Happy 1234567890 everyone!

Nathan Malynn neito at nerdramblingz.com
Fri Feb 13 19:06:27 CST 2009


Question about 2k38: Aren't most Unixoid systems using 64-bit clocks now?

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 8:03 PM, Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> Once upon a time, Ravi Pina <ravi at cow.org> said:
>> Yes... that is more like the y2k38 problem on 03:14:07 UTC
>> 2038-01-19...
>
> Oddly enough, the end of the current Unix epoch is a prime.  Not only
> that, it is a Mersenne prime, 2^31 - 1.  Even more, it is the largest
> known Mersenne prime where its Mersenne number (31) is also a Mersenne
> prime (2^5 - 1).
>
> You can always count on numerology.  This means something!
> --
> Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
> I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
>
>




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