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Jan 21st, 2009 04:26 AM
VaporTrailx1 I just want to see what will happen when one of these computers hit's the same date over again. somebody should play around and see what happens if they got an Amiga or an early Packard Bell. BTW as a side note, some highway weigh stations still operate on commodore 64's and Amigas.
Jan 21st, 2009 12:23 AM
Tadao 1900 didn't exist. 00 existed.
Jan 21st, 2009 12:17 AM
VaporTrailx1 "t was speculated that computer programs could stop working or produce erroneous results because they stored years with only two digits and that the year 2000 would be represented by 00 and would be interpreted by software as the year 1900" - wikipedia

If the system can recognize 1900... I don't know where to start with this.
If 1900 exists in the system, that would mean that they were dumb enough to have had an 8 digit dating system software that only saved info in 6 digit format, or that depended upon inferior programming of whatever OS.

I can't even come up with a good analogy for this. all I know is some programmers should still be serving time.
Jan 20th, 2009 11:03 PM
ZeldaQueen That wasn't what I meant.

Oh, never mind. The point is that nothing happened while people were busy building bomb shelters. I remember reading about a girl who worried that they'd be stuck indoors and have to drink her water bed.
Jan 20th, 2009 11:01 PM
Tadao
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My dad's an engineer and he didn't think there was cause for concern.
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That's because many people worked day and night to recode software so that shit wouldn't fuck up.
Jan 20th, 2009 10:59 PM
ZeldaQueen Depends on who you ask. I've heard it argued on both sides. My dad's an engineer and he didn't think there was cause for concern.

On an unrelated note, I loved Office Space! Especially the printer.
Jan 20th, 2009 10:55 PM
Tadao That's because many people worked day and night to recode software so that shit wouldn't fuck up. Watch office space.
Jan 20th, 2009 10:47 PM
ZeldaQueen I know nothing happened. I was in fifth grade when that came up. My teacher passed out copies of "Time Magazine for Kids" to us all and we read about it, the result of which was that I came home from school freaked out that the world was coming to an end.

Of course, come New Years nothing actually happened. Go figure.
Jan 20th, 2009 06:59 PM
Alive
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Speaking of Millenium, whatever happened to that Y2K thing? Wasn't there supposed to be some technological apocolypse?
Your nearly a decade too late on that one. i think it would have happened by now. dont know exactly how young you are but nothing happened.
Jan 20th, 2009 06:10 PM
ZeldaQueen Speaking of Millenium, whatever happened to that Y2K thing? Wasn't there supposed to be some technological apocolypse?
Jan 20th, 2009 03:43 PM
Big Papa Goat That's millenarian. Millenialist is also acceptable.
Jan 20th, 2009 01:57 PM
kahljorn WE LIVE IN FASCINATING TIMES IN WHICH THINGS ARE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TIME PERIODS! EVERYTHING IS FUCKED UP CAUSE THE EMPIRE IS GOING TO FALL. IM A PROFESSED MILLENARIANIST.
Jan 19th, 2009 10:41 PM
ZeldaQueen
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What the fuck are you talking about? He's talking about this month being fucked up, not January of 27 million B.C. I mean, shit, I don't think we're going extinct this month. Not to mention journalism from that era is spotty at best.
My point is that the world's always had messes. We've managed to (more or less) stumble through, but it's kind of weird to think about it.
Jan 19th, 2009 11:04 AM
Dimnos Now they say coral deeper than 4,200 feet is dying. What is our world coming to?
Jan 19th, 2009 02:56 AM
Evil Robot This is also the belief of the Discovery Channel.
Jan 19th, 2009 02:56 AM
Evil Robot It is my belief that world strife progresses at the same exponential rate as technology. "International bad events" will continue to grow in frequency and grow worse with time.
Jan 19th, 2009 12:03 AM
pac-man What the fuck are you talking about? He's talking about this month being fucked up, not January of 27 million B.C. I mean, shit, I don't think we're going extinct this month. Not to mention journalism from that era is spotty at best.
Jan 18th, 2009 11:32 PM
ZeldaQueen Nah, but they did have meteors and bigger, carnivorous dinosaurs to worry about. You ever see those "Walking With Dinosaur"-type movies? The narrator will be like "We can see the mother leaving her nest. The eggs will soon hatch. But the noise in the bushes indicates that a hungry egg-eater has other plans. The mother senses danger, but is not in time to rescue three of the five eggs. Then, an ancestor of the modern-day alligator comes out of the water, looking for dinner. The mother turns to fight him off, but she is too tired from her fight. She will not last long, leaving the remaining eggs defenseless..."
Jan 18th, 2009 09:08 PM
Evil Robot Yeah but dinosaurs never had no nuclear bombs and shit.
Jan 18th, 2009 08:23 PM
ZeldaQueen There've been problems the whole world over since life began. Time was primative life was probably worrying about the loss of ocean water and whether or not they could develop working lungs.
Jan 18th, 2009 08:09 PM
Evil Robot Quit that crap about the rest of the world, your always trying to make everybody look like uncaring assholes by pointing out that they don't spend every waking minute solving the worlds problems.
Jan 18th, 2009 06:49 PM
Abcdxxxx Are you sure January isn't just the month you became aware of the current climate instead? None of this popped out a box on New Years day. More people have died in the Congo, and the Chinese and Russian are jailing minorities left and right, without anyone caring....this is just getting started.
Jan 18th, 2009 01:35 PM
Shrubfest Suddenly, the 'you're fucked' i was expecting this month has become a 'you're fucked' of a much better context.
Jan 18th, 2009 12:13 AM
ZeldaQueen Let this be a lesson to all geese on this forum: Never wait until the last minute when it comes to travel plans.
Jan 17th, 2009 10:46 PM
VaporTrailx1 The geese should have known better and flown south months ago.
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