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31 Dec 1969

Postby flash on Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:35 pm

I am pretty much of a newb to the forum but could someone please
explain why so many people have a membership date of
31 Dec 1969? Is it someones birthday of am I completely
missing the boat on this one?
Thanks.
:o
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:12 pm

We upgraded the forum a year or two ago and the upgrade script gave that date to the people already registered.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:40 pm

actually, the date could be 1 January 1970, it depends on your time settings w.r.t. GMT.
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Postby flash on Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:10 pm

Thanks for the answers..... I was just being nosey. :lol:
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:06 pm

Just noticed that Paypal has this problem too, I checked an old order (last month) says Shipped December 31st, 1969. Very odd...
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:50 pm

That's related to the base time in Unix-based systems which count in seconds from 0:00 on 1-Jan-1970 UTC. So what you're seeing is how a zero gets displayed (with adjustment for the time zone).

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