protected]
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    272 months ago

    Dude, as you probably know, this last weekend was daylight savings time. However, I think you’ve forgotten that it is also a leap year which means you have to set your calendar forward 73 years.

    Don’t worry, it happens to us all and besides we get those years back in November.

  • @TootSweet
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    122 months ago

    Why the actual fuck 73 years? (It was exactly 73 years, right? Not like 72 years, 362 days, 7 hours or something, right?) Some power of two or power of ten would make more sense, right?

    I suppose it’s possible that 73 years is exactly a power of two nanoseconds or something? (In fact, it looks to be very close to 2^61 nanoseconds. log_base_2(73*365.2425*24*60*60*1000*1000*1000) is 60.998632. The difference from exactly 61 could be because 365.2425 isn’t sufficiently precise for the number of days in a year.)

    But then, if there was going to be a single-bit corruption in the time, it’s really weird and coincidental that it would be the specific bit that’s makes it almost exactly an even-number of years. So that seems unlikely as well.

    I’m stumped, but curious as fuck.

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      12 months ago

      The question isn’t “how coincidental is it that this happened in this case” but “how coincidental is it that this happened at least once, among the billions of humans over the decades” and that second one is much, much more likely.

    • @Gemini24601OP
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      162 months ago

      2079 is the year of the Linux desktop!

      • Pumpkin Escobar
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        22 months ago

        FINALLY!

        Oddly, I’ve switched over my last windows machines to linux (I’ve tried this like 3-5 times over the years) and I think it’s finally going to stick this time. I guess I too am living in the future. #feelsgoodman

  • @Nobody
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    62 months ago

    “Unverified user detected. Please report to a Microsoft Registration and Reeducation Center immediately. All hail God Emperor Gates.”

  • @Shady_Shiroe
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    62 months ago

    I have a laptop laying around that is dual booted and after every update the calendar/clock thinks I ended up in China showing Chinese characters for days of the week and time zone switching to around that area as well.

    Doesn’t bother me much cuz I rarely use that laptop.

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    2 months ago

    Rise and shine, Mister Gemini, rise and … shine. Not that I wish to imply that you have been sleeping on the job… let’s just say your hour… has come again.