• TWeaK
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    402 months ago

    “Old”. This was after I started reading it.

    At the same time, it’s about 1200 strips before the latest, which is like 7 years ago? But still not even halfway back, not quite.

    Man, he’s been around since forever.

    • @smegOP
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      42 months ago

      Yeah same, I’ve been reading them all again and I didn’t check when it was originally posted but it seemed far enough from today to count as old!

      • TWeaK
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        22 months ago

        Why did you have to say that?! RIP Robin Williams :(

    • @bdonvr@thelemmy.club
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      112 months ago

      It’s the backbone of the entire company I work at. And I work at one of the largest companies in its field. If it went down for an extended period of time the company would grind to a halt. I guess it’s called “IBM i” now but everyone calls it AS/400

      The login page still says copyright 1980

  • insomniac_lemon
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    I am not a programmer, but on 2 occasions I was able to improperly fix (1 argument in 1 line stuff) very small bugs without really understanding how. I’ve also made a number converter (dec-bin-hex) at least twice. I know those aren’t a lot but it’s weird that it happened twice twice.

    I’d say there’s an issue here with language design having major tradeoffs, but maybe it’s just a paradox*? Though I have found a language I like (even though I’m not learning it because other issues), so I know it’s not impossible at least.

    *= Like the people who could make something with less tradeoffs don’t have the need/desire to do that, they just use the existing stuff. Though that is much more fitting for visual programming.

        • mox
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          2 months ago

          Some browsers show it when you long press the image. For the others, you can edit the URL to m.xkcd.com

          • BarqsHasBite
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            42 months ago

            It cuts off

            “Learning arcane bullshit from the 80s can break your computer, but if you’re willing to wade through…”

        • @Zoop@beehaw.org
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          72 months ago

          Here’s the hover text for this one:

          Learning arcane bullshit from the 80s can break your computer, but if you’re willing to wade through arcane bullshit from programmers in the 90s and 2000s, you can break everyone else’s computers, too.

      • ElTacoEsMiPastor
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        42 months ago

        is this common for xkcd? because then I’ve been missing a whole layer of all the comics I’ve stumbled upon.

        • @smegOP
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          102 months ago

          Oh boy, every xkcd (maybe except the first hundred?) has alt-text, time for you to read them all again!

    • @smegOP
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      32 months ago

      My lemmy client shows the full image anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯