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Its 1234567890 Day!!

Oh yeah, its finally here........ a landmark day for the uber-nerds!!! At 5:01 Indian Standard Time, UNIX time will reach the landmark value of, yup you guessed it, 1234567890.

This means that 1.2 billion seconds elapsed from January 1, 1970 UTC, which officially marks the beginning of the Unix epoch. The clock is used not just by Unix, but also by Linux, Java, JavaScript, and Mac OS X along with various other technologies.

Here's a great explanation about "1234567890 day" from TimeStamp1234567890.com (Especially For The N.O.N-N.E.R.D.)

What the hell are you talking about?
We are talking about the "UNIX Time". The UNIX is a number defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970. You can easily calculate or save times with this number. Read more wikipedia

Does TIMESTAMP 1234567890 mean the end of mankind?
Probably not... but you never know.

Can I buy TIMESTAMP 1234567890?
Return to topic 1. You can do a lot of funny things with a timestamp - but buying?!

Do we really need timestamp?
Absolutely yes! Without timestamp you can't do any time in computers


The countdown to this dubiously important occasion (actually a "count-up") has been awaited by many nerds (read Navin) with almost as much expectation as Y2K. Why?? Nobody really knows!! For me atleast, its just another occasion when "the higher power" has simply shown, once again, through UNIX this time, the beauty and symmetry of the universe, and as a wannabe Theoretical Physicist/L337 C0dEr/Life-Hacker, I do appreciate this in a purely artistic sense. Plus, an occasion like this calls for another late night geek party with CS gaming, and new "There's no place like 127.0.0.1" Tees......... So I'm not complaining!!! :)

Also, such events give rise to crazy sites like 1234567890Day.com (which actually provides links to a 12345678920 day party in India....... at Patna unfortunately!!!)

Anyway, in case you wanted to get to know when this landmark event occured, you can simply check out the countdown (correction: I mean "up") at CoolEpochCountdown.com

Cheers!!
May The Force Be With You!!!! :)

8 comments :

Samresh said...

paanch ghanton se hi kam time bacha hai bhai ;)

Anonymous said...

I missed it yaar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deajay said...

@ anonymous

U have 2 options:
1:Invent a timemachine, Go back in time (Just 2 days bro), and PARTY LIKE THERE'S NO 2MORO!

2) Invent a way to prevent aging, live until 22nd December 2282 and celebrate "9876543210 day" instead!

Chk it out at http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm

Navin Pai said...

@ Deajay

Bhai, kitne din hue, no contact at all.....cell pe bhi no reply....... toh kaisa chal raha hai??

Anyways, Thanks for a hilarious comment..... Hope I'm still alive to celebrate 9876543210 day!! Ek aur CS party hoga!! :)

Suhanna said...

I can say this till the day I die:

NAVIN=GEEK XTREME


hehehehe

Navin Pai said...

U said tht right Suhanna.....

Less than 2 hrs before valentines day, and I post stuff about some geek day tht barely anyone knows about!!

Anyways Happy Valentines Day (Belated) to all the guys N gals out there!! :)

I can't believe I missed the fact tht there were barely minutes left for valentines day (or is tht violent-ines day??)......

Thanks for pointing it out in Ur timely "fattoo" call (as usual)!!

cheers!!

Anonymous said...

Now thats a craaaaaaazy post

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