Humor: On Feb, Friday 13, 2009 Unix time Will Be 1234567890

by on February 9, 2009 · 5 comments· LAST UPDATED February 10, 2009

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Unix time (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.

At 11:31:30pm UTC on Feb 13, 2009, Unix time will reach 1,234,567,890. You can verify this as follows:
$ date -d@1234567890
Sample output:

Fri Feb 13 17:31:30 CST 2009

This will be happening on Sat Feb 14th early in the morning in New Delhi, India (IST local time):
$ date -d@1234567890
Sample output:

Sat Feb 14 05:01:30 IST 2009


One of those magic times: On Friday the 13th!
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1 Eugene Orlov February 10, 2009 at 7:15 am

Friday 13 is believed to be unhappy because of Templar Order, see Wiki for more info.

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2 Bruno February 10, 2009 at 11:23 am

For Mac user : the command is

$ date -r 1234567890

in UK the result is Ven 13 Feb 2009 23:31:30 GMT

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3 omgirc February 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm

neat parlor trick. but does it have any useful traits?

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4 Jacki February 15, 2009 at 9:21 am

Oh its cool !

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5 pga July 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

This is great!

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