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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Don't ask how long it will take to finish

Mountain Lion is to software commentary as certain politicians are to comedians: they both provide a whole bunch of new material.

Here's something lovely I encountered the other day while installing. After watching it count down from "20 minutes estimated", I was rewarded with this:

Negative three minutes left

Yep, apparently Cupertino has tamed the mighty tachyon and has started using them to create time-traveling installers.

Of course, two minutes later, it flipped to this:

About 20 minutes left

All said and done, it took about an hour to finish. No Deloreans were involved.