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Comment: Re:Windows one is my fave (Score 1) 59

by operagost (#49621999) Attached to: The BBC Looks At Rollover Bugs, Past and Approaching

It was Windows 95 and 98, and the rollover happened at 49.7 days.

And yes, you are a troll because it's quite easily explained as a garden variety mistake due to careless programming. An unsigned 32 bit integer can hold up to 4 billion. 4 billion milliseconds is about 49.7 days. 4 billion sounds "big enough"-- but it isn't when we're talking milliseconds. And clearly, a Windows box COULD stay up that long, or else the bug would never have been discovered.

Comment: Re:But seriously now (Score 1) 634

by operagost (#49569505) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers
Yes, it does say to only work on those things women want to work on. It's even in the summary:

if the content of the work itself is made more societally meaningful, women will enroll in droves.

Content == what you're working on. And if we're changing what we're working on to attract more women, it de facto means we're selectively recruiting women.

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.