ntang (ntang) wrote,
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1000000000000000000000000000000 seconds [g]

Stolen word-for-word from jwz, because I'm tired:

In sixteen minutes -- at Sat Jan 10 05:37:04 2004 PST, or Sat Jan 10 13:37:04 2004 GMT -- time_t will be a 31 bit quantity. That is, the number of seconds since the Unix Epoch (Thu Jan 1 00:00:00 1970 GMT) will be 2^30.

    1073741824 decimal
    40000000 hex
    10000000000 octal
    1000000000000000000000000000000 binary

And just think, you were there.

    perl -e 'print localtime(2**30) . "\n"'
    perl -e 'printf "%b\n", time'

So, there you go. Most non-unix-geeks will probably just be sitting there, staring at the screen, wondering what I'm going on about. Don't worry about it - it's trivia so stupid even most unix geeks won't care.
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