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
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
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
IS THIS WHY WHEN I DROPPED MY OLD PHONE IT RESET ITSELF TO DECEMBER 1980? IT HAPPENED EVERYTIME MY BATTERY CAME OUT I WAS LIKE WHO THE FUCK IS PLAYING SHIT
IS BEING HYDRATED REALLY WORTH ALL THIS PEEING?
BEING HYDRATED LEADS TO BETTER BRAIN FUNCTION, BETTER DIGESTIVE FUNCTION WHICH CAN MEAN WEIGHT LOSS, PRETTIER SKIN, FEWER HEADACHES, MORE ENERGY, LESSENS CRAMPS, AND IT HELPS YOUR KIDNEYS CLEAN YOUR BLOOD WHICH MEANS YOU FEEL BETTER OVERALL
SO PEE AS MUCH AS YOU NEED TO MY FRIEND
"video games would be better off without Nintendo"
…the video gaming industry wouldn’t be half of what it is now without Nintendo.
Nintendo literally saved the gaming industry’s ass on several occasions you asswipe
#SAYING NINTENDO SHOULD NINTENGO IS A NINTENDNO
YOU SAID IT, NINTENBRO
ARE YOU SERIOUSLY GONNA MAKE PUNS PLEASE NINTENDONT
IM SORRY WE DID NOT NINTEND TO MAKE YOUR LIFE DIFFICULT
Someone wrote memes in the new cement at my school omfg
let’s be honest here, who would ‘t cheat in chemistry
next level cheating.
this is some naruto shit
It’s like that episode of soul eater
college is a truly amazing place
"there is nothing wrong with our school system"
Fuck it I’m reblogging
why would she sell sea shells by a sea shore when you can just pick them off of the ground for free that’s not how you run a business
She’s sold sea shells by the seashore since shapely seashore seashells stay scarce. Since she sells superior shells searchers spend centuries searching for, seldom selling simple shells, so she still sustains solid savings.
Sources say he stapled fish to his wrists and ankles to help him swim faster.
and at no point has anyone thought “maybe we should not build a giant flammable goat this year”