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I literally dread the day when I see a post on reddit "this tiny obscure vbulletin forum has been operating without ads for 20 years and it's absolutely charming" or whatever.
Someone would have to be looking at the registration mod queue for that to be an issue. :look: :shiftier:
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I have been using the Chrome browser since it was launched, and flirtations with Firefox, Brave, etc. never amounted to anything, but I decided to take Arc for a spin 4-6 weeks ago and it has become my full-time only browser on my computer and it is close to becoming my only browser on the phone too. I have never genuinely loved a browser like I love this one.
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I have been using the Chrome browser since it was launched, and flirtations with Firefox, Brave, etc. never amounted to anything, but I decided to take Arc for a spin 4-6 weeks ago and it has become my full-time only browser on my computer and it is close to becoming my only browser on the phone too. I have never genuinely loved a browser like I love this one.
I may have to try that.
Though being mostly a Windoze guy, I'll wait for post-Beta.

I use several browsers, depending on the tasks.
Firefox seems to do a good job "containing" Facebook.
Then for forums and a few simple games, I use Brave.
Chrome is still my go-to for most business related tasks.

I let Edge handle all the spinoffs from newsy sites.
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I literally dread the day when I see a post on reddit "this tiny obscure vbulletin forum has been operating without ads for 20 years and it's absolutely charming" or whatever.
Oh no!
"After purchasing Vbulletin for use with their Xboxlive gamer communities system, Microsoft has retroactively updated all Vbulletin boards to automatically accept all users from every other vbulletin board, and a list of every vBulletin in existence will endlessly scroll on the main purchasing hub next to the live all-chat."
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I literally dread the day when I see a post on reddit "this tiny obscure vbulletin forum has been operating without ads for 20 years and it's absolutely charming" or whatever.
Oh no!
"After purchasing Vbulletin for use with their Xboxlive gamer communities system, Microsoft has retroactively updated all Vbulletin boards to automatically accept all users from every other vbulletin board, and a list of every vBulletin in existence will endlessly scroll on the main purchasing hub next to the live all-chat."
SQUEEEEEEE!
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I literally dread the day when I see a post on reddit "this tiny obscure vbulletin forum has been operating without ads for 20 years and it's absolutely charming" or whatever.

That's "medium sized", tyvm :glare:
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At least 1.2 Luxembourgs worth of forum!
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The Y2.024K problem rears its head!

Self-pay gas station pumps break across NZ as software can’t handle Leap Day | Ars Technica
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In completely unrelated news, one of my own scripts was hit by a leap year bug. :freakout:

Linux and UNIX-like logs persist in having timestamps "month day hour:minutes:second" with no year, because who's looking at logs a year later? They are for what happened last night or at the latest last week.

So you parse the time string into a real timestamp, and stick in the current year. If you are really thoughtful you think about what would happen on 1st Jan, and add a check that if the resulting timestamp is in the future, use year-1 instead. And all is fine, until Feb 29 00:00:01.

Then you find that the default year when not specified is 1900 - and that wasn't a leap year. So your script bombs out with ValueError: day is out of range for month.

datetime.strptime without a year fails on Feb 29 · Issue #70647 · python/cpython · GitHub
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McDonald's customers unable to order after systems outage

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Is this an almost 4 hour video about a 28 year old video game that neither I nor I presume anyone else here plays and is thus ultimately pointless. Yes.

After being constantly frustrated with the vagueness of the modern internet, did listening to the detailed description of all 8 different causes of 'invisible walls' and their locations in hyper specifics help with the feeling that nerds who care about details are still on the internet. Also yes.

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I played that game last in 2020, since they did a rerelease for the Switch with two other 3D Mario classics.

But I don't recall encountering that issue :chin:

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