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Another 70s flashback here on HP

  1. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12368491.jpg
    I keep noticing a comment someone posted is awaiting approval, so I keep clicking that it is not spam, as it seems it is from a longtime hubber here who is active and it does not appear to be spam to me.  However, today, when I clicked on it again to indicate it is not spam, I noticed it stated that the comment was posted 45 years ago ...in 1970!  Where are my stacks?  Peace out ... and flower power.
    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12368499.jpg


    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12368504.jpg

    1. FitnezzJim profile image82
      FitnezzJimposted 3 years ago

      Somebody has clock problems.  To those in the computer field, a 1970’s clock time is regarded as symptomatic of an internal clock or time tag being inappropriately zeroed.

      Somewhere around the start of the third millennia, the big fear in computers was Y2K viruses (totally not related to WWE superstar Chris Jericho having the sniffles).  Part of the solution was a conversion of time tags to something called POSIX time (not UNIX time).  POSIX time is basically a counter (starting at zero) that counts the number of seconds (or milliseconds, or microseconds, or nanoseconds, or picoseconds, whichever) that have passed since some time near the start of the 1970’s.   When the time tag gets zeroed for some reason, your system will report a date around that time.  It doesn’t know any better.

      Hope that helps.

      1. Faith Reaper profile image86
        Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, FitnezzJim,

        That is way above my head and fascinating though!  Okay, so it zeroed out for whatever reason and it has no choice but to say a comment was left back from 1970 ...interesting.  Well, I guess time travel is out for if someone went back, there was not HubPages then LOL ...Kidding, I could not resist that one.

        I appreciate the great answer.  If I had done this as a question (guess I should have), I would choose your answer as best, even though you are the only one who has participated here as of yet. 

        I will look forward to see if anyone can come up with an even better explanation, but I doubt it ...we'll see.

      2. mary615 profile image95
        mary615posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Wow!  Who knew??  Not me!  Faith, I can't resist asking:  is that you in those cute pants??

        1. Faith Reaper profile image86
          Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Mary,

          Wow, is right ... I am so glad FitnessJim explained all of that, for I would have never guessed in a million years. 

          LOL, Mary, well, no that is not me, but it could have been, for my hair was very long like that and I did wear those styles back in the day, more so the first photo.

          1. FitnezzJim profile image82
            FitnezzJimposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Actually, zeroed clocks might make a good premise for a time travel story.  “Whoopsy! Something went wrong with my time machine!”   Science fiction already tells us that the computations are more complex than a Vulcan can do in his head.  Imagine a computer controlled time machine somehow losing power to its internal clock, and it ends up going to the wrong time as a result.  Or imagine a time machine that gets hacked by a time-traveling enemy who seeks to strand you in the 2nd Millennia.  Perhaps a time-traveling investigator discovers the root cause when he reads about it here on Hub Pages.

            1. Faith Reaper profile image86
              Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Really! Yes, that would indeed make a great premise for a story, movie or novel. You should go for it.  This is all fascinating to me. I truly appreciate you sharing your knowledge in this area.

            2. mary615 profile image95
              mary615posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I agree with Faith, you should write a Hub about this!

              1. Faith Reaper profile image86
                Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                There you go!

              2. FitnezzJim profile image82
                FitnezzJimposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Heh, uhmm, well, right back at me?
                But I've already done a “Whoopsy! Something went wrong with my time travel!” sequence.  I think I made it too dry and boring though.

                1. Faith Reaper profile image86
                  Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Oh ...okay ...I will be over to read. I didn't know to what you were referencing. I am on my phone riding right now so I will stop by later.

    2. FitnezzJim profile image82
      FitnezzJimposted 3 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, but I liked your images as the better answer.  wink

      1. Faith Reaper profile image86
        Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, oh, yes, that 70s fashion style is always fun to revisit.

        1. mary615 profile image95
          mary615posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You are such a beautiful gal so I wouldn't be surprised if you said the photos were of you!   I loved bell bottomed pants; wish they'd come back in style.

          1. Faith Reaper profile image86
            Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Aw, Mary, you are so kind in your generous commenting. I did model a bit in my younger days but that lifestyle was not for me then ...but I will never truly know for I really did not give it a chance.  I think God had a different plan for my life for whatever reason. I hope you are enjoying a lovely Sunday. I am about to be off to enjoy celebrating one of my granddaughters 5th birthday. So that will be joyous!

          2. Faith Reaper profile image86
            Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Hi again, Mary, I guess I could have very well dug up some of my photos from back in the day and scanned them and then popped them in here, but yikes ... They would be good for laughs no doubt.

          3. Faith Reaper profile image86
            Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I love them too.  They do have the boot cut now ...

            Mary, you are so kind.  I hope you are enjoying a lovely evening.

            1. Venkatachari M profile image38
              Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Faith, I can believe you if you say the second picture was your own image. I hope so. My blessings and best wishes to you.

              1. Faith Reaper profile image86
                Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Hahah, no, Ven, I am sorry, it is not me.  I should have dug up some old ones and posted for laughs.

                I hope you have a lovely night.

    3. Venkatachari M profile image38
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

      This time clock theory by Fitnezzjim is a great and appropriate explanation of the glitches.
      Here, I have it on my computer.
      Daily it starts at 1st January, 2005 and then I have to set it manually to current month and year. Then I can sync the time with windowstime.com. It is because of some battery got exhausted which synchronizes the time. So, since 3, 4 months, I am daily adjusting the time whenever I restart my computer, may be 2, 3 times in a day. That is the clock theory.
      HubPages must be having some similar story with them.

      1. Faith Reaper profile image86
        Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, cool, Ven ...thank you for sharing about that as I am clueless on such things. I hope you are enjoying a peaceful Sunday.

    4. shanmarie profile image79
      shanmarieposted 3 years ago

      Very interesting! And I would have just chuckled, but found the answer fascinating.

      1. Faith Reaper profile image86
        Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Shan,

        Yes, I chuckled, but I am so curious as to the whys that I just had to ask, and I am so glad I did! I should have done this in a question as I would have certainly chosen FitnezzJim's answer as best.

     
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