• strangeways (nodebb)

    19th January 2038, nothing special about that... oh wait.

  • ScienceCat (nodebb)

    Your message will not be not Frist. Frist could not be completed due to insufficient Frist. Frist will be posted in 801 to 802 months.

  • Quite (unregistered)

    "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation" yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation.

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to strangeways

    Obviously the ISP doesn't expect to be around after the timer overflows. I bet they don't support IPv6 either.

  • Gargravarr (unregistered)

    "Seems my VPN provider knows when to cancel my lifetime subscription in advance. Do they know something that I don't?" writes Niels.

    Yes, the universe is scheduled to end in 2038.

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    in 15 milliseconds sound will travel 5.1 meters

  • CommentConstructor (unregistered)

    Provides functionality common to all comments. Provides functionality common to all comments. Provides functionality common to all comments. Provides functionality common to all comments. Provides functionality common to all comments. Provides functionality common to all comments.

  • Carl Witthoft (google) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    Actually 5.414 m, but only at STP in dry air. In a diamond crystal, approx. 180 m . And in space (Spaaaaaace!), rather much nowhere at all.

  • Quite (unregistered) in reply to Gargravarr

    My take on it is that they cannot guarantee to be in business after that day, so they're anticipating any legal problems that may arise. In the small print it probably says: "A lifetime subscription is the lifetime of the subscriber, or until Jan 19 2038, whichever comes sooner. After that time, Unix dies."

  • jkshapiro (nodebb)

    Eric:

    I see strength in you, like the strength of the base class from which all classes are derived from. You shall be called Object, the base of the system.

    Eat at Joe's

  • Clint (unregistered)

    This comment will not be not posted not no way not ever.

  • IamRobot (unregistered)

    strangeways had it right

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

  • Brian Boorman (google) in reply to bvs23bkv33
    in 15 milliseconds sound will travel 5.1 meters
    Depends. Do you mean sound as in acoustical pressure? If so, then what atmospheric pressure or altitude do you care your measurement be accurate for? It's different on the ocean beach from the top of Mt Everest.
  • RichP (unregistered) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    in 15 msec, sound will travel 2.10923553719 MGWs* or 0.5536 double-decker busses, to use a more standard unit of measurement.

    • MGW = Mitsubishi Galant Wheelbases. Wolfram Alpha is amazing, it has all the standard units of measurement.
  • rdwells (unregistered)

    "Speedy null" is, of course, one step short of "wicked null".

  • Eric Lizotte (google) in reply to jkshapiro

    Brought to you by Carl's Jr.

  • Ron Fox (google) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    In what medium?

  • Ron Fox (google) in reply to Carl Witthoft

    ...and in a Mitsubishi Galant it depends on the wheelbase as that determines where the medium transitions are. There it all makes sense now.

  • Paul Neumann (unregistered)

    Could someone please post the conversion factor from Mitsubishi Galant to Delorean for the parts of the world that don't use a dated draconian system of measurment?

  • Donald Leslie (google)

    So in 800 or 801 months you can get a gift wrapped crate with all the issues.

  • Ben Lubar (github)

    This is a masterfully prepared Object roast containing well minced provides functionality common to all JavaScript objects, minced provides functionality common to all JavaScript objects, minced provides functionality common to all JavaScript objects, and superbly minced provides functionality common to all JavaScript objects.

  • dkf (nodebb) in reply to Carl Witthoft

    And in space (Spaaaaaace!), rather much nowhere at all.

    Sound propagates in space. (No, not like shitty movies do; this is real.) That's because space isn't actually empty; it's just got a very tenuous gas or plasma in it. The wavelengths that propagate best are rather long though, given how far things are between atoms…

  • Dafydd (unregistered)

    A better (but not perfect) query for sound distances:

    speed of sound x 15 milliseconds

  • Tonsil (unregistered)

    Well, I suppose you're going to need a null modem cable.

  • urkerab (nodebb) in reply to Quite

    It's a shame your name isn't Quine...

    On another note, it's fortunate they weren't looking at Function, as its constructor is Function...

  • urkerab (nodebb) in reply to Quite

    It's a shame your name isn't Quine...

    On another note, it's fortunate they weren't looking at Function, as its constructor is Function...

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