This is kinda cool....it will happen once and will never happen again.

thereds

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8.02 pm on February 20 this year will be an historic moment in time. It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen again.

As the clock ticks over from 8.01pm on Wednesday, February 20, time will,for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.

This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never be repeated.

The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01 am on January 10, 1001.

And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never happen again.
 

C'DaleRider

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<< And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never happen again. >>



Interesting, but you do know the clock does go to 2400 hours (precisely midnight), then resetting to 00:00:01 one second after midnight.

:)
 

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<< Interesting, but you do know the clock does go to 2400 hours (precisely midnight), then resetting to 00:00:01 one second after midnight >>


That is incorrect. The 24 hour clock goes from 23:59:59 to 00:00:00 ( spoken "all balls" in the Navy). 2400 is never seen on a clock and is never used in official Naval logs.

I can't believe I just responded to a post about the fscking time. Jesus Christ!
 

McPhreak

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<< 8.02 pm on February 20 this year will be an historic moment in time. It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen again.

As the clock ticks over from 8.01pm on Wednesday, February 20, time will,for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.

This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never be repeated.

The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01 am on January 10, 1001.

And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never happen again.
>>



Who reads the date as 20/02?
 

McPhreak

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<< But what can I do in that one minute that I will always remember??? >>



*fap, fap, fap, fap*

:D
 

littlelilith

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<< Who reads the date as 20/02? >>



Pretty much the whole world, except Americans. To us, it's month/date/year, but to them it's date/month/year..

Unless you thought the 02 was the year? Then I could see your confusion...

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<< But what can I do in that one minute that I will always remember??? >>



You can do 2002 of something.. although, now that I think of it, doing 2002 of ANYTHING would be pretty much impossible within a minute.. so maybe you could do 22, and then just imagine the zeros inbetween? :)

And I don't think that 'fapping' would be all that memorable.. lol Don't you do it all the time?
 

kuk

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<< Who reads the date as 20/02? >>



90% of the world (not a real statistic, but the great majority of countries use de dd/mm/yyyy format).
I do anyways ;)
 

thereds

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<< yeah, so?

all that will be lost in time like tears in the rain.
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I think thats the point.
 

HappyPuppy

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Yeah, we backwoods, hick, redneck Americans just can't seem to get into lockstep with the rest of the world. Maybe that's why we're the current king of the hill.

On another note, I spent a few years in the military quite a few years ago and the single sensible thing they did was to use the 24 hour clock. Everything related to time is so much simpler when telling time on a 24 hour scale rather than the confusing 12 hour scale. BTW, I've traveled and lived in many countries and I've never been in one that used the 24 hour clock. Everybody's watches and clocks read up to 12 hours, not 24.
 

littlelilith

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Well, I would hardly imply that Americans are backwoods, hick, rednecks.. I am one. ;)

An American, that is.. not a backwoods, hick, redneck.
 

jjones

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well, at 9:12 on December 21, 2112 it will be 2112, 2112, 2112. Somehow, i don't think i'll be around in 110 years to enjoy that one.

maybe i'll be in heaven listening Rush's 2112. :)

but thanks for what is bound to be the highlight of my year. ;)
 

5489

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<< But what can I do in that one minute that I will always remember??? >>



ask someone out?
tell them that you love them?
punch someone?
 

worth

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I doubt any countries really USE the 24 hour clock more than the US does. I've not heard anyone in Europe say "It's 16 o'clock." (in any language).
 

pamchenko

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this phenomena is overrated and a contrived phenomena of caesar's calendar (western biased). these little number things are so stupid in my opinion.
 

spanky

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<< But what can I do in that one minute that I will always remember??? >>




pierce ur nads with an unsharpened pencil?
 

somethingwitty

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<< 8.02 pm on February 20 this year will be an historic moment in time. It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen again.

As the clock ticks over from 8.01pm on Wednesday, February 20, time will,for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.

This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never be repeated.

The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01 am on January 10, 1001.

And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never happen again.
>>



that is pretty cool-please post a reminder at 8:01pm on feb 20.

(this way everyone can spend that minute screaming "REPOST" on ATOT. you can all thank me later :))
 

gopunk

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<<

<< Who reads the date as 20/02? >>


Pretty much the whole world, except Americans. To us, it's month/date/year, but to them it's date/month/year..
>>



sounds like everybody is stupid then... the *best* way ;) is:

YYYY.MM.DD

think about it, if you're sorting something, do you sort by the last character, or the first ones?
 

thereds

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<< this phenomena is overrated and a contrived phenomena of caesar's calendar (western biased). these little number things are so stupid in my opinion. >>



rolleye.gif
 

jpsj82

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<< I doubt any countries really USE the 24 hour clock more than the US does. I've not heard anyone in Europe say "It's 16 o'clock." (in any language). >>

I have never heard anyone say its 16 o'clock, but I have heard people say it's 16 hundred. Just wondering have you ever been to Europe.