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Isn't there an issue with the date displayed on the website ?

It says that the conference will take place in March 2012.

Oh well, I guess I'll have to go grab my time machine ^^

PS : Not many people are as lucky as I, thus they may not have a time machine sitting in their closet, I think it would be easier if a time machine wasn't part of the requirements to attend ;)

(Please correct the date on the website :) )

Hey, thanks! I fixed it just now. :)

There will be a conference about "writing time machines with python and javascript" in March 1978, next year. Haha :P :D


It's a well known fact that Python and Javascript aren't suited to writing time machines :)

Admitting that time travelling is in apparence going forward in time but visiting moments of the past, let me explain why :

They aren't evolved enough to have the integer overflow feature :(

Unlike C or low level languages which are all perfectly well suited for writing time machines (and also millennium bugs ...).

Time is a dangerous thing, it must not be handled foolishly with 32 bit timestamps (the 2038 bug will tell us why).

I've got a startup to build and some code to write, unfortunately all these time travelling matters haven't helped ;)


Hello Dr. Emmett Brown! :)


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