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This is the ultimate geek application. It counts down the seconds until the “end of Unix time”. Unix time is defined as the number of seconds since (or before) midnight, January 1, 1970. There are hundreds of millions of 32 bit computers currently in operation around the world - many of them embedded in machinery, such as medical equipment or jets. For those that store Unix time in a signed 32-bit integer, that number will overflow on January 19, 2038 at 3:14:07 (UTC). When it does, these computers will start to party like it’s 1901, causing who knows what kinds of problems. It’s pretty much like Y2K - only worse.
In keeping with the KLR Applications philosophy of deploying the simplest possible user interface, the Y2K38 application requires only that you start up the program. The software does the rest. No configuration required.