Unix to End the World on Friday the 13th!

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  1. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    #1
    :eek:

    http://i.gizmodo.com/5149220/beware-unix-time-to-read-1234567890-on-friday-the-13th
     
  2. calculus Guest

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    #3
    What a thing to make up...
     
  3. Lau Guest

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    There is no need to be rouge!
     
  4. Aea macrumors 6502a

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  5. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

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    Some one needs a sense of humour....

    I suppose the idea of Jumbo Frames being called Fat Packets isn't funny to you either.

    Cheers
     
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  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The fact that the UNIX timestamp will read 1234567890 today is real.

    Whether or not it's the end of the world, well, we'll find out in a little more than 2 hours ;)
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Do you think when they developed Unix they knew that 1234567890 would come on Friday 13th?
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    They were so all-knowing and all-powerful that they probably commanded that the 13th would fall on a Friday. However, they did this using cryptic 3-letter command names, piped together with punctuation symbols. Since nobody can actually read such things, we'll never have positive proof.
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #11
    Apparently the world didn't end.

    Kudos to website http://coolepochcountdown.com/ which went crazy with fireworks and music ("Celebration" by Kool & The Gang) once the clock passed 1234567890! :)

    Click image to see a few screenshots:
    1234567890.gif
     

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