Y13. problem

Okay … it’s 2012 … and according to some people the world will end this year. However what’s really happening? It’s the mayan version of the Y2038 problem. While the signed 32 bit integer will send us to the 70ies on 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038, the same happens on 22. December 2012. The mayan calender will send us from to And sorry, there is more potential in the Y2038 problem to kill us all as in the mayan calendar because nobody used the mayan calendar in embedded systems for nuclear weapons, nuclear power stations, isolation fields for strangelets created in the LHC ( ;) ) , air traffic control. With 32 bit signed integer i’m not so sure ;)