What does "January 01, 0001" mean

destrekor

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Originally posted by: OdiN
Originally posted by: Juno
Originally posted by: irishScott
Uh... the first year of the first millennium?

0001 AD = 1AD
not 0AD?
There is no "0" AD.
0AD is simply the name to refer to the year before 1AD. 0AD would have been like... xxxxxxxxx BC. Technically, the entire year up until the point where we decided should be the marking of A.D., was just another year where Christ was born. Then the year immediately following that, so on the current calendar the day that would have been January 1st (6 days after the birth) would turn into 1AD. That was the first year post A.D.
I think.
Now I fear I may have that completely butchered.
 

OdiN

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It's just how we split time.

1000 BC, 500BC, 2BC, 1BC, 1 AD, 500 AD, etc.
 

RaistlinZ

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Originally posted by: destrekor
Originally posted by: OdiN
Originally posted by: Juno
Originally posted by: irishScott
Uh... the first year of the first millennium?

0001 AD = 1AD
not 0AD?
There is no "0" AD.
0AD is simply the name to refer to the year before 1AD. 0AD would have been like... xxxxxxxxx BC. Technically, the entire year up until the point where we decided should be the marking of A.D., was just another year where Christ was born. Then the year immediately following that, so on the current calendar the day that would have been January 1st (6 days after the birth) would turn into 1AD. That was the first year post A.D.
I think.
Now I fear I may have that completely butchered.
That's why the most recent millenium didn't really start until 2001, but people have a stupid fascination with round numbers and made a big dead out of the year 2000 for some reason.
 

marvdmartian

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That's it, in a nutshell. Remember that the calendars back then were based on Roman numerology, and the Romans didn't have a number zero (didn't even really have the concept, from what I understand).
 

Twista

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Originally posted by: George P Burdell
Maybe your program has failed
its my program, but its capital ones website. It says that for my next payment due =/ lol. Guess ill call tomorrow.
 

Aluvus

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Originally posted by: Twista
The 0001 part????
It means the variable they used to store the date overflowed, or the method they used to come up with the date screwed up. Or both. I'm guessing at least the second one.

Originally posted by: destrekor

0AD is simply the name to refer to the year before 1AD. 0AD would have been like... xxxxxxxxx BC. Technically, the entire year up until the point where we decided should be the marking of A.D., was just another year where Christ was born. Then the year immediately following that, so on the current calendar the day that would have been January 1st (6 days after the birth) would turn into 1AD. That was the first year post A.D.
I think.
Now I fear I may have that completely butchered.
The year before AD 1 was 1 BC. There was no AD 0.

Jesus was most likely not actually born on December 25. IIRC, he was also probably born in a different year than the "BC/AD" system would imply, but that is at least supposed to be fairly close.
 

OdiN

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Originally posted by: Twista
Originally posted by: George P Burdell
Maybe your program has failed
its my program, but its capital ones website. It says that for my next payment due =/ lol. Guess ill call tomorrow.
Damn you're way overdue. I can't imagine the late fees.
 

Shawn

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Originally posted by: OdiN
Originally posted by: Twista
Originally posted by: George P Burdell
Maybe your program has failed
its my program, but its capital ones website. It says that for my next payment due =/ lol. Guess ill call tomorrow.
Damn you're way overdue. I can't imagine the late fees.
LOL, Twista's bout to get izzowned.
 

Epic Fail

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Originally posted by: Shawn
Originally posted by: OdiN
Originally posted by: Twista
Originally posted by: George P Burdell
Maybe your program has failed
its my program, but its capital ones website. It says that for my next payment due =/ lol. Guess ill call tomorrow.
Damn you're way overdue. I can't imagine the late fees.
LOL, Twista's bout to get izzowned.
Assuming you only owed one penny and low introductory rate of 2%, you owe (1.58)(10^17).

Pwned.
 

gsellis

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Originally posted by: Aluvus
Originally posted by: Twista
The 0001 part????
It means the variable they used to store the date overflowed, or the method they used to come up with the date screwed up. Or both. I'm guessing at least the second one.
I think it was the third or forth one. The forgot to initialize a field or the variable names are incorrect.

Overflow usually gets random data and the dates would be something other than 0. Wrong method would do the same.

Either way, lead the way to George B's Epoch fail link.
 

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