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404 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967323)

404 File Not Found
The requested URL (articles/05/03/17/169200.shtml?tid=130) was not found.

If you feel like it, mail the url, and where ya came from to pater@slashdot.org.

FIX YOUR BROKEN A** SITE

Big 00000000 (3, Funny)

Dashing Leech (688077) | about 9 years ago | (#11967324)

I rate this a 000000000 on the geek scale.

Re:Big 00000000 (4, Funny)

HiredMan (5546) | about 9 years ago | (#11967548)

[Get Fuzzy]

You couldn't be geekier if you were actually standing there with a Dungeon Master's Guide in your hand.

-The old Dungeon Master's Guide or the new one? Because the new ones are swwweeeeeeet!

I stand NOT corrected.

[/Get Fuzzy]

=tkk

Woohoo! (5, Funny)

fdrake76 (696983) | about 9 years ago | (#11967328)

Time to party like it's 1111111110!

ObPedantic (5, Funny)

shrubya (570356) | about 9 years ago | (#11967517)

Actually, the Prince song is about the base 10 digit rollover, when 1999 ends and 2000 begins. So in the proper binary analogy, 10000000000 will be when party's over oops out of time, so we should party like its 1111111111.

I hereby lay claim to at least 00000100 of fdrake76's geek points, preferably in the form of Funny or Informative.

Re:Woohoo! (5, Funny)

FidelCatsro (861135) | about 9 years ago | (#11967567)

As i sit here with a Giant collection of lego star wars toys , several half wrecked old machines servering various services ,a reference book collection to rival that of a national library ,an Espreso machine controled via blue tooth, An ever encroaching beard since i lost my shaving kit under a pile of a Punch cards and a wrist time device that runs linux ,,, I begin to think that this story is far too geeky .. 1010101010 is way cooler anyhow

might be too late! (1)

kingjosh (792336) | about 9 years ago | (#11967337)

Be sure to celebrate soon! If you skip this one and wait for the next 1, you'll be dead . . .

first (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967340)

first post

people with way too much free time on their hands (5, Funny)

VolciMaster (821873) | about 9 years ago | (#11967347)

OK, I know it's cool (and tonight), but how bored do you have to be to figure this out? (Then again, I had a Star Wars II countdown timer running for a while on my desktop...)

Re:people with way too much free time on their han (1)

j.someone (842306) | about 9 years ago | (#11967436)

not that bored :)
php -r 'echo date("r",1111111111);'<br>
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 01:58:31 +0000

It gets better ! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967349)


don't forget people you can see the following amazing sights on your home digital clock without modifications !!

11:11:11
01:01:01
00:00:00
12:34:56

please feel free to add your own

what clock (2, Funny)

way2trivial (601132) | about 9 years ago | (#11967412)

displays 00:00:00

send it back!

Re:what clock (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967442)

In Europe and actually most parts of the world they do.

(Yes, I know that you were joking)

Re:what clock (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967512)

00:00:00 = 12AM

Re:what clock (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967515)

My VCR blinks that all the time.

Dumbest! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967354)

Wow! Dumbest Slashdot story ever!

Re:Dumbest! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967405)

The dumbest story will be the one about the timestamp reaching 10000000000.

Re:Dumbest! (0, Troll)

A beautiful mind (821714) | about 9 years ago | (#11967518)

Do not underestimate our dear editors, i'm sure in the future, given enough time they can produce something even more brilliantly dumb...

In other news... (1)

ikewillis (586793) | about 9 years ago | (#11967356)

It's about to turn 11:11:11 here in approximately a half hour... better celebrate!

Wait, what the fuck is so special about 11:11:11?

Re:In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967546)

Nothing. What's so special about 2000? Also nothing, but a lot of people decided to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside anyway.

I can't even remember how many stupid Discovery Channel specials I saw on either the Dead Sea Scrolls or the Pyramids showing how something special was supposed to happen in 2000.

Re:In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967560)

If it only turned 11:11:11 once, it would be reason to celebrate, or at least observe it anyway.

OMG WHAT IS 1111111111*7478468463476483674862? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967357)



It's my birthday in Rubik's Daylight MalCODE!

Get the time here! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967361)

//Works on Windows anyway, dunno about *nix

#include
#include

void main(void)
{

long int datetimeint = 0;

datetimeint = time(NULL);

cout"Time is "datetimeintendl;

}

Re:Get the time here! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967398)

gah poxy slashcode took out my includes, try this:

#include <time.h>
#include <iostream.h>

void main(void)
{

long int datetimeint = 0;

datetimeint = time(NULL);

cout"Time is "datetimeintendl;

}

here come the consultants! (5, Funny)

yagu (721525) | about 9 years ago | (#11967366)

Yeah, this scares me.... has anyone actually looked into the Y2.038205K crisis?

Re:here come the consultants! (3, Funny)

GigsVT (208848) | about 9 years ago | (#11967427)

Bah, it's not worth worrying about. The Aztec calendar ends long before 2038, and as we all know, the coming singularity will hit at the same time, rendering all current technology extremely obselete.

Unless we get a brain tumor and die first. That would suck.

Re:here come the consultants! (1)

jon787 (512497) | about 9 years ago | (#11967490)

time_t is usually a long now which fixes the problem on 64-bit systems. I think they are hoping we won't be using 32-bit systems in 2038.

Re:here come the consultants! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967519)

yeah but I want to schedule something now for 2038

Re:here come the consultants! (1)

Neophytus (642863) | about 9 years ago | (#11967538)

It was hoped that we wouldn't be using 1970s computers in 2000. Certainly, my local newsagent was still using his atari for managing paper rounds.

Great post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967368)

Slashdot has hit a new low in reporting non-events.

Won't be missing it! (1)

SerialEx13 (605554) | about 9 years ago | (#11967373)

I had just learnt about Unix time shortly after 100000000 had occured. Seemed a rather shame to miss it. I won't be missing this though! 2000000000 is a rather long time to wait to reach another milestone.

Here's the process... (3, Insightful)

Faust7 (314817) | about 9 years ago | (#11967375)

1) Bored Unix programmer visits the Unix time conversion website and enters in "1111111111" for shits and giggles.

2) Bored Unix programmer sees that this is equivalent to just a little while from now.

3) Bored Unix programmer tosses around a few more numbers and submits the story to Slashdot.

4) Story becomes Slashdot front-page news.

Re:Here's the process... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967485)

0) Bored Unix programmer notices that Unix time is 11111932940 and wonder when 111111111 will be.

Re:Here's the process... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967514)

Isn't there supposed to be a step five?

5) PROFIT!

also interesting - 2038 (4, Informative)

Coneasfast (690509) | about 9 years ago | (#11967376)

since we brought this up, it might be interesting for everyone to read and be aware of the year 2038 [deepsky.com] bug.

(by that time, we will all have at least 64-bit systems, but still a cause for concern, read the link)

Re:also interesting - 2038 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967486)

I've already been putting feelers for that big fat y2.038k consultancy contract.

Y2K (4, Funny)

AviLazar (741826) | about 9 years ago | (#11967382)

Is your unix system prepared for the 2^31 system bugs? If you are unsure, download our special program that will tell you if you need to hire some out-of-work Cobol programmer to update your Unix time clock.

Slow news day (2)

krgallagher (743575) | about 9 years ago | (#11967385)

It must be a slow news day.

Oh well, since I am at GMT - 6, I guess that means it will be Thu, 17 Mar 2005 07:58:31 CST for me. I'll have to set my alarm clock.

Re:Slow news day (1)

cerberus04 (792701) | about 9 years ago | (#11967498)

thats gonna be Thu Mar 17 19:58:31 CST 2005.. six the other direction ----- Out of clutter, find simplicity. -Albert Enstein

Countdown to when Slashdot readers will get laid.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967387)

Returns #NAN

It's OK! THe Girl from Jarassic Park will Fix it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967389)

Heck, she KNOWS this system!

Thank you, I'll be eating all leeks.

Next Party (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967393)

Too bad it'll never make it to 2222222222. :-)

Looks like the next big day will be @ 1234567890 which happens to be: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:31:30 GMT

Guess we better celebrate this cause we'll have to wait quite awhile for the party!

Re:Next Party (2, Funny)

fdrake76 (696983) | about 9 years ago | (#11967504)

Too bad it'll never make it to 2222222222. :-)

It will, just not on the computer you're using right now :-)

Prince "1111111111" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967417)

Let's party until it's 1111111111.

I can't seem to see Prince sing this...

On all Unixes? (5, Funny)

identity0 (77976) | about 9 years ago | (#11967431)

So is this true on all Unix-like systems? I just checked the OS X box i'm using at school, it is currently 1111084982 as I type this.

And do we get to sacrifice a virgin when the time comes? Or would sacrificing a non-virgin make more sense in this crowd? : )

Re:On all Unixes? (2, Funny)

eclectro (227083) | about 9 years ago | (#11967508)

And do we get to sacrifice a virgin when the time comes?

You have to catch the virgin first. Sadly, this should prove very difficult for those reading this article.

Re:On all Unixes? (5, Funny)

justforaday (560408) | about 9 years ago | (#11967586)

You have to catch the virgin first. Sadly, this should prove very difficult for those reading this article.

How so? I figure stringing up a fishing net over the cubicle next door should take care of this. I just hope he doesn't get the same idea first...

Re:On all Unixes? (1)

m50d (797211) | about 9 years ago | (#11967566)

Yes, and even some non-unix systems, timestamps are standardised. And if you can find an attractive virgin female...well, I can think of better things to do than sacrifice her, but if that's what you want...

Who cares? It's base 10. (1)

LordByronStyrofoam (587954) | about 9 years ago | (#11967446)

Tell me when it's 01111111111111111111111111111111 BINARY cuz that's when all hell's gonna break loose. All the code that uses a signed it to hold the time will enter a time warp the likes of which will not be seen again unitl - wait! we'll be stuck in an infinite loop! AAAAAAUUGH!!

Fake Nerds (3, Insightful)

Doc Ruby (173196) | about 9 years ago | (#11967447)

Geeks are "fake freaks": freaks by choice, not by nature. Now we've got a horde of Slashdotters talking about how this timestamp story is interesting only if you're really "bored", or have "too much time ;) on your hands". Of course this story is interesting to nerds, who are preternaturally aware that we've got a "Y2K38" event coming up, when all the 32bit timestamps roll over to another epoch. But all these high-numbered posers, whining about how irrelevant or how hard it is to to understand this timeframe, are fake nerds. What is the word for that?

More, the same day (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | about 9 years ago | (#11967450)

1111122222 is Fri, 18 Mar 2005 05:03:42 GMT

1111112345 is Fri, 18 Mar 2005 02:19:05 GMT

and the next day:

1111199999 is Sat, 19 Mar 2005 02:39:59 GMT

These sorts of birthdays are pretty common. People have brain hardware that quickly recognizes patterns, even if the patterns don't mean anything significant.

You need a web-site to tell you that? (1)

mi (197448) | about 9 years ago | (#11967459)

env LANG=C date -r 1111111111
Thu Mar 17 20:58:31 EST 2005

it's a unique enough occasion (1)

johansalk (818687) | about 9 years ago | (#11967464)



Well, 2222222222 is Sat, 02 Jun 2040 03:57:02 GMT

Re:it's a unique enough occasion (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 9 years ago | (#11967482)

Well, 2222222222 is Sat, 02 Jun 2040 03:57:02 GMT

Which is also the date when the Tuvalu .tv domain goes out of service as both Tuvalu and half of Florida go down beneath the waves due to global warming.

Re:it's a unique enough occasion (1)

CypherXero (798440) | about 9 years ago | (#11967535)

We won't ever get to that date with 32-bit UNIX systems, because it's not large enough to hold that number. The highest it will be able to go to is 2147483647, which is GMT 03:14:07, Tuesday, January 19, 2038

Ugliest submission ever (2, Funny)

bonch (38532) | about 9 years ago | (#11967476)

I hereby nominate this as the ugliest headline and submission on Slashdot ever. And that's not even getting into the bizarre grammar of the submitter.

ah HA! (5, Funny)

WormholeFiend (674934) | about 9 years ago | (#11967480)

Finally a holiday for the rest of us!

Wear your propeller beanie and a t-shirt that says "Kiss Me I use Unix".

Re:ah HA! (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 9 years ago | (#11967533)

Wear your propeller beanie and a t-shirt that says "Kiss Me I use Unix".

Or you can wear a snappy red fedora and a t-shirt that says "Kiss Me I use Linux".

use a lepricondom on st. patricks day (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967511)

Remember to practice safe sex on St. Patrick's Day and wear a Lepricondom.

Yeah, but in hex... (3, Funny)

Yaztromo (655250) | about 9 years ago | (#11967525)

...it's 0x423a35c7, which isn't particularily meaningful.

Wake me up when it's 0x42424242 or something, okay?

Yaz.

oh! I know! I know! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967530)

This is the date Slashdot jumps the shark, right?

Or for our AOL readers.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967555)

date +%s Turning REAL OLD LOL!!1!1111111111!!!!!1!!!

News For Nerds. Yes (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967563)

Stuff that matters? No.

1/2

Slashdot is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#11967584)

... such a blatant waste of server space.
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