appendingfic:

ironcheflancaster:

wedonotpromoteviolence:

heirofspacecore:

sleek-black-wings:

thederpywingedone:

batmansymbol:

by the way did I ever tell y’all about the time I got a blank message from nobody, sent on new year’s eve in 1969, when the internet didn’t exist?
because that happened

What the fuck

Time travel.

Or maybe its from 2069, when we’ve developed the technology to send data to the past. You sent yourself a blank message as a test but as the email address you used to send it doesnt exist yet, it came up as no sender

I… what?

OKAY KIDS, LET’S LEARN ABOUT THE UNIX EPOCH
So back in the early days of computers, when we were trying to build clocks to keep all our computers in sync, we tried a bunch of different ways to synchronize them in ways that both normal people could use and programmers could utilize.
We just tried saying “The current time is THIS date” and just storing that date as some text, but while that was easy for humans, it was a bunch of different numbers that worked together in funny ways and computers don’t play nice with a bunch of random, arbitrary rules.
Not much worked, until we realized that we needed a BASELINE to compare against, and a way to represent the current time that covers everybody. So we came up with Unix time, because Unix was the style at the time. Essentially, Unix time represents any given time by saying “How many seconds ago was 12:00 AM on January 1, 1970 in Iceland somewhere?”. Recent enough to keep the numbers relatively small, far enough that nothing computer-y would fall before it, and consistent enough that there’d be no discrepancy based on where you are.
So what happens when you see the date “December 31, 1969” on a buggy message like this is that the computer received a bunch of zeroes by mistake and went “Oh, this must be a message!” Then when it tried to interpret it, it got to the date, found a zero, and said “Zero seconds since the Unix Epoch? I’ll round down - this was sent at the last second of New Year’s Eve, 1969! They’ll be so happy to finally get their blank message.”
And then the computer traipsed off on its merry way, because computers are fucking ridiculous.

This is frankly more hilarious than the 1969 time traveler theory

Milliseconds, not seconds.  And it’s probably -1 being sent, not 0.  So it got a string of 0xFF bytes for the date and interpreted that as “one millisecond before the Unix Epoch”, hence it appearing on the day before.
If it was 0, I’d expect to see the date as 01/01/70 like every other date that fucks up in this way.
POC in JavaScript:
var foo = new Date();foo.setTime(-1);console.log(foo.toUTCString());
Prints out ”Wed, 31 Dec 1969 23:59:59 GMT”.

appendingfic:

ironcheflancaster:

wedonotpromoteviolence:

heirofspacecore:

sleek-black-wings:

thederpywingedone:

batmansymbol:

by the way did I ever tell y’all about the time I got a blank message from nobody, sent on new year’s eve in 1969, when the internet didn’t exist?

because that happened

What the fuck

Time travel.

Or maybe its from 2069, when we’ve developed the technology to send data to the past. You sent yourself a blank message as a test but as the email address you used to send it doesnt exist yet, it came up as no sender

I… what?

OKAY KIDS, LET’S LEARN ABOUT THE UNIX EPOCH

So back in the early days of computers, when we were trying to build clocks to keep all our computers in sync, we tried a bunch of different ways to synchronize them in ways that both normal people could use and programmers could utilize.

We just tried saying “The current time is THIS date” and just storing that date as some text, but while that was easy for humans, it was a bunch of different numbers that worked together in funny ways and computers don’t play nice with a bunch of random, arbitrary rules.

Not much worked, until we realized that we needed a BASELINE to compare against, and a way to represent the current time that covers everybody. So we came up with Unix time, because Unix was the style at the time. Essentially, Unix time represents any given time by saying “How many seconds ago was 12:00 AM on January 1, 1970 in Iceland somewhere?”. Recent enough to keep the numbers relatively small, far enough that nothing computer-y would fall before it, and consistent enough that there’d be no discrepancy based on where you are.

So what happens when you see the date “December 31, 1969” on a buggy message like this is that the computer received a bunch of zeroes by mistake and went “Oh, this must be a message!” Then when it tried to interpret it, it got to the date, found a zero, and said “Zero seconds since the Unix Epoch? I’ll round down - this was sent at the last second of New Year’s Eve, 1969! They’ll be so happy to finally get their blank message.”

And then the computer traipsed off on its merry way, because computers are fucking ridiculous.

This is frankly more hilarious than the 1969 time traveler theory

Milliseconds, not seconds.  And it’s probably -1 being sent, not 0.  So it got a string of 0xFF bytes for the date and interpreted that as “one millisecond before the Unix Epoch”, hence it appearing on the day before.

If it was 0, I’d expect to see the date as 01/01/70 like every other date that fucks up in this way.

POC in JavaScript:

var foo = new Date();
foo.setTime(-1);
console.log(foo.toUTCString());

Prints out ”Wed, 31 Dec 1969 23:59:59 GMT”.

raydelblau:

did-you-kno:

Statistics show that people who take the Myers-Briggs personality test have a 50% chance of falling into a different category if they retake it 5 weeks later. Source

the MBTI is absolute bullshit and i laugh at people who take it seriously 

I’ve been saying this since before it was cool to say this.
There is no such thing as “personality”.  It’s like “talent” and “laziness” - a concept made up to make interpersonal relationships easier at the immense cost of truly understanding other people.
I’m increasingly falling under the impression that “gender” and “sexuality” come under the same umbrella, but I can also understand why some people want to clearly define their gender and sexuality.

raydelblau:

did-you-kno:

Statistics show that people who take the Myers-Briggs personality test have a 50% chance of falling into a different category if they retake it 5 weeks later. Source

the MBTI is absolute bullshit and i laugh at people who take it seriously 

I’ve been saying this since before it was cool to say this.

There is no such thing as “personality”.  It’s like “talent” and “laziness” - a concept made up to make interpersonal relationships easier at the immense cost of truly understanding other people.

I’m increasingly falling under the impression that “gender” and “sexuality” come under the same umbrella, but I can also understand why some people want to clearly define their gender and sexuality.

clearthescreen:

shouldnt:

We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.

What part of the country is this a thing right now??? The only sweaters we’re wearing in Alabama right now - at any time of day - are the ones made of humidity.

This is a thing in Stockholm, Sweden right now, I can assure you. >:(

clearthescreen:

French Friend: well, the total cost of me going to Med school is about 406 a year -
American Friend: THOUSAND?
French Friend: Um, no. 406 Euro. It sounds a little high but it covers the cost of my textbooks, extra classes and most of my housing. How much is it for you?

In Sweden, the government pays you to go to school.

Dunno about med school though.

(Source: nosynonymforsynonym)

outofcontextdnd:

Wizard: I’d like to procure one of these constructs for further study.

Barbarian: I procure it for her.

Barbarian: I procure it a bunch of times, with my axe.

Logan playing D&D?

sabrina-volante:

If you know me, you know that I’m a huge X-Files nerd and in my free time I’ll probably be making more stuff but you can find this on my Society6! There are prints and phone cases available and today only you can get $5 off and free shipping on phone cases when you use this link!
http://society6.com/SabrinaVolante/cases?promo=fbfdb8

sabrina-volante:

If you know me, you know that I’m a huge X-Files nerd and in my free time I’ll probably be making more stuff but you can find this on my Society6! There are prints and phone cases available and today only you can get $5 off and free shipping on phone cases when you use this link!

http://society6.com/SabrinaVolante/cases?promo=fbfdb8

crypsys:

Don’t trust anyone who talks about men as being “alpha” or “beta”, they’re basically comparing themselves to wolves

http://io9.com/why-everything-you-know-about-wolf-packs-is-wrong-502754629

They’re also wrong about wolves.

OK. I think I know why I never finish what I start.

I’m getting quite far with Lords now and, although I’m very far from being bored with it, I’ve found something more fun I want to do.

Write a BASIC interpreter in JavaScript!

It’ll have everything - a VGA emulator (canvas), RAM limitations, the works!

But I want to work on Lords.  Bleh.  :(