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April 04, 2006

Heh. Numerological Trivia. Or izzit horological?

I've gotten two different emails on the subject of an upcoming numerical quirk that occurs early tomorrow morning:

01:02:03 04/05/06.

That won't ever happen again.

You may now return to your (normal ?) life.

The other note I received says it won't happen again for 1000 years. Smarting from recent snarkage around here, I observed:

I got this from a different source that said it won't happen again for 1000 years... Not to be too picky - but as long as we use the "two digit" shorthand for years, won't it happen every 100 years?

In fact, distilled to it's barest bones, wasn't that what the Y2K computer date frenzy we spent all that time, money, and worry on, was about?

A New York science teacher on my friend's email list chimed in with this:

My personal favorite is going to be 12:34 on May 6, 2007.

Not as neat in terms of notation...

That is all. Yeah, I'm bored and inflicting it on you. Too tired to do useful work, but trying to stay awake to get back in synch.

Update - I was just reminded, unless you are using a 24 hour clock notation... it happens twice on the same day, too...