Y2K38 countdown starts saturday 19.01.2008
“I just wanted to remind everyone that Saturday, January 19th 2008 will mark the beginning of the 30-year countdown to the Y2K38 bug, when Unix time will overflow 32 bits. Some 30-year loan calculation software might start having problems with this over the weekend.”
Y2K was just displaying errors, but Y2K38 is really harder to fix : sowftwares, databases, encryption … and so on.
okey, in 30 years many things will change and we’ll have some revolutions somewhere, who knows, unix timestamps may be obsolete.
[ via slashdot]