The programming equivalent of “a long stand”

Builders apprentices often get sent on pointless endeavours, such as going for “a long stand”, “tartan paint” or a “sky hook”.

I think I saw the programming equivalent today – proving that a GUID is not unique.

The poor programmer does get a bit much stick, but he has just tried to write a loop that will take 10790283070806014188970 years to compute. He then asks if using multiple threads will help solve his problem…

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