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On one of the meta chatrooms just now, I posted a link and then posted "..." a second later. For some reason, the second message inserted above the first, and a time difference message showed up informing me I'd posted the first -1 seconds after the second:

Screenshot of the above

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They can't get the pluralization of "one seconds" right, so don't raise issues about the pluralization of "-1 seconds". Oh. Wait. You're talking about it being a negative number, aren't you? Hasn't this problem occurred before (or in the near future)? – Andrew Grimm Aug 15 '10 at 9:07
@andrew if it was "1", not "-1", it would actually say "second", not "seconds". Just sayin... :) – balpha Aug 15 '10 at 11:07
It happened for me too, but didn't see the -1 seconds later… message. – nyuszika7h Jan 27 '11 at 10:13

I know some physicists who would like to talk to you. Also, what can you tell me about next week's lottery drawing?

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Only that you don't win – Michael Mrozek Aug 15 '10 at 2:58
@Michael: Well, that certainly allows me to avoid the risk, at least! – Nicholas Knight Aug 15 '10 at 3:01
Unless you were going to win, and me telling you you weren't caused you to not win by not buying a ticket. – Michael Mrozek Aug 15 '10 at 3:36
@Michael: I'm from Australia. Would you like any iocane powder? – Andrew Grimm Aug 15 '10 at 9:04

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