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lmao microsoft broke exchange because it stores version info as a number including the year and 2022 made that number too big for its datatype old.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comm

it has been suggested to use a bigger number datatype but why wouldn’t you track version info in a string tho

@garbados whoever decided to store general dates as a number didn't think this shit through at all

Obscure joke, dank, might be a Linux dunk 

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If Exchange was open source, we would've known about that bug by 1991 and fixed it in 2005

@garbados lots of reasons. For one, comparing strings is pretty costly in most languages, where integer comparison is literally one cpu cycle.

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