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Hey everyone, so what is the Epoch Times? (Original Post) donkeypoofed May 2020 OP
Right Wing Crazies leftieNanner May 2020 #1
Right-wing Trumpist crazies. The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #2
Falun Dong cult. They seems to be making a big move these days. underpants May 2020 #3
It's published by a religious cult. RandySF May 2020 #4
... greenjar_01 May 2020 #5
It's fine until 2038 Midnightwalk May 2020 #6
? The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #7
Sorry obscure computer reference Midnightwalk May 2020 #9
Epoch Times is a righwing print and online publication. SkatmanRoth May 2020 #8
i was wondering the same thing lol Takket May 2020 #10
Trying to replace Moonie Times as the go-to for RW propaganda blm May 2020 #11
"What the world needs now is right-wing puff: that's the only thing we find just too little of" struggle4progress May 2020 #12
Crap from religious nuts. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #13

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,135 posts)
2. Right-wing Trumpist crazies.
Sat May 16, 2020, 06:20 PM
May 2020
The media outlet is primarily known for promoting far-right politicians across Europe and the United States, and in particular for its promotion of U.S. President Donald Trump; a 2019 report showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign. The group's news sites and YouTube channels have spread conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccination propaganda.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Epoch_Times

Midnightwalk

(3,131 posts)
6. It's fine until 2038
Sat May 16, 2020, 06:28 PM
May 2020

Not many apps that keep time in 32 bits will be a problem by then. We can probably deal with the breakage unless something like MAD is implemented that way.

We're talking about UNIX Epoch time right?

Midnightwalk

(3,131 posts)
9. Sorry obscure computer reference
Sat May 16, 2020, 06:52 PM
May 2020

From wikipedia

Unix time (also known as Epoch time, POSIX time,[1] seconds since the Epoch,[2] or UNIX Epoch time[3]) is a system for describing a point in time. It is the number of seconds that have elapsed since the Unix epoch, minus leap seconds; the Unix epoch is 00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970. Leap seconds are ignored,[4] with a leap second having the same Unix time as the second before it, and every day is treated as if it contains exactly 86400 seconds.[2] Due to this treatment, Unix time is not a true representation of UTC.


If you don't use enough digits in computer time (64 bits instead of 32 bits) it wraps in 2038. It's the next y2k kind of bug after this years mini-event (it's what drives some of the Cobol stories you might have seen).

What happens is like an odometer wrapping from 99999 to 00000, except in this case it's in binary.

SkatmanRoth

(843 posts)
8. Epoch Times is a righwing print and online publication.
Sat May 16, 2020, 06:47 PM
May 2020

They specialize in 'investigative journalism' that only presents one side in a completely slanted and biased way.

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