Sorry About Computer

New decade, new nonsense

Learning new things from Google pic.twitter.com/LBEZINaM3v

— 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 https://t.co/yV7yi9A9sc

— 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 pic.twitter.com/MrFMCJoJ17

— eevee (@eevee) November 27, 2020

Welcome to the future pic.twitter.com/oCNWhaioVg

— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) November 25, 2020

i refuse to use an architecture without dedicated add 6, 8 and 10 instructions pic.twitter.com/lSerfLFbJd

— 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. https://t.co/fZO3HXfZTN

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

Reminder that AI doesn’t really understand anything. https://t.co/R7EUpFejhH

— 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."https://t.co/kkMhrTDnER

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 https://t.co/xFDwNewEP0

— 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. pic.twitter.com/gNfIFHHR1o

— Kate (@thingskatedid) October 8, 2020

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