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2038 BUG

The year of 2038 poses a great threat to the computer world, today.

A new bug called the 2038 bug or the Friday 13th Bug has appeared, it is similar to the Y2K bug , but this time the possible disaster will occur in the year 2038. O_o

The year-2038 bug is similar to the Y2K bug in that it involves a time wrap not handled by programmers. In the case of Y2K, many older machines did not store the century digits of dates, hence the year 2000 and the year 1900 would appear the same.
Of course we now know that the prevalence of computers that would fail because of this error was greatly exaggerated by the media. Computer scientists were generally aware that most machines would continue operating as usual through the century turnover, with the worst result being an incorrect date. This prediction withstood through to the new millennium. Effected systems were tested and corrected in time, although the correction and verification of those systems was monumentally expensive.

There are however several other problems with date handling on machines in the world today. Some are less prevalent than others, but it is true that almost all computers suffer from one critical limitation. Most programs use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to work out their dates. Simply, UTC is the number of seconds elapsed since Jan 1 1970. A recent milestone was Sep 9 2001, where this value wrapped from 999'999'999 seconds to 1'000'000'000 seconds. Very few programs anywhere store time as a 9 digit number, and therefore this was not a problem.

Modern computers use a standard 4 byte integer for this second count. This is 31 bits, storing a value of 231. The remaining bit is the sign. This means that when the second count reaches 2147483647, it will wrap to -2147483648.

The precise date of this occurrence is Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038. At this time, a machine prone to this bug will show the time Fri Dec 13 20:45:52 1901, hence it is possible that the media will call this The Friday 13th Bug.

See the official 2038 Bug Site.

Massive Update

CyberDyze received 53,407 hits in December and 136,015 hits last month!!! I thought I'd double the amount again this month, putting up a goal of 300000+ Hits. Even though this month is 3 days shorter, lol. :D

To start gaining some publicity I added 13GB and Dave's Daily to the 'Great Sites' section, go visit them and get us some fame at the same time! ;)

In other news, a major update has taken place. Instead of adding all the information here you can view it on the updates page, also available from the main page. To summarize it both the Dome and the main sections have been upgraded, tons of bugs have been fixed, tons of mods and plugins have been added, over 200 lines of code have been deleted to make the site a little faster and the previously dead music section has been revived, now with daily updates and an improved music player.

Have a great day! :)

Slowness

The site has been running a bit slow lately. At first I thought it was the server that was slow, but after browsing around a little I realized that only the main section took ages to load. I deleted a couple of slowness factors in the code today, so everything should be going much (or at least a little) quicker! ;) The people online script has been very buggy too, so it is removed until further notice.

Also, I added a Swedish library! Where there will be Swedish literature! This might be of use for all Swedish people (maybe I shouldn't post this in English, lol). Have a nice night!

UPD: Swedish library removed due to lack of time as of April 2007.

End Of Another Weekend

This weekend flew by like the bird in the sky!
Now I'll go back to school and sit down and stay cool.
In front of my comp with no available memory.
I memorized so much anime I almost don't remember me.

Time goes so slow, with a big lack of RAM!
If I don't post this post, all humanity is damned.
Traveling in CyberSpace through the Internet land.
Downloading Manga on demand.

Have a nice day everyone!

Team Ryouko

Ever heard of Team Ryouko before? If not, now is the time to get their name stuck in your head! ;)

Team Ryouko is Toronto's first and only Extreme Martial Arts Performance Team. Inspired by the achievements of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen and many others, Team Ryouko was founded by veteran Martial Artists, Break Dancers, and Stuntmen, with the single vision of exploring the limitations of the human body. Armed with a diverse background of skills, Team Ryouko has developed their own unique style to leave their mark in the world. Read more about it on their own site.

Check out their great site right here! Or check out an amazing compilations of stunts and stuff done by them. It will always be available to watch on the videos section I just recently put up and in the future put down, along with lots of other nice martial art movies and more. If you're looking for a link to it somewhere on this page other than in this post there is one available to the right in the minor menu under 'Reformation'.

UPD: The reformation menu was removed with the old design. Team Ryouko has changed names to 2X Entertainment as well, but the link above redirects. If it doesn't, just Google the new name.

UPD: They changed names again, now they're Team2X, and the Team Ryouko link stopped working so it's been changed. Check out their new site!

A Train Trilogy

I built a theory about trains today... or more professionally: self-esteem and its' reaction to trains corresponding to you in various of lives troublesome situations.

Now back to the trains. Every time you miss one, you lose some self-esteem, if you arrive just as the train is leaving, you lose some self-esteem. If you were walking quickly thinking that you should run and thought that then maybe you would get to the train in time... but you don't run, you lose a lot of self-esteem. If you run like hell and just miss the train by a few seconds, you lose some but at least you tried, right? and if you run like hell and throw yourself through the doors just as they are closing your self-esteem gets a powerful boost. Also, if you walk calmly and arrive a few minutes early and successfully get on the train with no problems at all... nothing happens!

This simple theory can also be used to describe various other events and your success rate in life... Shouldn't I be a scientist or something? With all this brainpower of mine I'd be sure to win the nobel prize, lol...

So run like hell and catch the train people!!! :D

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