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answers.google.com...I apologize for butting in if you guys are just having a bit of fun,
but I can explain where the Dec 31, 1969 date come from.
It is literally the start of time. The UNIX operating system defines
time as the number of seconds elapsed since the start of January 1,
1970 GMT. Through some database glitch, a question has its time tag
reset to zero. When it is displayed and converted to Pacific Time,
the date becomes December 31, 1969 (probably 4PM or so).
BTW, the end of time is somewhere in 2038, when the number of seconds
since 1/1/70 overflows a 32 bit word. It will be like Y2K all over
again. I view it as an employment windfall just before I retire.