white lips, pale face, im gay, outer space
This is the thing that will keep me up at night until the Blood of Olympus comes out
AND FOR LITERALLY NOTHING LMAO WHAT THE FUCK
Oh man I should get a leopard!
But wait… leopards are HUGE
and I am not small but I’m not huge
plus my bed is tiny
so where would the leopard sleep????
I feel much better now…
Original gif it’s not mine
It’s like a Michael Gambon sized weight has been lifted from my chest.
**All book readers nod in unison**
This is so satisfying.
by the way did I ever tell y’all about the time I got a blank message from nobody, sent on new year’s eve in 1969, when the internet didn’t exist?
because that happened
What the fuck
Or maybe its from 2069, when we’ve developed the technology to send data to the past. You sent yourself a blank message as a test but as the email address you used to send it doesnt exist yet, it came up as no sender
OKAY KIDS, LET’S LEARN ABOUT THE UNIX EPOCH
So back in the early days of computers, when we were trying to build clocks to keep all our computers in sync, we tried a bunch of different ways to synchronize them in ways that both normal people could use and programmers could utilize.
We just tried saying “The current time is THIS date” and just storing that date as some text, but while that was easy for humans, it was a bunch of different numbers that worked together in funny ways and computers don’t play nice with a bunch of random, arbitrary rules.
Not much worked, until we realized that we needed a BASELINE to compare against, and a way to represent the current time that covers everybody. So we came up with Unix time, because Unix was the style at the time. Essentially, Unix time represents any given time by saying “How many seconds ago was 12:00 AM on January 1, 1970 in Iceland somewhere?”. Recent enough to keep the numbers relatively small, far enough that nothing computer-y would fall before it, and consistent enough that there’d be no discrepancy based on where you are.
So what happens when you see the date “December 31, 1969” on a buggy message like this is that the computer received a bunch of zeroes by mistake and went “Oh, this must be a message!” Then when it tried to interpret it, it got to the date, found a zero, and said “Zero seconds since the Unix Epoch? I’ll round down - this was sent at the last second of New Year’s Eve, 1969! They’ll be so happy to finally get their blank message.”
And then the computer traipsed off on its merry way, because computers are fucking ridiculous.
This is frankly more hilarious than the 1969 time traveler theory
IS THIS WHY WHEN I DROPPED MY OLD PHONE IT RESET ITSELF TO DECEMBER 1980? IT HAPPENED EVERYTIME MY BATTERY CAME OUT I WAS LIKE WHO THE FUCK IS PLAYING SHIT
im watching Ben 10 and i swear to god if the kid with the 11 on his necklace is named Kevin Eleven I’m going
so we are the skeletons? And we’re fighting the fuckboys? Or is it just a war in hell with skeletons? Or are we fighting the skeletons inside of ourselves? Whose side am I on? Are the skeletons the good guys? Who is paying for this war?