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Vromoth's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2006
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Well with the current architechture i.e. 32-bit, computers won't be able to count beyond 2 147 483 647. Don't worry buy 2038 we won't be using 32-bit computers, we all will have switched over to 64-bit or may be something higher than that.
Sorry about being a bit of a n00b, but my computer starts at 1980 not 1970 so will I get ten more years?
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Tutsuo's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2007
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Sorry about being a bit of a n00b, but my computer starts at 1980 not 1970 so will I get ten more years?
LOL HAHAAHAHAH


ok ... anyways is this something you found ur self or u read somewhere? and are the different OSs makeing a patch ?
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Tutsuo's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2007
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another thing i realized we wont have these same computers in 2038 and im sure by then we'll have better comps.
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hanleyhansen's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2008
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Well no matter how advanced our systems get we will always have a problem in the furture. But that is the great thing about the IT and Computer Science fields there's always work or planning to be done!!!
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swaerrt's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
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2038 is too far. That problem will solved too before. Do you people will use 32 bit machine on that time also.
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betty_krocker's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2008
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Originally Posted by pradeep
Well with the current architechture i.e. 32-bit, computers won't be able to count beyond 2 147 483 647. Don't worry buy 2038 we won't be using 32-bit computers, we all will have switched over to 64-bit or may be something higher than that.
Yes but that would mean that EVERY or almost every network system in the world would have to be overhauled. Yes no doubt some newer things will be on 64-bit, but I can guarantee that some systems will still be one the old 32 bit system...

Also I have found this works as a nasty trick to do on people you don't like, since Windows doesn't like the year 2038...
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SpOonWiZaRd's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
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Who knows for sure what computer systems there will be, there can be 128bit system out by that time for all we know. Maybe a fix to reset the counter of time_t. Anything will be done to fix a major problem like this.
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seangtz's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2008
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Thanks for sharing valuable information...
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ownedattitude's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
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amazing....
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Storm_Rider's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
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if you figured this out THATS COOL!!!!!!!!