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Epic Epoch Time fast approaches!

, posted: 5-Feb-2009 08:49

Thats right, at the time of writing this article, in 1 week 2 days time Epoch time with reach a very Epic time. for those of you who aren't sure as to what Epoch time is - it is also referred to as Unix Time, its number of seconds since January 1st 1970 at Midnight (UTC) and very soon, 1 Week 2 days time, this will reach the milestone of 1234567890!!! for a countdown check out

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Comment by freitasm, on 5-Feb-2009 13:49

I wouldn't say "fast approaching". The seconds don't tick faster than before... ;-)

But yes, it is getting closer by the second...

Comment by barf, on 7-Feb-2009 13:48

only when represented as integer, the 'binary' time will be 1001001100101100000001011010010.

the real big epoch event is in the year 2038

during that year the binary time will count up to reach


and the 32 bit integer assigned will reach its maximum decimal value of 2147483648, then the next count is 0000000000000000000000000000000

fun for embedded systems.....

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