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Old 09-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #31
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Y2K turned out to not be a big deal because thousands of people worked for months to be sure it wasn't.

There is no reason to fear Dec 21, so I'm not.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:44 PM   #32
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If I remember correctly archeologists have recently found new Mayan calenders going WAY PAST 2012. As my DH's best friend's wife (who according to oral family history has Mayan ancestors) laughing said " you gringos always find something to freak out about" so that's good enough for me.
yeah, I don't understand people getting all worked up.

I mean, after all, OUR calenders end every december 31st!!!


and we just go get a NEW one!!

with PIRATES on it!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:48 PM   #33
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in going to disney in June 2013.if any one actually believes this can they cancel there adrs so I don't miss out on BOG.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #34
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I don't believe any of that stuff. However, if you think the world is really going to end, you won't need your money, in which case PM me and I'll give you my address
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #35
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I don't believe any of that stuff. However, if you think the world is really going to end, you won't need your money, in which case PM me and I'll give you my address


now THAT, is thinking like a PIRATE!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #36
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Does he also stockpile guns and ammo to protect his stash from all of us who aren't stockpiling?
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #37
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #38
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I think back to the Y2K hysteria where EVERYONE just HAD to have a generator because the power was most definitely gonna go out all. around. the. world!
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I remember Y2K. We had friends who invested I don't know how much money and bought 100-lbs of rice and 100-lbs of beans.
Y2K wasn't about the world ending, it was about computers having a problem with their date codes being in two digit format. When the year 2000 struck, the dates would read "00" and it was predicted there would be problems. My mom was responsible for the team that checked every single piece of medical equipment with computer components in our provence for Y2K compatibility. It used to drive her nuts when people talked about how it was "no big deal" because she spent years of her life making sure it wasn't, as did computer people around the globe. IBM actually donated their people to ensure the dangerous things in orbit were good to go when the clock struck 12.

My poor mother always felt there should have been an award for the computer people of the world for how few problems there actually were. I made her one with glitter the next year.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #39
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Oh yes, I'm just starting to stockpile for 12/21/12.












Christmas presents. That is the first day of the kid's holiday vacation and I won't be able to get much shopping done after
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #40
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Yes, I'm prepared for December 21st. It's the last day of school before xmas vacation and the day we leave to go out of town.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:47 PM   #41
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The Mayan Calander never accounted for our leap year system...

so "technically" Doomsday Dec 21st would had happened like 9 months ago...
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:37 PM   #42
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Oh! I was worried for a moment. Then I saw that 12/21 is the day we return from WDW so thats ok then!
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #43
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Y2K wasn't about the world ending, it was about computers having a problem with their date codes being in two digit format. When the year 2000 struck, the dates would read "00" and it was predicted there would be problems. My mom was responsible for the team that checked every single piece of medical equipment with computer components in our provence for Y2K compatibility. It used to drive her nuts when people talked about how it was "no big deal" because she spent years of her life making sure it wasn't, as did computer people around the globe. IBM actually donated their people to ensure the dangerous things in orbit were good to go when the clock struck 12.

My poor mother always felt there should have been an award for the computer people of the world for how few problems there actually were. I made her one with glitter the next year.
I was in charge of the Y2K technical group at my company. We reviewed and tested all the code in the system to make sure we wouldn't have any problems. It took almost a year to do so. We had close to 10,000 programs. There are a lot of systems people out there who are responsible for the fact that Y2K was a non-event.

The week of 12/21/12, I am not going to clean the house or mow the yard! So there!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #44
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #45
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So, promise me that 2 weeks before 12/21, you are going to resign from your job.

The last time somebody predicted the world was going to end, some of these people really did quit their jobs - wonder where they are working now.
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