Thursday, 12 February 2009

Friday 13th; Unix Time: 1234567890

Tomorrow will be Friday 13th. To make this the coolest friday 13th ever, at 23:31:30 UTC (in São Paulo daylight savings time that would be 21:31:30), Unix Time1 will be "1234567890". Cool, isn't it ^_^

Thanks to that, I've seen what might be the coolest programing joke I've ever seen on the slashdot history comments:

Every day is a long day, because 86400 seconds won't fit in a short."2 — FooAtWFU,

1: Unix systems keep the time by storing the amount of seconds which elapsed since midnight of January 1st, 1970.

2: a (unsigned) short in programming is a variable which can keep a value from 0 to 65525 (aka 216-1).

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