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Old 2009-10-29, 14:22   #1
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There's some chatter about the world ending 12/21/2012, even a motion
picture coming out with some such theme. I guess the producers
couldn't wait for the "more logical" date 12/21/2112. Anyway, I have
a "perpetual calendar" tacked to my wall that lets me determine dates
through the years 1800-2050. Not very perpetual, but fairly practical.
It might outlast me, but if I'd had kids I couldn't pass it on.
Does anyone have a p.c. that works through the next millenium,
just in case some of us make it until then?
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Old 2009-10-29, 14:43   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_20...blem#Solutions
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Most operating systems for 64-bit architectures already use 64-bit integers in their time_t, and these operating systems are becoming more common, particularly in desktop and server environments. Using a (signed) 64-bit value introduces a new wraparound date in approximately 292 billion years, on Sunday, December 4, 292,277,026,596 AD. As of 2007, however, hundreds of millions of 32-bit systems are deployed, many in embedded systems, and it is far from certain if they will all be replaced by 2038. Also 32-bit applications running on a 64-bit system are likely to be affected by the issue.
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Old 2009-10-29, 15:37   #3
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I guess the producers couldn't wait for the "more logical" date 12/21/2112.?
Why would they? The world is going to end on that day and they want to make their money and spend it before then.

Actually, we should be waiting for another party song, such as 1999 by Prince, although I don't know if December 12, 2012 works in any refrain...

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Old 2013-02-22, 17:28   #4
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It seems the world didn't end yet - pure solipsism tells me so.
And some objectivity. And my calendar reads 2/22/2013.

Maybe the Mayan scribists really did mean EOW on 12/21/2112,
and last year was only a typo.

Or maybe the BBT scientific explanation - spreading thin and cold
or collapsing solid or whatever else in the "end" -will take a lot longer.

I personally don't think time can end. Nor have begun. The
galaxy could theoretically explode, and we wouldn't be happy,
but the universe? Like that battery bunny.
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Old 2013-02-23, 02:40   #5
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Maybe the Mayan scribists really did mean EOW on 12/21/2112, and last year was only a typo.
Do you think they used typewriters? Or alphabets like we use? This calendar thing is a bunch of sticks and shadows...
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