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

Flocke Kroes Silver badge

GPS is not this day and age

The encoding was selected over forty years ago. It pre-dates the ZX80 which had 1KB RAM - including the video RAM. The CPU could just about add and subtract 16-bit numbers directly and could not really hold two 32-bit numbers in registers at the same time.

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