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'[OT] 21th Century'
1999\06\18@232945 by Wagner Lipnharski

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Well, for years I knew that the new century starts at midnight of
December 31 of 2000, and that the year 2000 is the last year of this
millennium, since the years (DC) started in "1" as "THE FIRST YEAR", the
"Second" and so on, so never existed an year zero.

Starting counting in "one" for the first year makes 100th years later =
year number 100, two thousand years later = year 2000.  The main idea is
that the transaction between AC and DC was from 001 AC to 001 DC at the
next year, thus never existing the year "zero".  Well, now to the
point.  I went to the US Postal Office and saw a nice timer at the wall,
digits are 5 or 6" tall, it is counting backwards days, hours, minutes,
seconds, and tenths of seconds to the new millennium, I saw that timer
several times during the last months, but today it caught my
attention... the day backward counting is somewhere around 196 days...
or I was hallucinating when saw it, or they are completely wrong.

The most recent discovery about the *Y2K Bug*;  It is not all battery
operated screw drivers that are Y2K compliant. Just in case keep a set
of manually operated ones... the notice say that the "Sears Craftsman"
manual ones are the most Y2K compliant...

Another one say that if you are reading this text, the *Y2K Bug* will
make you die during the next millennium, "for sure", no way you can
escape, you will.

:)

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1999\06\19@014336 by Tim Hamel

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In a message dated 6/18/99 8:30:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
spam_OUTwagnerlTakeThisOuTspamEARTHLINK.NET writes:

> The main idea is
>  that the transaction between AC and DC was from 001 AC to 001 DC at the
>  next year, thus never existing the year "zero".

<Laughing histerically>  You know you do too much engineering when...you
refer to dates as AC/DC <g>  Minor correction Wagner,  I think you meant AD
(Anno Domini, in the year of the Lord), and BC (Before Christ).  I'm still
laughing <g>.  Not at you Wagner, please, I mean no offense.

Tim H.

1999\06\21@042220 by Windows-1252?Q?Sebasti=E1n_Dols?=

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<Laughing histerically>  You know you do too much engineering when...you
refer to dates as AC/DC <g>  Minor correction Wagner,  I think you meant AD
(Anno Domini, in the year of the Lord), and BC (Before Christ).  I'm still
laughing <g>.  Not at you Wagner, please, I mean no offense.

Tim H.
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This do not intend to revive the old 'PIClist Babelian polemic', but for
almost 500 million people, Wagner is rigth. In Spanish, AC is 'Antes de
Cristo' and DC is 'Despues de Cristo' .. and Wagner was not so mistaken :)

Enjoy PICing.

1999\06\21@094301 by Wagner Lipnharski

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Oh, I see my mistake, AC/DC is used in Spanish, some other languages and
also in Portuguese (my born language - it means "Antes de Cristo &
Depois de Cristo), and it went out without noticing the lack of
translation. Yes, it sounds funny because the possible confusion with
the electrical current *in this forum*, probably not noticed in some
other forums not related to electronics.
By the way, is this a nice mixing of languages or what? (Anno Domini &
Before Christ)
Wagner

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1999\06\21@183507 by Dennis Plunkett

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At 09:41 21/06/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Oh, I see my mistake, AC/DC is used in Spanish, some other languages and
>also in Portuguese (my born language - it means "Antes de Cristo &
>Depois de Cristo), and it went out without noticing the lack of
>translation. Yes, it sounds funny because the possible confusion with
>the electrical current *in this forum*, probably not noticed in some
>other forums not related to electronics.
>By the way, is this a nice mixing of languages or what? (Anno Domini &
>Before Christ)
>Wagner
>

Humm, let me see Anno Domini lattin for after death? Not from what I can
remember. If I recall this means "in the year of our Lord". I cannot
remember the Lattin of before, but perhaps it is just that:) So Bfore
Christ would then also be correct. On this point I amy stand corrected, but
at least is is not Japanese.

Dennis






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1999\06\21@231558 by Sean Breheny

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Hi Dennis,

I believe Wagner means that AD (as you say,short for Anno Domini, "in the
year of Our Lord") is in Latin and BC (short for "Before Christ") is in
English, instead of AC (Ante Christum) if you wanted to make it Latin for
both.

Sean

At 08:38 AM 6/22/99 +1000, you wrote:
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meant AD
>>> (Anno Domini, in the year of the Lord), and BC (Before Christ).  I'm still
>>> laughing <g>.  Not at you Wagner, please, I mean no offense.
>>>
>>> Tim H.
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1999\06\21@234559 by Tjaart van der Walt

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Sean Breheny wrote:
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> Hi Dennis,
>
> I believe Wagner means that AD (as you say,short for Anno Domini, "in the
> year of Our Lord") is in Latin and BC (short for "Before Christ") is in
> English, instead of AC (Ante Christum) if you wanted to make it Latin for
> both.

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1999\06\22@003517 by Sean Breheny

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Ah, Yes, I think that was about 100 years prior to PCMCIA ;-)

Sean

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