The Y2K38 Problem

Hmm, so it looks like there’s another problem looming for computers in the year 2038. Apparently most of the systems around the world use 32-bit signed integers to store time, which is the number of seconds elapsed since the so-called epoch, i.e. January 1, 1970. It looks like a 32-bit signed integer will run out of capacity on Tuesday, January 19, 2038 (it will reach greater than 231 seconds). So the programmers around the world need to fix this problem. The solutions are available and apparently simple enough. Read this interesting article here.

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