Saturday, January 29, 2011

2038 is the new 2012...

2038 is the new 2012...

Unix is based on daemon's and Unix is often represented by a symbol of a demon:

The 32-bit representation of time in Unix runs out in the year 2038 (some systems have moved to 64-bit, but many will not).

99942 Apophis (ancient Egyptian spirit of evil and destruction) is a 350-meter asteroid that was spotted in June 2004 and is on course to impact the earth.
Moreover, we found out additional dates of impacts of Apophis, especially in 2038

Bonus points for anyone who can spot the biggest problem with the above citation.

And I received further confirmation of this theory today: XKCD: 65 Years. Clearly, there is a correlation here.

1 comment:

  1. latest news from NASA