# Thread: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were born?

1. ## How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were born?

In my case UNIX was about 426558660 seconds when I was born. I'll leave it to you to find what date that is. Clue: use Ruby

2. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

No need to do calculation. Unix wasn't even here yet when I was born ... ;D

3. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

Around 364176000 secs, not counting leap year etc. since I did this in my head.

Anyways I was born on 18th of June 1981, do the math.

4. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

Around 364176000 secs, not counting leap year etc. since I did this in my head.

Anyways I was born on 18th of June 1981, do the math.
Code:
```[vince@vincent: ~/prog/ruby]% ruby
puts Time.at(364176000)
Thu Jul 16 20:00:00 EDT 1981
[vince@vincent: ~/prog/ruby]%```
What time were you born? (Damn, it's an easy question, but I have trouble finding the right syntax: is that OK?)

5. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

Code:
```[vince@vincent: ~/prog/ruby]% ruby
puts Time.at(364176000) * *
Thu Jul 16 20:00:00 EDT 1981
[vince@vincent: ~/prog/ruby]%```
What time were you born? (Damn, it's an easy question, but I have trouble finding the right syntax: is that OK?)
I seem to remember it being arounf 15.30 (3.30 pm)

6. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

I don't know when Unix was born. I just know I was born on May 21st, 1981. Don't ask me the exact time. I just know it was morning.

7. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

I seem to remember it being arounf 15.30 (3.30 pm)

irb(main):010:0&gt; Time.at(364289400)
Sat Jul 18 03:30:00 EDT 1981

So UNIX was about that old.

8. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

I don't know when Unix was born. I just know I was born on May 21st, 1981. Don't ask me the exact time. I just know it was morning.
irb(main):011:0&gt; Time.at(0)
Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 EST 1969

9. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

Too much math. Let's just say several thousand, maybe a million less than Lovechild.

10. ## Re: How old (in seconds) was UNIX when you were bo

Too much math. Let's just say several thousand, maybe a million less than Lovechild.
Download Ruby, fire irb, and keep trying to find the right date

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