# [twitter-dev] Re: How to calculate time remaining for rate limit

`Wow I feel stupid lol. I noticed I have to subtract 8 hours from it.`
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On Jul 2, 3:42 pm, danksoft <danks...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, the difference I'm getting is still 8 hours...
>
> 7/2/2009 11:41:23 PM(epoch time) : 7/2/2009 3:40:56 PM(current time)
>
> Am I still doing something wrong?
>
> On Jul 2, 2:19 pm, Matt Sanford <m...@twitter.com> wrote:
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> > Yup. In all likelihood your programming language or environment
> > already has a function for getting the current epoch time and you can
> > just subtract the two to find out the number of seconds remaining.
>
> > — Matt
>
> > On Jul 2, 2009, at 2:10 PM, danksoft wrote:
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> > > So I would just get the UTC time convert it to a date and find the
> > > difference in time between UTC time and time now?
>
> > > On Jul 2, 1:33 pm, Matt Sanford <m...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > >> Hello there,
>
> > >>      The reset-time-in-seconds is a the UNIX time (a.k.a Epoch time,
> > >> number of seconds since 1970-01-01 UTC) at which the rate limit will
> > >> reset.
>
> > >> Thanks;
> > >>   – Matt Sanford / @mzsanford
> > >>       Twitter Dev
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> > >> On Jul 2, 2009, at 1:05 PM, danksoft wrote:
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> > >>> Hi, I'm creating a small app like TweetDeck and was wondering how to
> > >>> calculate the correct time when your rate limits reset...
>
> > >>> The XML I parsed is:
> > >>> <reset-time-in-seconds type="integer">1246568101</reset-time-in-
> > >>> seconds>
>
> > >>> So in order to convert seconds to minutes you do seconds
> > >>> 0.0166666666666667 * 1246568101
> > >>> Therefore, 1246568101 seconds = 20776135.016666666 minutes
>
> > >>> Which is not right if limits are reset every 60 mins.
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