2^30 seconds old

Nine days after my 34th birthday next year, I’ll be 2^30 (1,073,741,824) seconds old: 28 July, 2007 at around 6.30pm. My 2^31 "birth-second" will fall on 6 August, 2041, 18 days after my 68th birthday, fingers crossed. Relative to your own birthday, you’ll find the same, give or take a day to allow for leap years.

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4 Responses to “2^30 seconds old”

  1. Thomas Viner on October 14th, 2006 15:18

    Here is a table I made on my Pocket PC (in the PlanMaker spreadsheet app), while I couldn’t sleep.

    All columns are calculated or looked up in a table. Spacers too, because I didn’t think an html table would have been allowed in a comment.

    __x____2^x seconds_Equals_____Units
    __0______________1______1___Seconds
    __1______________2______2___Seconds
    __2______________4______4___Seconds
    __3______________8______8___Seconds
    __4_____________16_____16___Seconds
    __5_____________32_____32___Seconds
    __6_____________64___1.07___Minutes
    __7____________128___2.13___Minutes
    __8____________256___4.27___Minutes
    __9____________512___8.53___Minutes
    _10__________1,024__17.07___Minutes
    _11__________2,048__34.13___Minutes
    _12__________4,096___1.14_____Hours
    _13__________8,192___2.28_____Hours
    _14_________16,384___4.55_____Hours
    _15_________32,768____9.1_____Hours
    _16_________65,536___18.2_____Hours
    _17________131,072___1.52______Days
    _18________262,144___3.03______Days
    _19________524,288___6.07______Days
    _20______1,048,576___1.73_____Weeks
    _21______2,097,152___3.47_____Weeks
    _22______4,194,304___1.59____Months
    _23______8,388,608___3.19____Months
    _24_____16,777,216___6.38____Months
    _25_____33,554,432___1.06_____Years
    _26_____67,108,864___2.13_____Years
    _27____134,217,728___4.25_____Years
    _28____268,435,456___8.51_____Years
    _29____536,870,912__17.01_____Years
    _30__1,073,741,824__34.03_____Years
    _31__2,147,483,648__68.05_____Years
    _32__4,294,967,296___1.36_Centuries
    _33__8,589,934,592___2.72_Centuries
    _34_17,179,869,184___5.44_Centuries
    _35_34,359,738,368___1.09__Millenia

  2. Dan on October 14th, 2006 21:34

    Very nice, apart from your spelling of Millennia 😉

  3. Dan on October 14th, 2006 21:37

    Interesting how you go through your first 16 powers of two during your first day, while the next 16 take a further 136 years.

  4. Thomas Viner on October 15th, 2006 10:33

    v2.0

    __x____2^x seconds_Equals_____Units
    __0______________1______1___Seconds
    __1______________2______2___Seconds
    __2______________4______4___Seconds
    __3______________8______8___Seconds
    __4_____________16_____16___Seconds
    __5_____________32_____32___Seconds
    __6_____________64___1.07___Minutes
    __7____________128___2.13___Minutes
    __8____________256___4.27___Minutes
    __9____________512___8.53___Minutes
    _10__________1,024__17.07___Minutes
    _11__________2,048__34.13___Minutes
    _12__________4,096___1.14_____Hours
    _13__________8,192___2.28_____Hours
    _14_________16,384___4.55_____Hours
    _15_________32,768____9.1_____Hours
    _16_________65,536___18.2_____Hours
    _17________131,072___1.52______Days
    _18________262,144___3.03______Days
    _19________524,288___6.07______Days
    _20______1,048,576___1.73_____Weeks
    _21______2,097,152___3.47_____Weeks
    _22______4,194,304___1.59____Months
    _23______8,388,608___3.19____Months
    _24_____16,777,216___6.38____Months
    _25_____33,554,432___1.06_____Years
    _26_____67,108,864___2.13_____Years
    _27____134,217,728___4.25_____Years
    _28____268,435,456___8.51_____Years
    _29____536,870,912__17.01_____Years
    _30__1,073,741,824__34.03_____Years
    _31__2,147,483,648__68.05_____Years
    _32__4,294,967,296___1.36_Centuries
    _33__8,589,934,592___2.72_Centuries
    _34_17,179,869,184___5.44_Centuries
    _35_34,359,738,368___1.09__Millennia

    At least I didn’t write Millenniums :-O

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