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August 17, 2010
5:59 PM
PCbasics
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I had a little laugh today when i checked my ad-aware pro. I had got ad-aware from a promo not too long ago, but anyway i was just examinating the main/home page of the program and noticed the date of the “last event” and was quite shocked and confused….maybe you'll get the same reactionLaugh:

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August 17, 2010
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Huh, that's odd.  Most programs revert to January 1st, 1970 rather than the day before.  It has to do with where calenders start on computers–that's the earliest date your computer can work with.

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August 17, 2010
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Lol, do a search and you have every piece of malware known to man!

 

I don't know, because Steam once did a hardware analysis of my computer and came up with a windows install date of Dec 31 1969 too.

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August 18, 2010
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Locutus said:

Huh, that's odd.  Most programs revert to January 1st, 1970 rather than the day before.  It has to do with where calenders start on computers–that's the earliest date your computer can work with.


Oh? The clock on my machine claims to be able to go as far back as 1930. Clearly I win.
August 18, 2010
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Not really “the earliest computers can work with”.  Most computers/programs store the date as a number and dates earlier than that are stored as a negative number of milliseconds before that date and dates after are stored as positive number of milliseconds.

August 18, 2010
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Oooh wait that's Unix time that's 1-1-1970 isn't it?  D'oh. 

@Karen:  Actually NT counts time by 100 nanoseconds, it just tells you in milliseconds.  Unix counts time in seconds.

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August 19, 2010
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@Locutus – Didn't know that about NT.  Java does it in milliseconds.  System.getCurrentTimeInMillis();

August 19, 2010
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All I ever learned about system time I learned from Wikipedia.  So there's the big possibility I'm completely totally wrong. 

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