• (nodebb)

    The last one puzzles me for more reasons than the goofy time-remaining.

    Frist of all, it's not much of a discount (OK, it's 100%, but 100% of one cent is still, well, one cent).

    Snecod, in my experience, it's normal for "Suchandso Prologue" to be a sort of "sample chapter" for "Suchandso" which will release soon, and they're always free on Steam.

  • MiserableOldGit (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    It's -100% off, so shouldn't that have doubled the price?

  • Brian (unregistered)

    Hmm, a movie crossover where Vin Diesel goes from an illegal street racer to a NASCAR superspy? I'd watch that.

  • (nodebb) in reply to MiserableOldGit

    It's -100% off, so shouldn't that have doubled the price?

    You're not wrong. This one is just jam-packed with WTF, then. Here's hoping that the game itself is less WTFy than the promotion.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    Well, the game will ship when it finally compiles without errors and does not crash with an Exception report under normal play-testing.

  • OldCoder (unregistered) in reply to Nutster

    That would be never, then.

  • Ben Golomov (unregistered)

    February 3000 is approximately 357203 days from now. I bet it was February 30 with two extra zeros (02-30 -> 02-3000) that got parsed somehow as a month-year instead of month-day by some stupid "user-friendly" library.

    Lesson learned: always use ISO8601.

  • (nodebb)

    I read The Daily WTF via the same site the ESPN story was screenshot in.

    Seeing a story within a story threw my brain for a loop momentarily.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Ben Golomov

    I bet it was February 30

    Oh, I didn't know we were in the Sweden of 1712.


  • 🤷 (unregistered)

    So, what's up with Mark? Did he leave TheDailyWTF? His last article is from last month.

  • markm (unregistered)

    Ben and Steve: You are assuming that the month Remy posted this is the month Denilson saw it. If there was a delay of a few weeks, either because Denilson did not send it immediately or because Remy holds items until an appropriate place opens up, it might have been "01-30" that was interpreted as Jan 3000 instead of Jan 30 of the current year.

    Yes, consistent use of ISO8601 for internal date representations would prevent this and a whole lot of other messes. So would using either the Unix or Windows epoch dating - although either one of these will fail dramatically in a few decades, while ISO8601 is good through 9999-12-31, making it somewhat unlikely that the code you wrote today will still be in use. (I am leery of making that an absolute prediction, remembering how I never even considered whether the COBOL and FORTRAN I wrote in 1971 might survive for 29 years.)

  • (nodebb) in reply to markm

    Ben and Steve: You are assuming that the month Remy posted this is the month Denilson saw it.

    I wasn't assuming any such thing. My response was an (apparently failed) attempt at humour based on what Ben said.

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