Calendar Start Date

Modem / Router – Have a ‘calendar-start-date’ (Jan 1 1970)

CONCEPT: ‘Date-Handling’

EXTENDED: date handling on machines in the world today

QUOTE: [From url; http://www.2038bug.com/] “Most programs work out their dates from a perpetual second counter – 86400 seconds per day counting from Jan 1 1970”.

A LITTLE BIT MORE; (Text pasted below from url 2038-Bug, all adds up to a more-complete picture – THIS provides a information about WHY my 1st DLink modem and router, contained the 1970’s date, which is a start-point, LIKE ‘as if time started here)

Of course we now know that the prevalence of computers that would fail because of this error was greatly exaggerated by the media. Computer scientists were generally aware that most machines would continue operating as usual through the century turnover, with the worst result being an incorrect date. This prediction withstood through to the new millennium. Affected systems were tested and corrected in time, although the correction and verification of those systems was monumentally expensive.

There are however several other problems with date handling on machines in the world today. Some are less prevalent than others, but it is true that almost all computers suffer from one critical limitation. Most programs work out their dates from a perpetual second counter – 86400 seconds per day counting from Jan 1 1970.

OTHER LINKS; (That pointed me towards this topic)

#1: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_internet_will_end_in_30_years.php

#2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

#3: google ~ 2038+bug (Do more research as required)

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