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- proper n. The year 2038, in which certain date-related bugs in computer software are expected to manifest themselves.
However, you can replace it with Y2K38, which affects systems that store their time as the number of seconds since January 1, 1970 (UNIX Epoch) in a 32-bit signed integer.
The second puzzle will be appearing soon — to be exact, 936266827 seconds before Y2K38, so keep yer eyes open.
Next, reader acid06 notes news of Perl 5.12, including what may be the first delivered fix for the Y2K38 bug.