panaruskyi at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 15:43:04 EST 2009
Countdown to the apoclypse.
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Scott Lambdin <lopaki at gmail.com> wrote:
> What about the criminals trapped in Manhattan using the salvaged computers
> and gluing chandeliers to their Cadillacs?
> On 2/10/09, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> > On Monday 09 February 2009 04:11:22 pm Ivan Panarusky wrote:
> > > Don't forget the year 2038 problem.
> > >
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_Problem
> > I'd imagine that by 2030, let alone 2038, the equivalent of today's Intel
> > 64x2
> > will cost a dime, in quantities, for embedded programmers to use.
> > As far as desktops/servers/thinclients, if even one percent of the
> > population
> > is using 32 bit computers, OS's or software by 2030, our society has much
> > bigger problems than the 2038 year problem.
> > Here's the approximate CPU bits history as I remember it for commodity
> > personal computers:
> > 1975: 8 bits
> > 1984: 16 bits
> > 1995: 32 bits
> > 2004: 64 bits
> > I'm reasonably confident that by 2030 we'll have at least 128 bit CPUs,
> > not
> > 256's. I'm reasonbly confident that 32 bit generic CPUs manufactured for
> > use
> > in general purpose computers will have vanished from the planet.
> > SteveT
> > Steve Litt
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