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574 comments

Eh... (5, Funny)

suso (153703) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967317)

I'll wait until it goes back to 0000000000 til I celebrate.

Re:Eh... (-1)

Just Some Guy (3352) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967573)

"So tonight I'm gonna party like it's nine-teen-sev-en-ty!" -- Not Prince

404 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967323)

404 File Not Found
The requested URL (articles/05/03/17/169200.shtml?tid=130) was not found.

If you feel like it, mail the url, and where ya came from to pater@slashdot.org.

FIX YOUR BROKEN A** SITE

Big 00000000 (3, Funny)

Dashing Leech (688077) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967324)

I rate this a 000000000 on the geek scale.

Re:Big 00000000 (1)

blogtim (804206) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967348)

Are you sure you don't mean 100000000?

Re:Big 00000000 (4, Funny)

HiredMan (5546) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967548)

[Get Fuzzy]

You couldn't be geekier if you were actually standing there with a Dungeon Master's Guide in your hand.

-The old Dungeon Master's Guide or the new one? Because the new ones are swwweeeeeeet!

I stand NOT corrected.

[/Get Fuzzy]

=tkk

party till its 1999 (2, Funny)

romit_icarus (613431) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967325)

Don't think Prince would know about Unix time, right?

Woohoo! (5, Funny)

fdrake76 (696983) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967328)

Time to party like it's 1111111110!

Re:Woohoo! (1)

krgallagher (743575) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967456)

" Time to party like it's 1111111110!"

Don't you mean 946684799? Or did you mean 11111001111?

Re:Woohoo! (1)

RealAlaskan (576404) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967458)

Time to party like it's 1111111110!

Did you mean Time to party like it's 946684799 [corz.org]

ObPedantic (5, Funny)

shrubya (570356) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967517)

Actually, the Prince song is about the base 10 digit rollover, when 1999 ends and 2000 begins. So in the proper binary analogy, 10000000000 will be when party's over oops out of time, so we should party like its 1111111111.

I hereby lay claim to at least 00000100 of fdrake76's geek points, preferably in the form of Funny or Informative.

Re:Woohoo! (5, Funny)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967567)

As i sit here with a Giant collection of lego star wars toys , several half wrecked old machines servering various services ,a reference book collection to rival that of a national library ,an Espreso machine controled via blue tooth, An ever encroaching beard since i lost my shaving kit under a pile of a Punch cards and a wrist time device that runs linux ,,, I begin to think that this story is far too geeky .. 1010101010 is way cooler anyhow

Dang (-1, Redundant)

six11 (579) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967329)

It must be a slow news day.

Re:Dang (5, Funny)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967358)

It must be a slow news day.

Just wait, Slashdot will be announcing the Google Cafeteria lunch menu in about an hour.

Re:Dang (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967488)

B... b... but what's that got to do with iPods?

wha?? (0, Offtopic)

peculiarmethod (301094) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967332)

Does Mr. Taco get $.15 a click-through on that site or something? sheesh

2get (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967333)

2get

Oh dear. (0, Redundant)

Neophytus (642863) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967334)

I, for one, welcome our new binary timestamp overlords.

Re:Oh dear. (0, Troll)

mausmalone (594185) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967395)

For the love of God!

The joke is dead. Let it go.

Re:Oh dear. (1)

Neophytus (642863) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967479)

I know - but every slow news day needs it ;)

might be too late! (1)

kingjosh (792336) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967337)

Be sure to celebrate soon! If you skip this one and wait for the next 1, you'll be dead . . .

Eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967338)

What.

first (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967340)

first post

people with way too much free time on their hands (5, Funny)

VolciMaster (821873) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967347)

OK, I know it's cool (and tonight), but how bored do you have to be to figure this out? (Then again, I had a Star Wars II countdown timer running for a while on my desktop...)

Re:people with way too much free time on their han (1)

j.someone (842306) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967436)

not that bored :)
php -r 'echo date("r",1111111111);'<br>
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 01:58:31 +0000

It gets better ! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967349)


don't forget people you can see the following amazing sights on your home digital clock without modifications !!

11:11:11
01:01:01
00:00:00
12:34:56

please feel free to add your own

what clock (2, Funny)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967412)

displays 00:00:00

send it back!

Re:what clock (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967442)

In Europe and actually most parts of the world they do.

(Yes, I know that you were joking)

Re:what clock (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967512)

00:00:00 = 12AM

Re:what clock (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967515)

My VCR blinks that all the time.

Re:It gets better ! (5, Interesting)

dashing_cavalier (672840) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967435)

How about: 11:23:58?

Re:It gets better ! (5, Informative)

EmagGeek (574360) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967516)

The fibonacci clock always displays 11:23:58 :)

Egad! (2, Funny)

cephalien (529516) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967353)

Quickly, set the Wayback machine for 11010101010!

Re:Egad! (1)

Kimos (859729) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967454)

Way back to Sun, 24 Nov 2318 17:23:30 GMT?

Dumbest! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967354)

Wow! Dumbest Slashdot story ever!

Re:Dumbest! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967405)

The dumbest story will be the one about the timestamp reaching 10000000000.

Re:Dumbest! (0, Troll)

A beautiful mind (821714) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967518)

Do not underestimate our dear editors, i'm sure in the future, given enough time they can produce something even more brilliantly dumb...

Financial news: Candle sales skyrocket! (4, Funny)

Humorously_Inept (777630) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967355)

Candlemakers report unseasonally high profits this quarter thanks to a very unusual birthday...

In other news... (1)

ikewillis (586793) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967356)

It's about to turn 11:11:11 here in approximately a half hour... better celebrate!

Wait, what the fuck is so special about 11:11:11?

Re:In other news... (1)

i.r.id10t (595143) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967544)

Weel, at 11:11 on 11/11 some big war ended at one point in time...

Re:In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967546)

Nothing. What's so special about 2000? Also nothing, but a lot of people decided to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside anyway.

I can't even remember how many stupid Discovery Channel specials I saw on either the Dead Sea Scrolls or the Pyramids showing how something special was supposed to happen in 2000.

Re:In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967560)

If it only turned 11:11:11 once, it would be reason to celebrate, or at least observe it anyway.

OMG WHAT IS 1111111111*7478468463476483674862? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967357)



It's my birthday in Rubik's Daylight MalCODE!

Get the time here! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967361)

//Works on Windows anyway, dunno about *nix

#include
#include

void main(void)
{

long int datetimeint = 0;

datetimeint = time(NULL);

cout"Time is "datetimeintendl;

}

Re:Get the time here! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967398)

gah poxy slashcode took out my includes, try this:

#include <time.h>
#include <iostream.h>

void main(void)
{

long int datetimeint = 0;

datetimeint = time(NULL);

cout"Time is "datetimeintendl;

}

Re:Get the time here! (1)

LordByronStyrofoam (587954) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967492)

Give up. You can't 'escape'.

here come the consultants! (5, Funny)

yagu (721525) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967366)

Yeah, this scares me.... has anyone actually looked into the Y2.038205K crisis?

Re:here come the consultants! (3, Funny)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967427)

Bah, it's not worth worrying about. The Aztec calendar ends long before 2038, and as we all know, the coming singularity will hit at the same time, rendering all current technology extremely obselete.

Unless we get a brain tumor and die first. That would suck.

Re:here come the consultants! (1)

jon787 (512497) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967490)

time_t is usually a long now which fixes the problem on 64-bit systems. I think they are hoping we won't be using 32-bit systems in 2038.

Re:here come the consultants! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967519)

yeah but I want to schedule something now for 2038

Re:here come the consultants! (1)

Neophytus (642863) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967538)

It was hoped that we wouldn't be using 1970s computers in 2000. Certainly, my local newsagent was still using his atari for managing paper rounds.

Great post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967368)

Slashdot has hit a new low in reporting non-events.

Only a (2, Funny)

mbrewthx (693182) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967369)

Unich uses Unix time!!!!

This must be quite a party (2, Funny)

winkydink (650484) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967371)

if I'm going to need a party hat [urbandictionary.com] .

Re:This must be quite a party (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967471)

We're all hungry here. Who's tossing the salad [urbandictionary.com] ?

Won't be missing it! (1)

SerialEx13 (605554) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967373)

I had just learnt about Unix time shortly after 100000000 had occured. Seemed a rather shame to miss it. I won't be missing this though! 2000000000 is a rather long time to wait to reach another milestone.

Here's the process... (3, Insightful)

Faust7 (314817) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967375)

1) Bored Unix programmer visits the Unix time conversion website and enters in "1111111111" for shits and giggles.

2) Bored Unix programmer sees that this is equivalent to just a little while from now.

3) Bored Unix programmer tosses around a few more numbers and submits the story to Slashdot.

4) Story becomes Slashdot front-page news.

Re:Here's the process... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967485)

0) Bored Unix programmer notices that Unix time is 11111932940 and wonder when 111111111 will be.

Re:Here's the process... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967514)

Isn't there supposed to be a step five?

5) PROFIT!

Re:Here's the process... (2, Funny)

great om (18682) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967523)

5) ?????????
6) PROFIT!!!!

Okay, I can't believe I posted that

-oh well,
om

also interesting - 2038 (4, Informative)

Coneasfast (690509) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967376)

since we brought this up, it might be interesting for everyone to read and be aware of the year 2038 [deepsky.com] bug.

(by that time, we will all have at least 64-bit systems, but still a cause for concern, read the link)

Re:also interesting - 2038 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967486)

I've already been putting feelers for that big fat y2.038k consultancy contract.

Re:also interesting - 2038 (2, Interesting)

jerometremblay (513886) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967556)

Fear not, there is already a rfc for the Y10K [klubkev.org] bug (and beyond).

I'll wear the Green (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967378)

Or should I wear a pixelated hash vest instead?

Y2K (4, Funny)

AviLazar (741826) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967382)

Is your unix system prepared for the 2^31 system bugs? If you are unsure, download our special program that will tell you if you need to hire some out-of-work Cobol programmer to update your Unix time clock.

Re:Y2K (1)

mbrewthx (693182) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967423)

I program COBOL you insensitive clod!!!!
And RPG

Slow news day (2)

krgallagher (743575) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967385)

It must be a slow news day.

Oh well, since I am at GMT - 6, I guess that means it will be Thu, 17 Mar 2005 07:58:31 CST for me. I'll have to set my alarm clock.

Re:Slow news day (1)

cerberus04 (792701) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967498)

thats gonna be Thu Mar 17 19:58:31 CST 2005.. six the other direction ----- Out of clutter, find simplicity. -Albert Enstein

Countdown to when Slashdot readers will get laid.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967387)

Returns #NAN

It's OK! THe Girl from Jarassic Park will Fix it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967389)

Heck, she KNOWS this system!

Thank you, I'll be eating all leeks.

Next Party (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967393)

Too bad it'll never make it to 2222222222. :-)

Looks like the next big day will be @ 1234567890 which happens to be: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:31:30 GMT

Guess we better celebrate this cause we'll have to wait quite awhile for the party!

Re:Next Party (2, Funny)

fdrake76 (696983) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967504)

Too bad it'll never make it to 2222222222. :-)

It will, just not on the computer you're using right now :-)

Title? (1)

nuclear305 (674185) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967400)

Since this is /. shouldn't the title be something closer to:

date +%s Turning 1111111111!!!!lllloneoneonebbq?

Prince "1111111111" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967417)

Let's party until it's 1111111111.

I can't seem to see Prince sing this...

On all Unixes? (5, Funny)

identity0 (77976) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967431)

So is this true on all Unix-like systems? I just checked the OS X box i'm using at school, it is currently 1111084982 as I type this.

And do we get to sacrifice a virgin when the time comes? Or would sacrificing a non-virgin make more sense in this crowd? : )

Re:On all Unixes? (2, Funny)

eclectro (227083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967508)

And do we get to sacrifice a virgin when the time comes?

You have to catch the virgin first. Sadly, this should prove very difficult for those reading this article.

Re:On all Unixes? (5, Funny)

justforaday (560408) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967586)

You have to catch the virgin first. Sadly, this should prove very difficult for those reading this article.

How so? I figure stringing up a fishing net over the cubicle next door should take care of this. I just hope he doesn't get the same idea first...

Re:On all Unixes? (1)

m50d (797211) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967566)

Yes, and even some non-unix systems, timestamps are standardised. And if you can find an attractive virgin female...well, I can think of better things to do than sacrifice her, but if that's what you want...

Who cares? It's base 10. (1)

LordByronStyrofoam (587954) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967446)

Tell me when it's 01111111111111111111111111111111 BINARY cuz that's when all hell's gonna break loose. All the code that uses a signed it to hold the time will enter a time warp the likes of which will not be seen again unitl - wait! we'll be stuck in an infinite loop! AAAAAAUUGH!!

Fake Nerds (3, Insightful)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967447)

Geeks are "fake freaks": freaks by choice, not by nature. Now we've got a horde of Slashdotters talking about how this timestamp story is interesting only if you're really "bored", or have "too much time ;) on your hands". Of course this story is interesting to nerds, who are preternaturally aware that we've got a "Y2K38" event coming up, when all the 32bit timestamps roll over to another epoch. But all these high-numbered posers, whining about how irrelevant or how hard it is to to understand this timeframe, are fake nerds. What is the word for that?

Re:Fake Nerds (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967537)

Maybe a fake nerd is a nerf?

More, the same day (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967450)

1111122222 is Fri, 18 Mar 2005 05:03:42 GMT

1111112345 is Fri, 18 Mar 2005 02:19:05 GMT

and the next day:

1111199999 is Sat, 19 Mar 2005 02:39:59 GMT

These sorts of birthdays are pretty common. People have brain hardware that quickly recognizes patterns, even if the patterns don't mean anything significant.

You need a web-site to tell you that? (1)

mi (197448) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967459)

env LANG=C date -r 1111111111
Thu Mar 17 20:58:31 EST 2005

it's a unique enough occasion (1)

johansalk (818687) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967464)



Well, 2222222222 is Sat, 02 Jun 2040 03:57:02 GMT

Re:it's a unique enough occasion (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967482)

Well, 2222222222 is Sat, 02 Jun 2040 03:57:02 GMT

Which is also the date when the Tuvalu .tv domain goes out of service as both Tuvalu and half of Florida go down beneath the waves due to global warming.

Re:it's a unique enough occasion (1)

CypherXero (798440) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967535)

We won't ever get to that date with 32-bit UNIX systems, because it's not large enough to hold that number. The highest it will be able to go to is 2147483647, which is GMT 03:14:07, Tuesday, January 19, 2038

Ugliest submission ever (2, Funny)

bonch (38532) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967476)

I hereby nominate this as the ugliest headline and submission on Slashdot ever. And that's not even getting into the bizarre grammar of the submitter.

ah HA! (5, Funny)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967480)

Finally a holiday for the rest of us!

Wear your propeller beanie and a t-shirt that says "Kiss Me I use Unix".

Re:ah HA! (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967533)

Wear your propeller beanie and a t-shirt that says "Kiss Me I use Unix".

Or you can wear a snappy red fedora and a t-shirt that says "Kiss Me I use Linux".

Errm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967493)

Shut up.

Beware the ides of 1111111111 (1)

neckdeepinspecialsau (756133) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967501)

It is the moment we completely run out of news to post to /.

use a lepricondom on st. patricks day (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967511)

Remember to practice safe sex on St. Patrick's Day and wear a Lepricondom.

Yeah, but in hex... (3, Funny)

Yaztromo (655250) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967525)

...it's 0x423a35c7, which isn't particularily meaningful.

Wake me up when it's 0x42424242 or something, okay?

Yaz.

oh! I know! I know! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967530)

This is the date Slashdot jumps the shark, right?

I can't wear a party hat... (2, Funny)

SmokeHalo (783772) | more than 9 years ago | (#11967549)

It'll clash with the tinfoil.

Or for our AOL readers.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967555)

date +%s Turning REAL OLD LOL!!1!1111111111!!!!!1!!!

News For Nerds. Yes (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967563)

Stuff that matters? No.

1/2

Slashdot is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11967584)

... such a blatant waste of server space.
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