20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

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Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

Post by jimallyn » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:25 am

catweazel wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:28 am
There are no 4bit OSes today, though there are some two-bit ones :wink:
Were there ever any 4 bit OSes? I can't imagine that there were. All the 4 bit powered devices that I know of didn't really have an OS, they just ran one application. That would be things like microwave ovens, TV remote controls, and so on.

I never had the pleasure of designing with the 2901 bit-slice processor, but several engineers that I worked with over the years did. I did have the pleasure of working with the Fairchild F8 once upon a time.
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Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

Post by catweazel » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:46 am

jimallyn wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:25 am
catweazel wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:28 am
There are no 4bit OSes today, though there are some two-bit ones :wink:
Were there ever any 4 bit OSes? I can't imagine that there were.
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Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

Post by Jim Hauser » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:56 am

My first computer was a 3 bit rig that didn't use an OS. It worked fine until the rubber bands broke....

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Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

Post by Pepi » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:01 am

I will be needing a 'T1' to my grave :mrgreen:

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Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

Post by Portreve » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:31 pm

catweazel wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:02 am
all41 wrote:Perhaps even 128 bit will exist and we will all go beyond
I'm fairly certain there will be 32bit PC users running an ancient 32bit linux in 2038 and asking why dates no longer work.
Only at airports in France and U.S. military facilities.
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Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

Post by catweazel » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:38 am

Portreve wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:31 pm
catweazel wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:02 am
all41 wrote:Perhaps even 128 bit will exist and we will all go beyond
I'm fairly certain there will be 32bit PC users running an ancient 32bit linux in 2038 and asking why dates no longer work.
Only at airports in France and U.S. military facilities.
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