[LEAPSECS] Toasting Unix timestamp 1234567890
neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Fri Feb 13 17:26:33 EST 2009
In an hour comes another fun moment in time: Unix time_t reaches
That's at 23:31:30 UTC the night between friday February 13th and
Here are some related pages:
A nice countdown: http://redhorse.se/cs/time.html
But I'm sad that most everyone is forgetting the 24 leap seconds that
will have passed by then, ignored by the kernel....
So I'll also celebrate the passing of 1234567890 UTC seconds
since January 1 1970, 00:00, which is 24 seconds earlier.
As Steve so carefully describes, because of the "rubber seconds" in
use before 1972 and other issues there are actually several other
interpretations of the number of seconds since 1970 - see these links:
And the legal situation is different still, see:
Cheers! Or as we say in Esperanto, "Sanon!"
Neal McBurnett http://neal.mcburnett.org/
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