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Start Building Your Bunker Today
Everyone, of course, is familiar with the so-called Y2K bug. But did you know that another computer doomsday looms on the horizon?

Most modern computer programs store the date using a 32-bit integer counting the number of seconds from midnight, January 1st, 1970. This integer has a range from -2,147,483,647 to 2,147,483,647. Right now that number is around 1,083,006,000.

So when does this system stop working? On Tuesday, January 19th, 2038 at 3:14:07 AM (GMT), the clock will reset to Friday, December 13th, 1901 at 8:45:52 PM. At that moment, airplanes and satellites will realize they have not been invented yet and will fall right out of the sky.

We have less than 34 years to get ready for the end of civilization as we know it. You have been warned!
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yellzer From: yellzer Date: April 26th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dork...one
From: just_joolie Date: April 26th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
geek...one.
webdiva From: webdiva Date: April 26th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahah lovely! :)
macklinr From: macklinr Date: April 26th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
By then it'll be too late. The Mayan's will be getting their "told you so!" on in 2012.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: April 26th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
If the Mayans knew anything, you'd think they'd be more worried about 1535 than 2012.
macklinr From: macklinr Date: April 26th, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, sure, but in all fairness, most doomsday prophets get hung up on "when will the world be over?" and less on "so, is there some genocide in my future?"
jarrett From: jarrett Date: April 27th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
They should have examined their priorities.
From: chrysus Date: April 27th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
That was the Incans. The Mayans faded around 800-900, n00b.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: April 27th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Touché.

Since when are you an expert on ancient Mesoamerican civilizations?
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