This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
If that's really your line of code, it's not doing what you want it to. First you subtract 2 (octal) and 10 from 2013, leaving 2011. You then create a new Date object that is 2011 milliseconds (or just over 2 seconds) past midnight on January 1st 1970.