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Interesting numbers

Posted on 2005-03-24 16:38:41, modified on 2006-01-09 16:29:23
Tags: Coding, Numbers

If you're coding, interesting numbers will show up sometimes!

This application stops running after 49 days

49 days = 49 days * 24 hours per day * 60 minutes per hour * 60 seconds per minute * 1000 ms = 4,233,600,000, or 0xFC579C00, or close to 0xFFFFFFFF. In other words, some unsigned 64 bit millisecond counter just overflowed.

This application stops running after 24 days

Same story here, except that is an signed 64 bit millisecond counter.

86400Number of seconds per day
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