Exciting Unix Timestamp Day - Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:31:30 GMT - 1234567890

Over the World, millions of geeks are preparing to celebrate the fact that they have been given the chance to witness a rare event in time and space.

We are not talking about a comet.

We are not talking about an eclipse.

We are talking about the moment when the Unix Timestamp ticks over to a pretty sequence , the likes of which will not be seen for another 352 years.

On Friday 13th 2009 at just after half past eleven PM (23:31:30) GMT the unix timestamp will be “1234567890″.

Some groups have expressed concern about the damaging effect that this phenomenon could potentially have on computing systems Worldwide.

These fear mongers have labelled the threat as the “just-after-half-past-eleven-bug” and claim that it could cause just as much damage as the millennium bug.

Experts have labelled the fear mongers as “fear mongers”.

But that is not the only controversy. A splinter faction of geeks have claimed that the sequence “1234567891″ is far more interesting and have pledged to wait, steadfastly, until Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:31:31 GMT before they begin to celebrate.

Tony Blair has declined to comment on the situation.

Resources:

http://timestamp1234567890.com/

Facebook group “Rendez-vous le 14 Février à 00h31mn30s pour un timestamp de 1234567890″:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30884768288#/group.php?gid=63684256302

All about the epoch (January 1, 1970):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time

Y2K38 bug:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

Unix Time Stamp Conversions:
online unix timestamp converter tool

Other Time_t parties:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_t#time_t_parties

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