Sorry About Computer

New decade, new nonsense

Learning new things from Google

— Randall Munroe (@xkcd) November 30, 2020

Turns out there is an OS-wide limit on how many threads you can have, and if you create an *operating system thread* for each host on your network (???) you will hit the limit

— Katelyn Gadd (@antumbral) November 28, 2020

i am /determined/ to get the first part of this gamedev series done by the end of the month, but it's been REALLY challenging trying to strike a balance that's interesting and coherent to everyone regardless of experience. anyway i ported these admonitions to my blog

— eevee (@eevee) November 27, 2020

Welcome to the future

— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) November 25, 2020

i refuse to use an architecture without dedicated add 6, 8 and 10 instructions

— the6p4c 🦀⚡ (@The6P4C) November 24, 2020

Okay, I put WAY too much time into researching this, and I almost know what's happening. ALMOST.

First of all, JavaScript does this for legacy reasons. In C's <time.h> we have `struct tm`, which does the same thing.

But why?

We see the rabbit hole, time to jump in.

— Hillel is on vacation (@hillelogram) November 19, 2020

Reminder that AI doesn’t really understand anything.

— Shac Ron ₪ (@stuntpants) November 21, 2020

"There has never been a negative leap second, and if there is one, everyone who deals with NTP or kernel timekeeping code expects that it will be an appalling shitshow."

Yay. Because we needed MORE bad news in 2020...

— Jess Dodson #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe (@girlgerms) November 19, 2020

AI-driven gig economy hellscape latest: Uber Eats cycle courier of two years shaves beard before job interview, fails real-time verification process to check if it's really him making deliveries, has account terminated

— Henry Dyer (@Direthoughts) November 20, 2020

So like you know backreferences exist. Those are famous. the syntax for them is like \n where n is a unsigned integer. That's not *regular*, but it's what pcre has. right? well let's see what the documentation says about that.

— Kate (@thingskatedid) October 8, 2020

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