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Message 1316906 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 23:10:53 UTC

A very apt quote that I've just stumbled across:


He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.

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Message 1316918 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 0:22:43 UTC

Funny how so many threads on this site end up being about booze. :P
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Message 1316936 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 1:31:48 UTC - in response to Message 1316918.
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Funny how so many threads on this site end up being about booze. :P

We don't all have a fixation on shoes and chocolate ;-)

or even chocolate shoes

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Message 1317023 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 7:53:40 UTC - in response to Message 1316918.

Funny how so many threads on this site end up being about booze. :P


Lol:) We enjoy the good things in life over here...
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Message 1317095 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 13:14:18 UTC

We don't all have a fixation on shoes and chocolate ;-)


Only on Wednesdays ;-))



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Message 1317104 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 13:36:29 UTC
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Sells Newspapers!

And more!

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Message 1317209 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 17:39:19 UTC

I wonder what the media will write when we're all still here on Saturday...
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Message 1317246 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 18:35:34 UTC
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The year 2038 problem is next. It affects systems that store a signed 32-bit integer, and interpret this number as the number of seconds since 00:00:00 UTC on Thursday, 1 January 1970. The furthest time that can be represented this way is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038. Times beyond this moment will "wrap around" and be stored internally as a negative number, which these systems will interpret as a date in 1901 rather than 2038.

Further, while most programs will only be affected in or very close to 2038, programs that work with future dates will begin to run into problems much sooner. For example, a program that works with dates 20 years in the future will have to be fixed no later than 2018.

Because most 32-bit Unix-like systems store and manipulate time in this format, it is usually called Unix time, and so the year 2038 problem is often referred to as the Unix Millennium Bug.


OMG, batten down the hatches, store food, dig fall out shelters, make your will. You have been warned! Only 6 years to go!!!

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Message 1317259 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 18:56:18 UTC
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Monday, Januari 18, 2038, 2:07pm
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Message 1317270 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 19:12:01 UTC - in response to Message 1317209.

I wonder what the media will write when we're all still here on Saturday...

Cures for hangovers :)
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Message 1317275 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 19:15:30 UTC - in response to Message 1317270.

I wonder what the media will write when we're all still here on Saturday...

Cures for hangovers :)


Will be needed for sure...;)
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Message 1317276 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 19:18:05 UTC - in response to Message 1299877.

T-Minus 52 hours 42 minutes to the biggest booze-up on the planet





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Message 1317497 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 6:59:06 UTC - in response to Message 1317276.

I have my underground bunker ready, just in case. It's only stocked with the finest scotch whiskey made. Not going to use the rocks, it's straight up, for me. Bring it on!

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Message 1317612 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 14:03:31 UTC

Yeah, we iz waiting :-)

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Message 1317625 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 15:05:17 UTC - in response to Message 1317276.

T-Minus 8 hours 55 minutes to the end of the world or 32 hours 55 minutes to the biggest booze-up on the planet






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Message 1317717 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 18:23:30 UTC


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Message 1317911 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 0:15:41 UTC - in response to Message 1317625.

Still here so T-Minus 23 hours 45 minutes to the biggest booze-up on the planet







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Message 1317957 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 3:11:51 UTC

Yup, still here.
So i had better get on with doing my tax return then,
Ho. Hum, it was a nice idea.

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Message 1318029 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 7:45:57 UTC

Happy End of the World, people!

TGIF anyway...
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Message 1318067 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 10:17:38 UTC

1 hour to go .... ;-) This is as much fun as a shuttle launch!

Wouldn't it be a hoot if they found a lost bit of the Mayan Calendar that was deciphered as "T-10 and holding" ;-))

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