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MacBytes
Feb 13, 2009, 03:37 PM
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Link: Party like it's 1234567890! (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090213163754)
Description:: The official Unix calendar is about to pass a milestone: exactly 1234567890 seconds since the clock first started ticking.

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rfruth
Feb 13, 2009, 04:11 PM
long live the king - good link !

Tom B.
Feb 14, 2009, 07:26 AM
Only 273 years to go till 9876543210!

RTiii320
Feb 15, 2009, 12:12 AM
Only 273 years to go till 9876543210!

I'll be waiting since I missed this one! Dang it.

angelwatt
Feb 15, 2009, 08:37 AM
Only 273 years to go till 9876543210!

That day will never come. The Unix time ends in 2038.

mrjk
Feb 15, 2009, 07:35 PM
That day will never come. The Unix time ends in 2038.

No one uses 32 bit times anymore. MacOSX, Linux, BSD's, Solaris all current versions use 64 bit time values. So that time will come.

DoFoT9
Feb 15, 2009, 07:42 PM
lol this is hilarious. thats a lot of seconds!

angelwatt
Feb 15, 2009, 09:56 PM
No one uses 32 bit times anymore. MacOSX, Linux, BSD's, Solaris all current versions use 64 bit time values. So that time will come.

Actually Mac does, in Terminal try,
> date -r 9876543210
and you get
Sat Oct 9 03:16:58 EDT 2010
which shows it looped. They're not using 32 bit time.

Sehnsucht
Feb 17, 2009, 10:15 AM
So when UNIX time resets in 2038, does that mean that my shiny new 256-core Mac Pro with 2,048 terabytes of RAM will be suddenly useless? :(

rockinrocker
Feb 17, 2009, 10:32 AM
So when UNIX time resets in 2038, does that mean that my shiny new 256-core Mac Pro with 2,048 terabytes of RAM will be suddenly useless? :(

nah, it'll just think it's 1900....

angelwatt
Feb 17, 2009, 01:08 PM
So when UNIX time resets in 2038, does that mean that my shiny new 256-core Mac Pro with 2,048 terabytes of RAM will be suddenly useless? :(

Do you really think you'll still have it by then? In that time span people will look at it like we look at punch card technology. The clock will be the leats of your worries. By 2038 all modern OS will have moved on to 64-bit time (or higher by then) so it won't be a serious issue. The only ones that have to worry currently are people like banks who have to deal with forecasting several years out to equate mortgages and the like.