In naming the F-35, General Moseley said, “Today, the enemies of peace and freedom have been put on notice. They have feared this day because the F-35 provides the coalition warfighter the perfect blend of speed, precision and stealth.”
How much did we pay to name this piece of high-speed pork? And how is it going to stop the Turbanists from leaving improvised bombs at crossroads and at schools?
This is the best 1966 ever!
One of our internal webservers at the office blew up. It’s an intricate and bizarre hack on a little-used platform, and we’re terrified of it dying because our knowledge of the internals is bad. I was pretty sad about it, and especially so because I had to fix it.
A careful search of the internet found a mailing list thread in which many, many other people had the same problem, all starting after 2006-05-12.
The thread starts here: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg09812.html
What turned out to be the problem? All these systems failed at the same time, exactly one billion seconds before the 32-bit Unix epoch ends in 2038. The timeouts set for database threads caused the software to look ahead, gasp in horror and died.
Ladies and gentlemen I’m in a select club of the first victims of the Year 2038 Bug.
My job is weird.