every time your computer boots the processor wakes up thinking it's 1978 and the bootloader and kernel have to work together to gently coax it back to reality
"you're telling me segmentation isn't acceptable anymore??"
@jordyd this reminds me of https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football/chapter-1
@brook idk what this is but its a trip
@brook @jordyd this was fantastic
@jordyd unless booting into real mode is disabled, in which case it wakes up thinking it's 1982 (well, more like 1985 since 286 memory protection wasn't kept)? :p
@jordyd god I never want to write a boot loader ever again
@jordyd So, every CPU is secretly your hippie grandpa.
@drequivalent I wish I had a hippie grandmother
@jordyd this sounds like the start of 17776
@jordyd dammit, someone already said that!
*slinks away slowly*
@hector this explains why it's so confused
@jordyd sounds like my brain...
@nuhn this is your brain on x86
@jordyd sounds like me on an average morning. wasn't even born until the year after. (crap. nobody do the math. ;^)
@jordyd I'm useless before my morning soda too
@jordyd Little does it know that it will spend its entire session pretending to be in 1976!
@jordyd compatibility is a hell of a drug
@lupine they've got compatibility completely backwards if you ask me