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  • proper n. The year 2038, in which certain date-related bugs in computer software are expected to manifest themselves.


As for Y2K, with the addition of 38. (Wiktionary)


  • However, you can replace it with Y2K38, which affects systems that store their time as the number of seconds since January 1, 1970 (UNIX Epoch) in a 32-bit signed integer.

    Month-end inventory (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The second puzzle will be appearing soon — to be exact, 936266827 seconds before Y2K38, so keep yer eyes open.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Next, reader acid06 notes news of Perl 5.12, including what may be the first delivered fix for the Y2K38 bug.

    Slashdot: Developers


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