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Jim Becker
12-31-2005, 1:12 PM
Sounds like there were an awful lot of families who scurried to get those tax deductions in over the years! There are an incredible number of birthdays for SMC members today!

Shelley Bolster
12-31-2005, 1:22 PM
I'm glad you posted something about that Jim......when I came on earlier this morning, that was the first thing I noticed but thought it was perhaps a computer glitch. Even stranger is that there are a whopping 37 that are turning 36 today!! Makes me wonder whether they was a massive power outage the last day of March 1969?? :eek: You could be right about the income tax deductions or many might have been trying for the New Years Baby. Either way.........Happy Birthday All!

Lee DeRaud
12-31-2005, 1:42 PM
Looks like we've zeroed in on the SMC "core demographic".:p

Keith Outten
12-31-2005, 2:52 PM
I can't remember the details but I think it is a Unix issue. Those who left their age blank will default to either todays date or tomorrow. I remember last year we had a simular event.

Matt Meiser
12-31-2005, 2:56 PM
Jim, pointed out the same question last year. :) Look at the similar threads.

Jim Becker
12-31-2005, 4:34 PM
Jim, pointed out the same question last year. :) Look at the similar threads.

DUH...like I would remember that. I suffer from CRS and it's gotten worse lately... ;)

Joe Mioux
12-31-2005, 4:37 PM
Matt took the words out of my...uh....the words off my finger tips:)

and if I am not mistaken, Keith gave the same answer last year.

Happy New Year
Joe

Lee DeRaud
12-31-2005, 6:20 PM
I can't remember the details but I think it is a Unix issue. Those who left their age blank will default to either todays date or tomorrow. I remember last year we had a simular event.(slaps forehead) Oh, duh..."second minus-one" of the Unix epoch: 11:59:59 12/31/1969.

Could be worse, could be unsigned, giving you the 32-bit rollover date, sometime in 2039, IIRC.:eek:
(And no, I have no idea when it happens using 64 bits.)

Andy Hoyt
12-31-2005, 6:33 PM
DUH...like I would remember that. I suffer from CRS and it's gotten worse lately... ;)
That's a new acronym for me Jim.

Could it mean:
Compound Radial Sawsall?
Curvilinear Response Signode?
Creatinated Rectilinear Sinusitis?
Creekazoidal Reply Syndrome?

Dennis Peacock
12-31-2005, 7:36 PM
Yup....Keith is correct. Unix Epoch time....Birthday left blank? You get the default as per the Unix Operating System. ;)

Aaron Koehl
12-31-2005, 7:40 PM
(slaps forehead) Oh, duh..."second minus-one" of the Unix epoch: 11:59:59 12/31/1969.

Could be worse, could be unsigned, giving you the 32-bit rollover date, sometime in 2039, IIRC.:eek:
(And no, I have no idea when it happens using 64 bits.)
Or better yet,

Default of 01/01/1970 minus GMT timezone adjustment.
So.. That makes 1/1/1970 -0500 hours for EST folks, making it 12/31/1969, 7pm.

Scott Parks
12-31-2005, 8:06 PM
That's a new acronym for me Jim.

Could it mean:
Compound Radial Sawsall?
Curvilinear Response Signode?
Creatinated Rectilinear Sinusitis?
Creekazoidal Reply Syndrome?

Can't remember s(tuff).;)

Jim Becker
12-31-2005, 8:27 PM
That's a new acronym for me Jim.

Could it mean:
Compound Radial Sawsall?
Curvilinear Response Signode?
Creatinated Rectilinear Sinusitis?
Creekazoidal Reply Syndrome?

Number 4 for sure, although I think that Scott has it pegged a little more precisely... ;)

Ken Garlock
12-31-2005, 10:09 PM
(slaps forehead) Oh, duh..."second minus-one" of the Unix epoch: 11:59:59 12/31/1969.

Could be worse, could be unsigned, giving you the 32-bit rollover date, sometime in 2039, IIRC.:eek:
(And no, I have no idea when it happens using 64 bits.)

Lee, in real computers, spelled IBM Mainframe, the internal TOD clock is a 64 bit register. Bit 54(or 56?) is 1.01 seconds, and yes it will roll over some time after 2030. Year 2000 panic, here we go again:D

Lee DeRaud
12-31-2005, 10:48 PM
Lee, in real computers, spelled IBM Mainframe, the internal TOD clock is a 64 bit register. Bit 54(or 56?) is 1.01 seconds, and yes it will roll over some time after 2030. Year 2000 panic, here we go again:DUnix computers aren't "real" computers?!? I must not have gotten that memo.:rolleyes: