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February
13
2009
6:00 am
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Who remembers the Sesame Street song of a similar bent?

AKA the “pinball countdown”.

Ahh, memories.

And we’ll all remember today, Friday the 13th [ooooooh!] as the day that Unix time hit a very recognizable number.  At 6:31:30 pm today, something called “unix time” (aka localtime) will be exactly 1234567890.

What is unix time, you ask?  Unix time is something used by some computers for easier calculation of time.  The quick explanation is that it represents the number of seconds since something ominous called the “epoch”, which is January 1st, 1970.  Computers are very good at these kinds of calculations for some reason, and for another unknown reason they’re horrible at calculating the next set of winning lottery numbers.

For me, this is like 1:23:45 on 6/7/89 or 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (or 07/08/09, this year) or 08/09/10 at 11:12:13.  It’s also similar to 11:11 in that it’s made up of abritrary numbers that may or may not be in a row.  I love seeing patterns like these!

Do you see any patterns that excite you?  I mean other than my chronological posting of blog entries.

 


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