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Submitted by deadman121 974d ago | opinion piece

Year 2038 doomsday for our computers!

Gadget Mill: Your probably thinking, another year and here we have yet another doomsday prediction right? It must be getting boring as we’ve survived the millennium bug, the year 2013 and a few more in between. Well this time get ready to weep as what I’m about to tell you is a very serious matter. Ok, maybe not as our lives don’t depend on this problem but it does effect equipment we are dependent on. (Culture, Gadgets, Gaming, Hi-tech, Industry, PC hardware, Phones, Services, Software, Web)

deadman121  +   974d ago
Just a heads up for anyone reading the article. This is NOT an April fools joke.
tachy0n  +   974d ago
would this affect cars?
deadman121  +   974d ago
Depends on the car and its electrics system. If it uses a 32 bit signed date that would directly impact the car's software system then yes. But with that said cars can be reprogrammed via the manufacturer anyway! Most things will get updated as time comes but we should start leaning towards 64bit systems ASAP.
Tzuno  +   974d ago
i still have time to download shit in my pc. :)
deadman121  +   974d ago
Haha true even on dial up, you have enough time!
0odama  +   974d ago
Just to clarify a Signed 32 bit integer has a max of 2147#######. On this site it says 3147, So I don't see how its legit unless someone can clarify it for me.
thorstein  +   974d ago
Not an April Fool's Joke? Lulz. Yeah... Y2K, 12/21/12, ..... what was it that Camping guy said? And on and on and on and on and on and on and on....
Blackdeath_663  +   974d ago
did you even read the article?
Daver  +   974d ago
year 2000 again?.. bah
Gondee  +   974d ago
Considering the short life cycles of our electronics, and how rapidly 64bit is becoming the norm, i doubt anything we use today will still be in use then.
AJ Hartley  +   973d ago
Theres no doubt in my mind that a huge percent of us will probably be gone by that time. With WW3 on the brink and oil tyrants will have probably used every last drop unless theres some sort of breakthrough in technology and we all come to peace. I highly doubt that lol.
kenoh   973d ago | Spam
steve30x  +   973d ago
The year 2000 was doomsday for all computers too.
jeenyus  +   973d ago
Article starts with a broken "you're".

*closes tab.
r21  +   973d ago
Ok, staying away from planes and will keep a look out on the skies that day....if i even remember it.

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