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Twitpocalypse Today!

2009-06-12 20:01:22.750217+00 by ziffle 1 comments

Twitter users, the Twitpocalypse is upon us.

Twitpocalypse is the name given to a bug that’s about to be exposed. Apparently, it’s similar to the Y2K bug in its nature, and stems from the fact that every tweet sent out has a unique numeric identifier. This identifier is about to hit 2,147,483,647. This number is the signed integer limit and apparently when some third-party Twitter clients start hitting it, the identifiers will start turning negative, and those apps are likely to crash as a result.

Twits indeed.

And the NT stock Exchange is having computer problems today too.

Of course at least we have time before the Internet Crashes in 2038.

Of course John Titor will be back to fix things it appears.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-13 19:57:16.162166+00 by: TheSHAD0W