year 2038 problem

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year 2038 problem

  1. (computing) An issue for computing and data storage situations in which time values are stored or calculated as a signed 32-bit integer, and this number is interpreted as the number of seconds since 00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970. Such implementations cannot encode times after 03:14:07 UTC on 19 January 2038

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