Blind Galaxy Y2K Issues

Since everyone and their brother is putting up Y2K pages, I've decided to join the club. The usual legalese about it not being my fault if your computer or software melt applies.

Blind Galaxy does not track real world dates internally, period. The random number generator used in the turn running code and galaxy creation code is seeded off of the system clock, which is at present a 32 bit signed integer on UNIX systems tracking the number of seconds since Jan 1, 1970. This gives an effective range from 0 (Jan 1, 1970) to 2^32-1 (early Feb 2038). Past that date, the code will either work correctly (if the time returned changes) or produce a guessable string of random numbers (if the time value returned is constant).

In short, non technical terms- the Blind Galaxy code will not in and of itself suffer any problems due to date related issues during the Y2K rollover or as a result of it. Any problems will be due to OS issues.

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