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I'm just wondering how anyone came up with this idea biggrin.gif
post #22 of 30
That date is represented by 0 in a standard Unix timestamp. The crash is probably some unchecked divide-by-zero bug in the kernel, or as the source mentioned some similar issue if the time is negative.
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And droves of people are actually doing this!!
I've reseated about 25 batteries in the past 2 hours...
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RJacobs28 View Post

And droves of people are actually doing this!!
I've reseated about 25 batteries in the past 2 hours...

"Don't step on the grass" , "Wet paint" , "Don't look down"

... Monkey see, Monkey do ... biggrin.gif
post #25 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJacobs28 View Post

And droves of people are actually doing this!!
I've reseated about 25 batteries in the past 2 hours...
Just...why? Cause they wanted to see it live?
post #26 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Assirra View Post

Just...why? Cause they wanted to see it live?

I can only assume.
A lot of people pranking their friends with this too.

What a pain...
 
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post #28 of 30
Y2K BUG?
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Funny thing is when you unplug a battery in an iPhone, it resets the date and time to that.
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post #30 of 30
this is what happens when 4chan finds a bug
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