Einstein's Riddle

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 05:27:47 CEST 2015


On 09/18/2015 03:51 AM, Nick Sarbicki wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>
>> Time is relative. Perhaps the poster has been travelling at close to the
>> speed of light, and for him it is only a few minutes after the original
>> post was sent.
> 
> I prefer to think that it just took him this long to do it.

Probably what happened is some computer somewhere was finally rebooted
after 15 years of uptime, and this messages finally was processed after
years stuck in the queue.

I read once of a university that, upon decomissioning a mainframe, found
a job that had been in the queue for many years but had never run.
Probably some poor grad student's job.



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