[clug-progsig] Unix epoch

Chris Berry chrisb at chrisbtoo.net
Wed Sep 29 15:41:20 PDT 2004


Nick W wrote:
> IMO they should start now and think 128 bit. That should last like a
> trillion years...

A bit longer than that. Back of an envelope says a 64-bit extension of
the current 32-bit value will last about 250 billion years, so extending
to 128 would last... erm... ~5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
years.


Chris.



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