Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Celebrate Epoch Day 15000 | Epoch Day 15000

Celebrate Epoch Day 15000 | Epoch Day 15000:
"Its time once again to celebrate the turning of the Unix system time. Usually we just celebrate the turning of some aesthetically pleasing number of seconds (like 1234567890), but far less often are we privileged to celebrate the number of epoch days turning a significant number. Epoch days being the number of days since January 1st, 1970. This clock will turn 15000 days on January 26th, 2011 at midnight GMT or January 25th at 7pm EST. ..."
This is definitely a geeky thing to blog about, but it is interesting to me.

Unix Time or the Unix Epoch is defined by a 32 bit number that counts the number of seconds since midnight January 1, 1970 (GMT), incrementing by 60ths of a second.

On January 19, 2038, this system will fail due to a 32-bit overflow.

This blog entry posts at the dawn of the 15,000th day since the Unix Epoch began.

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