In case you missed it, today is Friday the 13th. Which, you know, is supposed to be unlucky.

But you know what? We know all that. There’s actually a more interesting numerical occurrence today: Unix time will reach 1234567890. That is, it will have been 1,234,567,890 seconds since January 1, 1970—when the Unix "Epoch" starts counting from. Only computers running Unix-based operating systems apply.

It’s just a fun geeky coincidence, but you just know some conspiracy nut out there will freak out over this numerical conjunction.

That might make for an interesting story…


3 Replies to “Numbers”

  1. It’s worth noting that it is only Unix systems, not linux, BSD or others. From my understanding their epoch ends approximately when the sun burns out.

  2. No, it should be on any *nix variant whose epoch starts on 1-1-70… including Linus et al, right? Today’s "date" isn’t the end of the epoch, after all…

  3. I’m pretty sure nearly all *nix/BSD variants share the same epoch start date. Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue if they didn’t?

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