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What's the significance of December 8, 2005 7:46:43 AM?

Ah magic numbers; It's no CAFEBABE though. Most likely the time Reddit was relaunched after the Lisp to Python rewrite (Aaron's blog post)



That seems to be the time reddit.com went live. Compare this Guardian article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2005/dec/08/innovations...


Actually reddit was launched before that, but the initial ranking algorithm didn't have enough force to pull popular stories back down. Dec 05 is probably around when they switched to the current ranking algorithm.


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