Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Numbers Fun

A note from an acquaintance with this unusual factoid:
On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 A.M. in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

That won't ever happen again. (Note: Not in our lifetime. It will happen again in 3006.)

You may now return to your normal stuff.
(UPDATE) Dr. Thursday, the 'blogmaster of GKC's Favourite, posts this note in the comment box:
Ron! Indeed, thanks for letting us know. This is gravely serious! The perils of such digital alignments are not well-understood, even by academics, technicians, and others.

Well aware of the odometer-watching divinity, people throughout the world trembled all through the 1990s worrying about what the overflow into the thousand's place would mean.

Fortunately, I was employed at a high-tech company during that time, and had at my disposal an instruction booklet on dealing with the threat.

After getting permission from its publisher, I am happy to post it for use by the blogging community. Please visit here for more information.
Omnious stuff.

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