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From: Douglas McIlroy <>
To: TUHS main list <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: Happy birthday, Unix timestamp!
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2022 08:06:33 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

> Well, you can imagine what happened when the leading digit changed
> from an ASCII "9" to an ASCII "1". Oops.

I first saw a time-overflow bug more than 60 years ago. Accounting
went haywire in the Bell Labs' comp center on day 256 of the year,
when the encoded output of a new time clock reached the sign bit.


             reply	other threads:[~2022-09-09 12:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-09-09 12:06 Douglas McIlroy [this message]
2022-09-09 17:16 ` Andrew Hume
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2022-09-09 18:53 Norman Wilson
2022-09-08 22:28 [TUHS] " Dave Horsfall
2022-09-08 23:48 ` [TUHS] " Rob Pike
2022-09-09  0:11   ` Dan Cross
2022-09-09  4:24   ` Rob Pike
2022-09-11  0:09   ` Dave Horsfall
2022-09-09  3:29 ` Seth Morabito
2022-09-09  7:03   ` Michael Kjörling

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