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No End In Sight

Posted 2012.12.21 8.05 in Pointless Blather

So 06:12 came and went. The cats and I are still here. From what I can see out the windows, Brampton is still here. From what I can see on the internet, the rest of the world is still here.

Looks like we dodged a bullet there.

Admittedly there’s still some hope – maybe the end started at 06:12 but is on a slow burn. Maybe this is the little calm where we all breath a sigh of relief, right before POW!

Just in case, I’m staying on End-O-The-World-Watch for the rest of the day.

World End?

Ancient Egyptian Algebra

Posted 2010.08.10 21.56 in Pointless Blather

Seems that ancient Egyptians used a base-ten system, but they did not use placement and had no concept of zero.

Whereas the Babylonians, using their base-sixty system, did have both placement and zero. Very cool stuff.

The Mayans also understood zero, they used a base-twenty system along with placement.

What if 2012 Came Early?

Posted 2010.06.01 10.34 in Pointless Blather

This morning on my drive to work, I suddenly wondered, what if the end of the world came early?

Like, all the doomsday talk seems to be about December 21st, 2012. Mayan calendars and Nostradamus and whatever. So everyone thinks there’s another 2 1/2 years to get ready or prepare or live it up or what-not.

It’d be all like WTF if the world ended ahead of schedule, and all the prophesy folks would be right and wrong at the same time and everyone would be annoyed because armageddon came early.