Wavy70
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May 19th, 2011 at 8:44:45 PM permalink
To be safe I have picked up extra beer. I also listed the neighbors I plan on enslaving in the Apocalyptic times.
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May 20th, 2011 at 1:13:59 AM permalink
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will throw open all graves...the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground...



FINALLY I get my zombie apocalypse! And they say this is a bad thing? Gonna sleep with the shotgun so I can get an early start in the morning. =)
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thecesspit
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May 20th, 2011 at 5:33:00 AM permalink
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Y2K had more credence than this pantload, and remember how that turned out. Every generation for the last 1000 years thought it was living in the 'end times' and could prove it.



Difference is, I've seen a y2k bug... But never seen an end of times one. There's also the 2038 bug (I think that's the right year) when the Unix calendar runs out. Unix counts the number of seconds since Jan 1st 1970. Lots of systems use unix, and the date runs out of bits to store the seconds arond then. No doubt it'll be solved or a non issue by then.

The mayan 2012 nonsense is almost the same thing... The cycle ends (according to some who are making it up from what I can tell), December 20th,2012. Except the Mayans dealt with this and have a larger count above their normal cycle to count this tick over. There's no explicit written down 'this is the end', just the equivalent of us using 99 to show a year. There is one example of the Mayans predicting the end of the universe though... Which works out to be trillions of years away, well after most cosmological models predict the heat death of the universe. Maybe they did know something after all....

The early Christians thought that JC's return was imminent too. No doubt other religions implicty or explicitly fed off the disaster coming as well.
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May 20th, 2011 at 7:36:39 AM permalink
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odiousgambit
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May 20th, 2011 at 7:47:14 AM permalink
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will throw open all graves...the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground...



oh, sure, that's in the Bible
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May 20th, 2011 at 8:29:23 AM permalink
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oh, sure, that's in the Bible



The Dawn of the Dead too.

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May 20th, 2011 at 9:19:57 AM permalink
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Maybe is the Mayan version of the Y2K bug.



Back in the late 90s, I'd sometimes joke that even solving the Y2K bug would do nothing to prevent the Y3K bug :P

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Either that, or the Mayans thought they would be around to finish the calendar some point in the future, and didnt feel the need to write out more than 2000 years in advance.



A calendar is a tool to keep track of time and/or the seasons. Nothign more. Errors in a calendar can cause problem. Correcting those errors can also cause problems. But minor, transitory problems, far from the end of the world. The analogy is the world ended when your watch's battery died, because time no longer passed...
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konceptum
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May 20th, 2011 at 10:47:53 AM permalink
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Back in the late 90s, I'd sometimes joke that even solving the Y2K bug would do nothing to prevent the Y3K bug :P


Well, moving to a four-digit system to handle years to solve the Y2K bug implies that there wouldn't be a Y3K bug. However, it does imply that there will be a Y10K bug.
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May 20th, 2011 at 11:29:51 AM permalink
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Well, moving to a four-digit system to handle years to solve the Y2K bug implies that there wouldn't be a Y3K bug.



That was the joke. Many people didn't get it.

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However, it does imply that there will be a Y10K bug.



I should think if that be so, it will prove easier to fix than Y2K.

BTW Y2K was a real problem. we had tho upgrade our software not to keep it going, but to be able to print invoices, reports, etc with the right date. That was the extent of my troubles.

I also read a few reports of people being issued credit cards with an expiration date like 10/00 in the late 90s, only to be told their cards had expired 97 years ago (they expired, BTW, before credit cards even existed!). Also of stores that received warning s from their systems that certain long shelf life items, like canned goods, had expired ninety-odd years ago.

So it was a real problem but in the late 90s.
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May 20th, 2011 at 1:06:42 PM permalink
Whether it is the end of everything or not, some will not make it past the weekend. Are you ready?







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