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Originally posted by dampnickers
I do a lot of communicating via text message, because of my daily schedule. I can't be on the telephone chatting all day, and I don't have time to be browsing the internet. So, I fit the odd short text into my day, and keep abreast of the events and lives of my friends that way on a day-to-day basis.
Anyway, I have recently received a text message from 1969.
That's right 1969.
The message is blank, but it states it was sent at 23:59, on 31st December 1969. (Image below) I received the message a few days ago (12th January). I've added another photo showing when it was received and the messages that came in before and after it.
This isn't the first instance of a text message from decades ago. I've had at least a four others, all showing that they were sent in the 1960's.
There isn't a number to return a message to, to ask who it is sending these messages. They come at random. I have had them come in whilst I'm on holiday, in bed asleep, at work, etc.
Anyone got any ideas.
Originally posted by Night Star
Wow time traveller and Jesus Christ. That's one cool phone!
Have you tried to reply?
Originally posted by Skarr
UNIX timestamps are integers that count the number of seconds since midnight on 12-31-1969.
Someone, somewhere, wrote buggy code. The date is 'uninitialized', meaning it uses the default, empty value.
Sorry to disappoint.
Unix time, or POSIX time, is a system for describing instances in time, defined as the number of seconds that have elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), 1 January 1970