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Wim Sturkenboom 12-22-2012 01:44 AM

Now we've survived the end of the world, which 'disaster' is next in line
 
OK, it looks like most of us have survived 21/12/2012. So what's next in line?

2038 when the unix epoch expires and all computers roll back to 01/01/1970 :)

kooru 12-22-2012 02:01 AM

Then we have to plan merchandising for the new end world :D

H_TeXMeX_H 12-22-2012 04:55 AM

Who cares, there have been so many ends of the world and none of them have come true.

If you want a year, I'd say 2018 is an important year. It's just an approximation, but using real world events of the past. Look at previous events and you will derive the same year. It won't be the end, it will be the beginning.

markush 12-23-2012 07:51 AM

Next disaster will probably be called Windows 9

Markus

brianL 12-23-2012 11:01 AM

The Illuminati immanentizing The Eschaton.

fogpipe 12-23-2012 11:49 AM

Well imo civilization faces a new problem at least as threatening as the end of the world. In all the buzz about a possible apocalypse, i dont think proper attention was paid to the fact that we as a species ARE TOTALLY OUT OF TWINKIES!!!!!

sycamorex 12-23-2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markush (Post 4855422)
Next disaster will probably be called Windows 9

Markus

That's exactly what I thought of when I read the thread title:)

Myk267 12-23-2012 05:19 PM

The 'fiscal cliff'. ;)

AnanthaP 12-23-2012 08:48 PM

Fiscal cliff - I would prefer something more time wasting like any other ancient calendar not being documented beyond 2050 - say.

Fiscal cliff isn't the end of the world. My understanding is that the bush era tax cuts will lapse and so Obama will be quite happy this time waiting for the neo-cons to submit realistic alternates that don't affect their constituents.

OK

descendant_command 12-23-2012 09:36 PM

Well I'm slightly concerned because my calendar ends on 31st Dec ....

markush 12-24-2012 03:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markush
Next disaster will probably be called Windows 9

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4855543)
That's exactly what I thought of when I read the thread title:)

But to be honest, if M$ had known that the end of the world is not on Dec 21, they wouldn't have published Windows 8 just before this date.....

Or in other words, hopefully they create better operatingsystems when the end is not near ;)

Markus


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