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

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GPS.gov also notes that the new CNAV and MNAV message formats will use a 13-bit week number to solve the epoch migraine right up until the planet becomes uninhabitable via climate change or we all blow ourselves up.

--- Given it was designed in the 70's they probably thought the same about a 20 year cycle :)

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