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Old 06-19-2002, 08:43 AM   #16
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well, there's some unix flavour out there already running at 64-bits sometime ago, eg, Compaq tru-64 unix, formerly known as Digital Tru-64 Unix.

A lot of large computer corporations are gear towards Linux and is it really a problem for Linux running at >64 bits in the near future?
 
Old 06-19-2002, 09:34 AM   #17
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i'm sure it'll keep up until it becomes irrelevant one day and we'll all have to put down our keyboards and surrender...
 
Old 06-19-2002, 01:18 PM   #18
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Originally posted by Nelleh
What about all those servers that were set up in 1999 that still wont need a reboot by 2031?
After 40 years, it's time for a security upgrade
 
Old 06-19-2002, 11:52 PM   #19
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...LOLOLOL...
 
Old 06-20-2002, 12:26 AM   #20
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tundra... isn't there something in the site docs about not reviving 4-month old pointless threads? i'm sure it's in there somewhere...

put your wrist out *slap* - now don't do that again .
 
Old 06-20-2002, 01:54 AM   #21
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it's not in the rules isa. my turn to slap your wrist.
in any case, i didn't see the date. my apologies.

Last edited by tundra; 06-20-2002 at 01:56 AM.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 06:33 AM   #22
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Helluva thread though. Hopefully by then we will have bill and all his money on our side, then we can rule the world in whichever bit we choose.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 08:45 AM   #23
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Originally posted by trickykid
by 2031, we won't be using what we call computers today... i am sure we will have something totally new and better...
If you mean the PC then I hope your right. Will we ever ditch ISA technology???
 
Old 06-20-2002, 08:50 AM   #24
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by 2031, we won't be using what we call computers today... i am sure we will have something totally new and better...
Thank god we use linux and not some ancient old OS developed back in the 60's
 
Old 06-20-2002, 03:12 PM   #25
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Computers will be completely different by then... They will probably use photons instead of electrons, and will utilize the "beaming" technology, recently used to transport a laser carrying information across a labratory, by scientists in Austraila.
 
Old 06-25-2002, 03:11 AM   #26
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wud u please explain how the problem will arise in 2031 if 32 bit registers are used???
 
Old 06-25-2002, 04:52 AM   #27
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I can't believe this!

None of you have realized that 1k is 1024, therefore Y2K is really 2048?!?!

This is the real reason that the end of civilization didn't come with January 1, 2000.
 
Old 06-25-2002, 07:46 AM   #28
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Who cares if 2 kilobytes is equals to 2048?????
 
Old 06-25-2002, 04:49 PM   #29
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Talking I can't wait to see tha games then!

Quote:
29 Years = 348 months / 18 months = 19.33 iterations of doubling, or 2^19 the clock speed (Today's ballpark 1.8Ghz [Intel can bite me]) = 943718-ish Ghz! or... (remembering to divide by 1024!) 921 Thz Processor.
Just think how everybody marveled when Unreal came out, or when everybody panted for computer able to run Soldier of Fortune.
And how cool GTA3 or Morrowind is, and how much they use your CPU time!!! On some fricking 1.2ghz machine!!!

Just imagine games in 2031...
 
Old 06-25-2002, 05:00 PM   #30
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Who cares if 2 kilobytes is equals to 2048?????
I do. You should too, if you're planning to be around in 2048 when the *real* Y2K bug hits.

What we just survived was the Y2M bug. (M is 1000 is roman numerals) The biggest trouble that caused was leading many people to celebrate the end of the millennium a year early.
 
  


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