Doc
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May 23rd, 2014 at 6:45:44 AM permalink
Yes, time really flies when you're a geek.

Happy Bday, Mike!






BTW, just to be certain I verified the date with Wiki and noticed that the article (near the bottom) points to a "Profile" by using what has become an invalid link. Someone who contributes to Wiki should probably fix that, but I'm not that person.


Edit: Ooops! While I was typing, someone else started a thread and pointed out the same event today.
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May 23rd, 2014 at 7:16:24 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

BTW, just to be certain I verified the date with Wiki and noticed that the article (near the bottom) points to a "Profile" by using what has become an invalid link. Someone who contributes to Wiki should probably fix that, but I'm not that person.



Fixed.

Happy 50th birthday.
Doc
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May 23rd, 2014 at 7:20:00 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Happy 50th birthday.


Nope. I think it's his 49th. I said "begins his 50th year."
DJTeddyBear
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May 23rd, 2014 at 8:02:56 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Nope. I think it's his 49th. I said "begins his 50th year."

You math geeks are all alike.



Happy Birthday Mike!!!
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May 23rd, 2014 at 8:19:42 AM permalink
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Nope. I think it's his 49th. I said "begins his 50th year."



Ah, so you probably did as I did and celebrated the new Milennium on Dec. 31st 2000. Or did you go along with the ignorant masses?
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Doc
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May 23rd, 2014 at 9:01:51 AM permalink
I waited for the 3rd millennium (Isn't that interesting to spell?) to arrive before celebrating it. But I did enjoy an extra year of anticipation, compared to most folks.


Shortly after I turned 50, I was having a conversation with my younger brother, and I made a numerical error. He said, "Keeping track of numbers gets harder when you reach your fifth decade." I replied that I was then in my sixth decade. That made him pause, consider that he himself was 41, and say, "Well, I guess I proved my point."
odiousgambit
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May 23rd, 2014 at 9:33:10 AM permalink
Quote:

Nope. I think it's his 49th. I said "begins his 50th year"



Lemme see, if it was Ancient Rome then I think you'd be right either way [without the concept of starting at zero, first year must still have been the first year although to say "1 yr old" at first birthday anniversary in those days was not done I believe]

Happy Birthday from another kind of geek, Mike.

PS: Doc, you sure know how to make a guy feel old!
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May 23rd, 2014 at 9:50:32 AM permalink
Thanks for the kind wishes everyone. One more year before I turn into a cranky old man.
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May 23rd, 2014 at 10:24:29 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Ah, so you probably did as I did and celebrated the new Milennium on Dec. 31st 2000. Or did you go along with the ignorant masses?



Nice to see someone point out that the new Millennium started the first day of 2001. Remember how many political speeches referred to the "new Millennium" back then. Nobody uses the term much anymore. Now, did you know that after leap year 2096, the next leap year will be in 2104 because 2100 is not divisible by 400?

Happy birthday Mike! You've got a great site here!
Doc
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May 23rd, 2014 at 10:37:46 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

One more year before I turn into a cranky old man.


I thought that was age independent -- some guys are able to achieve it early in life.






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