coping with year 2038?

how will you cope? computer time and date hits the upper possibilities of keeping time and we are in deep shit

if you still remember year 2000 problem, it was nothing compared to year 2038

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thank god I'm dead by that time. Don't know. Don't care. Not my problem.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't have to care about that for at least a decade
      By then the open sores nerds should have it sorted out for me
      With any luck I don't wok in IT by then anymore

      the problem is, two billion hits the limit for 32 bit INT variable in computer programming languages (C, C++, etC..)

      2,147,483,647 is the limit in decimals

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Everyone already knows this

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          yes but will anyone do something about it?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not my problem

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            they'll likely do something about it when the time comes.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's already fixed, underage-kun. Stay safe out there.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        32 bit is already obsolete, it's a non issue

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          what if there will be 32-bit code on servers in 2038?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            There won't be, the hardware will be too slow

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            but in 2024 we still have some of them

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yes but we're talking about 2038

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            2038 is 14 more years. It's actually inconceivable how much the landscape might change. Think back about how technology looked in 2010.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Think back about how technology looked in 2010.
            about the same?
            i mean compared to 14 more years before that (1996) it hasn't changed much

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Okay moron, at least you admit you're an obtuse homosexual.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            holy frick man, you're not real

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's okay he was a toddler in 2014.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            i wasn't even a toddler in 1996

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah anon, because you're underaged right now. You weren't alive in 96 or 2010. But it would be even worse if you were 50+ years old saying this shit, means you're truly a moronic boomer.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's okay he was a toddler in 2014.

            What are you Black folk talking about? He's right. Nothing has changed since 2014, not for the better anyway. Seriously, name one thing.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Last night I was lying in bed thinking about this shitshow and how utterly useless Unix trannies are for even thinking this was at any point acceptable.
            But the worst of them has to be that Black person Linus. When he decided to copy all that shit didn't he think even for a second "gee, maybe I should add a couple of bytes to future proof this shit" but nooooo!
            >if you still remember year 2000 problem, it was nothing compared to year 2038
            This will be way more impactful. All these little trinkets that won't or can't be updated. ffs what a catastrophe.

            As always some moronic basement dweller opining whatever bullshit came into his mind.

            they'll likely do something about it when the time comes.

            And every piece of hardware and software in the galaxy will automagically update itself, somehow.

            I don't run an obsolete 1970s mainframe OS, so I don't have that problem.

            Based

            2038 is 14 more years. It's actually inconceivable how much the landscape might change. Think back about how technology looked in 2010.

            >Think back about how technology looked in 2010.
            Literally everything is the same as it was back then.

            Okay moron, at least you admit you're an obtuse homosexual.

            kys

            Reality
            >Everyone assumes "it's fixed"
            >There's ackshually many obscure closed source legacy banking/payroll/management/etc service that start silently spitting out garbage for months
            >Everyone is too chatgpt-brained to know how to fix the problem
            >The reactive nature of management allows the problem to continue to spiral too far out of control (even though they were likely aware of the problem needing to be addressed years in advance). Many meetings about meetings to plan meetings are held.
            >Problem statement eventually captured in a JIRA ticket 3 months later
            >Ticket gets buried in backlog and without saying a single word about it to each other, it becomes a self-evident piece of domain knowledge to never mention the problem when outsiders are present.
            >2045 rolls around
            >Junior dev gets pwned and doesn't know wtf just happened. Scapegoated into taking fall for entire company.

            This

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Windows and DOS are not affected. Only Unix-like systems are affected by this.

            >But the worst of them has to be that Black person Linus. When he decided to copy all that shit didn't he think even for a second "gee, maybe I should add a couple of bytes to future proof this shit" but nooooo!
            Or he could have started at a different date like 1990 instead of 1970.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Companies still makes use of ISA and PCI slots. Windows 98/2000/XP isn't dead at all. Heck even OS-2 is still in operation in ATMs and public transport

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have to care about that for at least a decade
    By then the open sores nerds should have it sorted out for me
    With any luck I don't wok in IT by then anymore

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just add more bits

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      anything 64bit has been using 64bit unix time for decades
      also it's possible to use 64bit time on 32bit systems with updates (the caveat is that software has to be updated to use it), for example linux since 5.1 supports 64bit time on 32bit systems

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what would happen
    >99.9% of software is already patched
    >literally no one is affected except maybe some random train station clock that goes back to 1970

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reality
      >Everyone assumes "it's fixed"
      >There's ackshually many obscure closed source legacy banking/payroll/management/etc service that start silently spitting out garbage for months
      >Everyone is too chatgpt-brained to know how to fix the problem
      >The reactive nature of management allows the problem to continue to spiral too far out of control (even though they were likely aware of the problem needing to be addressed years in advance). Many meetings about meetings to plan meetings are held.
      >Problem statement eventually captured in a JIRA ticket 3 months later
      >Ticket gets buried in backlog and without saying a single word about it to each other, it becomes a self-evident piece of domain knowledge to never mention the problem when outsiders are present.
      >2045 rolls around
      >Junior dev gets pwned and doesn't know wtf just happened. Scapegoated into taking fall for entire company.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I won't live that long.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most Linux libcs offer 64 bit time_t even on 32 bit platforms.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      how did they manage to accomplish 64 bit time on top of 32 bits

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This isn't hard. 64 bit integer types are available on all 32 bit platforms given the right compiler.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          can it be fairly easily used to patch old code

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It really depends. Most of this probably affects embedded shit. Embedded shit tends to have very special setups with special hardware and drivers, which nobody wants to radically update. On the other hand, the time on them (if they even know the actual clock time) is not important.
            Servers are all 64 bit these days because they run on recent hardware with recent software.
            So I don't know which systems the 2038 issues is supposed to critically affect.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't know which systems the 2038 issues is supposed to critically affect.
            Software that uses Unix timestamps, but doesn't have a 64-bit version for Windows.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Somehow I doubt your Windows 95 setup needs the clock to be set correctly.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I was talking about Windows 11.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So that was the IBM 5100 for

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't run an obsolete 1970s mainframe OS, so I don't have that problem.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if 2038 is the next Y2K, then 2039 is the next 9/11

    please destroy the stupid OWTC

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder if a scam artist will use this and trick people like they tricked them with Y2K. But I doubt people are stupid like that to fall for the same act again. Here's hoping.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'll make them fall for it
      No way in hell I am letting it slide. I have to start preparing now.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    hopefully I will be dead by then

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This doesn't suddenly become a problem in 2038. It's already a problem for things that handle dates later than 2038-01-19.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >2000 doomsayers are back again
    It will be a literal nothingburger, frick off

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It'll be a nothingburger because Unix doesn't matter.

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