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Router status displaying errors dated 1970-01-01

I went to log in on 192.168.0.1 to check out why the WiFi light is flashing green on my router, but I thought I'd check it's status first and wow apparently during the 23rd and 24th we went back in time to 1970? Anyone know what happened and why my router displaying 5 errors with this date . I wasn't even born then maybe its about time to update this prehistoric device 😂
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You get this when a connection is lost and the router can not get a time signal from VM.

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Yes 1970-01-01 is a default date for microprocessors, from what I remember 1900-01-01 was used in mainframes as the start time for the TOD clock. It’s a long time since I did any coding for the millennium which involved all these dates!


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You get this when a connection is lost and the router can not get a time signal from VM.

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Phew! Thanks for that, thought for a minute VM was not telling everyone the truth about their hubs, and it was secretly time travelling 😂 btw my kids are binary, they either say "yeah", or "eh!". I'm spreadsheet myself, the possibilities are endless in my mind. 😁
(was secretly thinking about the major bug, in windows 7 too, vaguely remember the exact same date, being in the properties of some files) 😉
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Yes 1970-01-01 is a default date for microprocessors, from what I remember 1900-01-01 was used in mainframes as the start time for the TOD clock. It’s a long time since I did any coding for the millennium which involved all these dates!


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Yeah that makes sense to me, since the files did contain codes in them, and the one that put them there must have known this about the default date. Totally messed up my laptop at the time too, but this was way back in 2010. End of day it was the start of me being hounded online and what made me change from android to Nokia/Microsoft, as its now known in the mobile device world, been involved with cyber bullying / attacks on the good side for a few years now and all the time there is cause to, I will stay in it. Took me 3 yrs proving there was a big problem going on and then I received an apology off Microsoft and then they put $18m into cyber security, after I told them I wanted the internet made safer for every child using and going to be using it. Being bullied online is not a nice thing to go through, being the focus of someone's hate is not nice either, but I will be both if by me doing that, it gets the ones doing it caught or banned from the net 😉 thank you for help 👍🏼
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1/1/70 is the base date for Unix systems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time

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never was into main frames even though the computers we learnt br dos programming spreadsheets and more on were connected to one. in the days before windows os lol.having a play now  Smiley Very Happy

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Lotus 123 (a defunct spreadsheet) used 1/1/1900 as it's start date.  It wasn't a leap year and 1/1/1901 was used instead.  It was later bought by Microsoft and merged into early versions of Excel.  The "bug" carried on for several years and was finally fixed (IIRC) in 2007.  Some government systems use 1/1/1852 as a start date to calculate stuff (dates of birth).  My android phone uses 1/1/1997 as its start date and my digital camera uses 1/1/2015 as the start date.  Other cameras I had used 1/1/1999 as the start date.

An odd year start will pick up the extra 29th February when it jumps to a leap year so your calculations aren't out of whack.

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/perfect-calendar.html







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Here is some interesting facts for you along them lines 👍🏼

https://www.space.com/19623-tycho-brahe-biography.html


Came across 1.1 and 1.2 of his biography in my phone system of all the places but I guess it is just like the secret games inside your android device systems 😉 c++ 😁
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Easy to work out leap years in coding. If it’s a century year,  must be divisible by 400, all other years must be divisible by 4. 


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