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Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019

Lee D Silver badge

Seriously, in this day and age?

Stop messing about and use 64- or 128-bit for everything, with a reserved bit that - when present - signifies an extended format follows which you can use to add in additional information (but would be ignored by devices that don't support it). And then when you define that extended format.... make that have a reserved bit...

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