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Year 2038 Problem

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Since this has moved away from being an XP question and become more general... since the inclusion of Windows 2000 and Debian, I'll stick this in Software Hangout.

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Jaclaz, I'm guessing POSIX isn't used in Windows NT?

WHY guessing? :w00t:

Wouldn't researching be more reliable? :unsure:

POSIX is a Windows NT subsystem:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX#POSIX_for_Windows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_POSIX_subsystem

This is the "new version" of it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Services_for_UNIX

(I have NO idea if this latter is 2038 compatible)

PERL normally runs in the POSIX subsystem so it tests it (and not the actual NT).

You being a Developer, have you worked on any versions of Windows?

Well, actually I have worked on ANY Windows version, starting from 1.0, but NOT in the sense you seem to think the "developer" label has been given to me on MSFN, but I am NOT a developer, at the most I put a couple of lines of batch together (and PUSH "real" developers to do their work ;))

Any videogames?

You must be joking.

I am a dinosaur, one of the most advanced videogames I ever played has been (very recently) this one :ph34r: :

jaclaz

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Jaclaz, I'm guessing POSIX isn't used in Windows NT?

WHY guessing? :w00t:

Wouldn't researching be more reliable? :unsure:

POSIX is a Windows NT subsystem:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX#POSIX_for_Windows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_POSIX_subsystem

This is the "new version" of it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Services_for_UNIX

(I have NO idea if this latter is 2038 compatible)

PERL normally runs in the POSIX subsystem so it tests it (and not the actual NT).

You being a Developer, have you worked on any versions of Windows?

Well, actually I have worked on ANY Windows version, starting from 1.0, but NOT in the sense you seem to think the "developer" label has been given to me on MSFN, but I am NOT a developer, at the most I put a couple of lines of batch together (and PUSH "real" developers to do their work ;))

Any videogames?

You must be joking.

I am a dinosaur, one of the most advanced videogames I ever played has been (very recently) this one :ph34r: :

jaclaz

I do try to research everything. The problem is Wikipedia and everywhere else make simple stuff into a book and use developer speak that I can't understand. They take all the fun out of learning. First I get mad. Then I laugh at them...like I'm about to do now. LOL You had me fooled good. Why with your high-level tech talk, eccentric yet sarcastic approach to help desk, and constant Wikipedia links, I really thought you were a Developer. A non-developer with a developer title. That's like a man with a needle calling himself a doctor. Wouldn't your proper title be Project Manager? And please explain how the "developers" could allow another Y2K, when it all it took to prevent the first one was setting the start of time to 0. LMAO

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[Why with your high-level tech talk, eccentric yet sarcastic approach to help desk, and constant Wikipedia links, I really thought you were a Developer.

Naah, Wikipedia is the very basic info, mostly for kids :w00t:;).

Real developers (besides drinking COKE) :

http://uranus.chrysocome.net/coke.htm

Talk in some kind of jargon that it will take you a few years to understand, you want an example of developers talk, you should peek on some mailing list, or github examples:

https://github.com/tmm1/perftools.rb/pull/24

http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2010-03/msg00222.html

(and these are the easy to understand ones :whistle:)

jaclaz

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Jaclaz, do you not eat, sleep or bathe and spend all your time reading computer Wikis and Microsoft Knowledge Base articles? Because you know an awful lot about technology. ;)

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I do try to research everything. The problem is Wikipedia and everywhere else make simple stuff into a book and use developer speak that I can't understand. They take all the fun out of learning.

Naah, Wikipedia is the very basic info, mostly for kids :w00t:;)

For technology I will agree. If you try looking up sports injuries or body parts/muscles you do not know, that is another story! :wacko:

Jaclaz, do you not eat, sleep or bathe and spend all your time reading computer Wikis and Microsoft Knowledge Base articles? Because you know an awful lot about technology. ;)

While I agree to a point, everyone has their specialties. I think that given time, Jaclaz can possibly replace google since he has all the relevant links, while google likes to toss a bunch of other things in there, especially when it does that "we searched for this instead of what you typed, click here to actually search for what you typed in." crap. :realmad::lol:

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I do try to research everything. The problem is Wikipedia and everywhere else make simple stuff into a book and use developer speak that I can't understand. They take all the fun out of learning.

Naah, Wikipedia is the very basic info, mostly for kids :w00t:;)

For technology I will agree. If you try looking up sports injuries or body parts/muscles you do not know, that is another story! :wacko:

Jaclaz, do you not eat, sleep or bathe and spend all your time reading computer Wikis and Microsoft Knowledge Base articles? Because you know an awful lot about technology. ;)

While I agree to a point, everyone has their specialties. I think that given time, Jaclaz can possibly replace google since he has all the relevant links, while google likes to toss a bunch of other things in there, especially when it does that "we searched for this instead of what you typed, click here to actually search for what you typed in." crap. :realmad::lol:

Yeah, Jaclaz is the new search engine. Best of all he's malware-free. Everybody has a purpose. Nobody knows it all. The intent of forums, just like MSFN, is to bring diverse minds together to solve all problems. Never be afraid to ask for help or feel stupid asking for it. We all learn in different ways and at different speeds. I never forget that and try to return the favor whenever I can. There's way too many idiotic things in this industry to keep it all straight, all the time.

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