Why are all the dates of the system files set to the end of 1969? / Is the clock on my slug set incorrectly, all the files in the root file system are very old?
This is the intended behaviour on a slug with a flash file system root. When the flash file system is created the dates on all the files it contains are set to
Actually, the time being 0 means: 1.1.1970 00:00:00 UTC. If the boxes timezone is UTC the files should show this date. Since most likely it is set to something west of this, you get back a few hours into 1969.