[m-rev.] time additions (was Re: for review: Add random.init/3)

Zoltan Somogyi zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com
Thu May 26 17:01:56 AEST 2016

On Thu, 26 May 2016 15:55:55 +1000 (AEST), Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> Ok, even if you're only partly serious, I'm fascinated as to how you
> intend to end the world ;-)

No violence required. Even if we do nothing, 32-bit-only systems will be
economically uninteresting way before 2038, and that is all we need for
integers to remain viable representations of seconds-since-1-jan-1970.

Although I think it is pretty likely that if the 1% continue to get richer
while the 99% get poorer, while at the same time the world is running
out of both water and agricultural land relative to the still-rising-for-a-while
population, there will be revolutions that would make Robespierre blush :-(
For the first, I am tipping Venezuela. People who have something to lose
don't tend to become revolutionaries, but this is rapidly becoming
not-a-barrier there ...


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