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  • Aug 8th, 2013 @ 11:21am

    Serious Bug - just wait

    In January of 2038 a VERY serious bug in the time keeping software in MANY computers and applications will cause all sorts of problems. 32bit roll over on the time counter.
    2147483647 - Mon, 18 Jan 2038 22:14:07 -0500
    The next second is -Fri, 13 Dec 1901 15:45:52 -0500
    Much more serious than the Y2K problem.

    BTW: both DEW and some Gov. agencies were down for several days, but they kept it quiet.