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I just read that the date system for 32 bit systems (majority in existance today) will rollover on January 18, 2038. . . in true Y2K fashion. . . So all systems should be changed to 64 bit by then to be compatible. . . 64 bit can last for billions of years. . . just thought that was interesting. . .

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Time is represented as a positive integer of type time_t that contains the number of seconds elapsed since the epoch, or January 1st, 1970, 00:00 GMT. time_t is a platform-defined signed integral type containing at least 32 bits. As large as this type may seem, on 32-bit architectures time_t will roll over on January 18, 2038. Fortunately, hardware architectures are gradually switching to a 64-bit time_t, which can represent billions of years.
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of course I think well be past 128 bit systems by then . . .
 
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there wasn't a y2k in the year 2000. So I do not think it will happen in 2038 either.
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I heard something about this not too long ago.. I don't know that I believe it.
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I meant the date turning over. . . potentially causing problems?. .. the 2k in y2k stands for 2000 so it would be Y2.038 lol
 
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Well in 2038 I would expect to have 40 gazillion bit systems so it won't matter. Pffft 32bit. lol.
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hmmm.... i dunno. Time just goes on.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FFEMTcJ View Post
I heard something about this not too long ago.. I don't know that I believe it.
Im sure it wont cause problems. . .i mean look how much we advanced in the past 30 years. . .
 
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i think the system clocks will just roll back if the proper patches are not applied (but by then the problem will have been solved and laughed at)
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lonnie5000 View Post
Well in 2038 I would expect to have 40 gazillion bit systems so it won't matter. Pffft 32bit. lol.
Agreed.
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