If the now-expiring Mayan Calendar were a version of <Windows|Linux> ...
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Excellent link, Frank. There is another thread on this subject and I've been watching with increasing amazement as people take the 'someone's calendar has come to the end of its run, the world must end' rubbish seriously with a feeling of increasing despair. I mean, you don't think that the world will end on Jan 1st (Jan 1st, 1000, 2000... would probably be a better analogy, but some people did think that the world would end on those dates) just because you have to get a new calendar.
Well, possibly, if you have celebrated too thoroughly, you might wish that everything was about to end on the bright and crisp morning of Jan 1, but you can get to that position without needing a new calendar, and on another date, if that's your thing.
In a feeble and transparent attempt to say something vaguely on topic, I'll throw in that Win 3.11, with all its repeated reboots, might be a sort of groundhog day, repeating ad infinitum. And, can the universe really come to an end if Win 3.11 is still rebooting?
Last edited by salasi; 11-21-2012 at 05:14 AM.
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