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.

http://www.ta3.sk/caosp/Eedition/FullTexts/vol38no1/pp21-32.pdf
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

    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/apophis/

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