Friday, February 13, 2009

1234567890 Other Reasons to Celebrate Friday the 13th - Today

I love knowing odd things and I was feeling kind of .... irkish that I couldn't find a great way celebrate it (especially since I'm going to see Jason tonight).
But I don't think we should think of the 13th of Friday is a bad thing.
So when this came across my email, I thought it was PERFECT!!!

Unix Time Celebrates 1234567890 Day

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 07:48 AM PST

Its 1234567890 Day today! On Friday, February 13 at exactly 3:31:30 PM (PST) Unix time will equal 1234567890. The world is celebrating the milestone with global 1234567890 parties today.
So what is Unix time? Unix time, or POSIX time, is a system for describing points in time, defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds. It is widely used on Unix-like operating systems and many other computing systems. So 1234567890 means (2009-02-13 23:31:30Z).
Someone set up a countdown counter which shows under 7 hours till the event finale. See which 1234567890 Day parties are occurring in your city and join the fun.
A similar numerological date in computer history occurred on March 17, 2005 when at 19:58:31 Central Time, for the first time the entire world of computers rolled over to the longest ever number of repeating clock digits: 1,111,111,111 seconds. If you had software that supported milliseconds, you could see an amazing timestamp of 1,111,111,111,111.


Sylvia Hubbard
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1 comment:

Becky said...

I had no idea that it was 1234567890 Day! That's awesome! To celebrate Friday the 13th I want to share a terrific book with you titled "Threshold" by Bonnie Kozek. "Threshold" is a violent, heroic, piece of noir fiction . . . Kozek has earned her spot among the best of 'em, from Thompson to Willeford to Chandler to Bukowski. Happy Friday the 13th. I hope you like the movie Jason!

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