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It's like 4:20 for code toads: Party like it's 1234567890!

Geeks worldwide will be drinking at 6:31:30 Eastern (23:31:30 UTC) today as they celebrate a historic moment. A new iPhone? Bill Gates sex tape release? No, it's the alignment of the UNIX stars as the Epoch time reaches 1234567890.

What's an Epoch time? Well, UNIX-based computers (including Mac and Linux machines) count time as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight, January 1, 1970. It passed a million seconds on 9/9/2001, but this particular new milestone hits a nerve that geeks can't resist -- it's an ordered list.

Join in the fun at home with this online 1234567890 countdown!

  • Boston Knucklehead said:

    I don't know how on earth I missed this.

    February 15, 2009 9:11 AM

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