Talk:Unix billennium

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If this is describing something real, can anyone add any context? Tokerboy 22:26 Dec 18, 2002 (UTC)

I call it the gigasecond bug. "Billennium" is not a word as far as I am concerned. -phma

Agreed here. The sources make no mention of the name billenium. There is no source for the name billenium which refers to this event. It seems to be the name of a science fiction novel. The name of the page needs to be changed. The first reference calls it 'S1G' which is a play on 'Y2K'. Bu gee (talk) 19:40, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

I would think it would be a portmanteau of "binary millenium", which makes it a slightly more reasonable term. Bluej100 (talk) 19:00, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Given it's "millenium" -- one n -- isn't this at the wrong spelling anyway? -- Tarquin 11:56 Jan 1, 2003 (UTC)

"millennium" is correct. It's from Latin mille anni; the rafsi of annus is enn. -phma
Oops. you're right. I did a search here & didn't check to see they were redirects. "millennium" is one of those words I have a blind spot for :( -- Tarquin

i agree with user phma its not a real word instead its another kind of word its a slang word. id rather giga second bug becasue thats more intelligible in english and after all this is a english wikipedia. i came to this artical just to figure out what it was so as far as tokerboy is concerned its not a real event becasue on the day of this it was not reported in the newspaper or anything its just a computer geek thing as far as the real world is concerned all im saying is id rather this billennium re-direct to Gigasecond bug. 76.244.155.36 (talk) 12:16, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

"Billesecum"?[edit]

"Billesecum" has no google hits except for this article. Does it have some sort of plausible derivation, or did an editor just try desperately to wedge something meaning "second" into the already ugly word "billennium"? RSpeer 03:57, Mar 25, 2005 (UTC)


Number[edit]

Wouldn't it have been more of a problem at 2^30 seconds? Rich Farmbrough, 16:55 10 December 2007 (GMT).

more info[edit]

http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2001/Sep/98 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.213.52.170 (talk) 09:00, 20 October 2011 (UTC)