[clug-progsig] Unix epoch
keeling at spots.ab.ca
Wed Sep 29 23:09:30 PDT 2004
Incoming from Chris Berry:
> 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
Now that's uptime! Just imagine running that _other OS_ and having to
reboot ~5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 * 12 times (at
Sorry Jarrod. They DO deserve it, and we should not be ashamed to
point it out.
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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