Directly from the always overlooked and forever under used mirc help file.
Returns total number of seconds elapsed since 00:00:00 GMT, January 1, 1970 based on your system time.
Returns the number of ticks since your operating system was first started.
So yeah but its still usefull for things like in my example. I figured since he was using a hash table he wasnt concerned with holding the data thru a reboot. Genius at work just submited a much better code than the one I came up with earlier if the op doesnt need to stick with the hash table.