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Facebook suffered a new millennium bug users instantly become old

via:博客园     time:2016/1/1 16:30:14     readed:995

FacebookFacebook 遭遇新“千年虫” 用户瞬间变老

On January 1st, more than Facebook users on Thursday found the system to congratulate them with other users to become friends for 46 years. It is strange to have such a fault. Facebook is less than 15 years of history, and found that many users of this phenomenon itself was less than 46 years of age.

Facebook did not disclose the cause of this failure, but said the company is known to know the problem. Facebook spokesman said:

In general, unless it involves the protection of privacy, or Facebook vulnerabilities will not cause public concern. For the emergence of the failure, some of the industry believes that the reason is that the Unix time system.

At present, many servers all around the world use Unix system. UNIX clock start time is midnight of the 1st of January 1970 Greenwich mean time, according to the U.S. Eastern time to see exactly is 46 years ago today. Therefore, the fault may is due to the clock error is reset, the system that users and others become good friends is from 1969 to 1970 Eve.

This can be thought of as a Facebook version of the

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