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The world will end this Friday, at 11:31:30pm UTC

fred rosenberger
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I think that's 4:30:30 pm JavaRanch time. Unix clocks will hit 1,234,567,890 milliseconds from epoch, AND it's Friday the 13th. Coincidence? I think not.


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fred rosenberger wrote:I think that's 4:30:30 pm JavaRanch time. Unix clocks will hit 1,234,567,890 milliseconds from epoch, AND it's Friday the 13th. Coincidence? I think not.


OK, that makes me feel old. I remember noting when the clock rolled over to ten digits for the first time, and actually fixing a bug related to that!

Hmm, maybe not so old. I guess that was only 7 years ago!


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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
Hmm, maybe not so old. I guess that was only 7 years ago!


Um, really???


So we can all use that logic. I can't believe new years for 2009 passed. I must be getting old. Oh, wait! that was just a little over a month ago, so I must not be old.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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I love stuff like this...

you guys watch your odometers for cool numbers (including palindromes)?


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Yeah. I remember being 1 billion seconds old... that was quite a long time ago, I'm not so far from 2 billion now.
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The world will end this Friday

Nice weather for it.

I remember celebrating my 10,000th birthday. By now, I should check how much to go until the 15,000th...


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fred rosenberger
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I'll be 15k days old on May 18th of this year.
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Been there, done that. Looking at 20K next.
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fred rosenberger wrote:I think that's 4:30:30 pm JavaRanch time. Unix clocks will hit 1,234,567,890 milliseconds from epoch,....


"Orbiting this at a distance of rougly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."




(I dont intend to condescend or anything like that; just that this is what came to my mind when i read this thread!)


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although completely unrelated but something I find neat-o:

12,345,679 ---> No "8"
x8
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98,765,432
Jesper de Jong
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So this evening, at 11:31:30 PM UTC, computers will become sentient and take over the world!

Aha, 13702 days today.


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Bert Bates wrote:I love stuff like this...

you guys watch your odometers for cool numbers (including palindromes)?


Heck yes!

Here's a quick math problem to start your week out right:

Bert's odometer reads 73937, which he notices with some amusement is a palindrome. If Bert drives 55 miles per hour, how long will it be before he sees another palindromic reading?

(The readings are in whole miles, no tenths.)
fred rosenberger
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2 hours? he will have traveled an additional 110 miles, so his odometer would read 74047. I think... it's still early.
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This is sooooooo awkward ... existing and all ... what went wrong? (right?)


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Nothing happened (for me) on 13th of February. But a month later, on 13th of March(Friday again), the place I live received out of season rains and hailstorms.
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Just wait until Friday 13 April 2029... BOOM! (or not...?)
 
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