[TUHS] OT: Grace Hopper, Unix epoch, ARPAnet converted to TCP/IP

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Mon Jan 1 09:47:28 AEST 2018


On Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 10:22:02AM +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Dec 2017, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> 
> > > the ARPAnet got converted from NCP to TCP/IP in 1983; ... have a more 
> > > precise date?
> >
> > No, it was Jan 1.
> 
> aneurin% date
> Mon Jan  1 10:14:58 EST 2018
> 
> What timezone did you say you were in again?  This is the problem when 
> expressing historical events...

I am confident ARPANET did not pin time to AEDT.  Even if you go by   
UTC you've still got about fifteen minutes to wait for 1 JAN 2018.

khm


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