20101008

10/10/10

Since this site is named Decimal Time, I should mention the fact that 2010 October 10 (55479), or 10/10/10, is the tenth annual Powers of Ten Day, which is named after the 1968 short film that starts by looking at a picnic in Chicago and zooms out by a power of ten every ten seconds until reaching 100 million light years, then zooming down to 0.000001 ångstroms.  This is not to be confused with Decimal Day, which was when the UK converted to decimal currency on 15 February 1971 (40997).

Also, the new jailbreak for iOS 4.1 (iPhone/iPad Touch/iPad/Apple TV) is scheduled for 10/10/10 at 10:10:10, presumably GMT (55479.423727).  Unfortunately, it only works on the latest versions of these devices, but that's OK for me.  Update: (55479.189) a different jailbreak has already been released, so the all-tens release probably won't happen now.


MJD 55477.815

1 comment:

  1. My (45th) birthday was on 10/10/10... :)

    d.m.f.

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