• baby, now you're moving way too fast

    From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Marushka Petrovitch on Tue May 3 01:30:10 2016
    -={ 1462239010.706329213 }=-

    Hey Marushka!

    Just for fun, on an 8-core 2.4Ghz cpu, two different users ran a crontab scheduled for the exact same time that ran 'date +%s.%N' five times in succession and then the results were combined into one file and sorted for comparison as shown below;

    1462237200.105699275
    1462237200.107078415
    1462237200.107140965
    1462237200.108604006
    1462237200.108636156
    1462237200.109945137
    1462237200.110019297
    1462237200.111385937
    1462237200.111410127
    1462237200.112783078

    Everyone of them is unique simply because of the added nanoseconds, although all of them were still unique to the tens of microseconds (two dupes at 100s of
    nicroseconds). milliseconds produced a number of duplications which isn't really surprising.

    Considering I am one user and it is taking minutes for me to type in this message I am confident it is indeed unique and that I'd have to cheat to create
    a duplicate extra-special %s.%N formatted timestamp.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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