[TUHS] Unix half a billion seconds old in 1985
robert at timetraveller.org
Mon Nov 5 09:39:04 AEST 2018
On Mon, 5 Nov 2018, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> UNIX was half a billion (500000000) seconds old on Tue Nov 5 00:53:20
> 1985 GMT (measuring since the time(2) epoch).
> -- Andy Tannenbaum
> Hmmm... According to my rough calculations, it hit a billion (US) seconds
> around 2000.
There were billion second parties around the world at the time. Two days
later all hell broke loose...
$ date -d @1000000000 -u
Sun Sep 9 01:46:40 UTC 2001
A few of my friends had a lunch to celebrate 1.5 billion seconds since the
epoch in 2017 too. Alas, I couldn't make it to lunch. 1.5 billion
seconds was actually reached during the lunch thanks to our TZ:
$date -d @1500000000
Fri Jul 14 12:40:00 AEST 2017
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