Happy 1234567890 everyone!

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Sat Feb 14 02:15:12 CST 2009


In message <ef3daad70902131706x2277ac5fp5cc243ffff354998 at mail.gmail.com>, Nathan Malynn writes:
> Question about 2k38: Aren't most Unixoid systems using 64-bit clocks now?

	No.  Even if they were you have 32 bit timestamps in lots
	of things that have to be handled even if time/time64 returns
	a 64 bit timestamp.
 
> 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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