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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.

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