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    FW: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Craig Scott
    Date: 1999 Dec 28, 12:54 PM

    -----Original Message-----
    From  Craig [mailto:craig@scsn.net]
    Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 14:13
    To: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Subject: RE: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    What I was trying to state by the example of 3:00 P.M. is:  If your watch
    indicates 3:00 P.M. and you think it's 3:00 P.M., but the US Naval
    Observatory recognizes that same instant as being 2:58 P.M., whether they
    are right or wrong, the time is 2:58 P.M.  I refer to the concept that the
    legal time and millennium is the time and millennium that is officially
    proclaimed; if anyone disagrees they are wrong.
    I personally believe that the official timekeeper is wrong (both
    scientifically and religiously) on the declaration of the new millennium,
    but his proclamation is in effect, law.  I think the second millennium began
    about five years ago and that the calendar is off by that much.  However,
    the official year is 1999, so that is what I use.
    The masses may believe that January 01, 2000 is the start of the new
    millennium, and good for them, but they are wrong.  I disagree with many
    things official, but I still comply.  I think 70 miles/hour is a great
    cruising speed, but if the official opinion is the maximum limit is 65
    miles/hour, then I drive compliantly or suffer the consequences.
    Some have stated a disregard for "authority" and official "opinion", but let
    them transgress the official "opinion" and observe the results.  Let me
    provide an example of a "for instance";  You are driving at a high rate of
    speed and are stopped.  You tell the law enforcement officer that he has a
    belly button like everyone else and he is welcome to his opinion, but
    because you think you know much more than anyone else, you will do as you
    please.  This is not likely to impress anyone.
    You are quite correct that my opinion is as valid as anyone else's, except
    for the opinions defined by law such as when the new millennium starts,
    exactly how long a metre is, how many transitions of a cesium electron make
    a second, etc.
    I will pop the cork at 00:00:00.0 EST, as close as I can get, adjusting of
    course, when necessary, for the correction for the earth's rotation, as
    provided to me by the Earth Rotation Service.
    Happy New Year!
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Rodney Myrvaagnes [mailto:rodneym@ibm.net]
    Sent: Monday, December 27, 1999 22:26
    To: Craig
    Subject: RE: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    Sorry, The subject line is (was) as you see. What were you talking about
    then? The official time has no millenium designation in it.
    On Mon, 27 Dec 1999 16:45:04 -0500, Craig wrote:
    >I believe you have misunderstood me.  The reference had nothing to do with
    >the millennium, just with the official time.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >From- Navigation Mailing List
    >Behalf Of Rodney Myrvaagnes
    >Sent: Monday, December 27, 1999 16:38
    >Subject: Re: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    >It is quite simple, and wrong. When the (any) millenium
    >starts has nothing to do with whether it is 3 o'clock. Your
    >opinion about when a millenium starts is as valid as anyone
    >else's, since it has no functional significance. Pop your
    >bubbly whenever you feel like it, and enjoy.
    >On Mon, 27 Dec 1999 16:06:29 -0500, Craig wrote:
    >>Of course the OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER has an opinion, and his opinion is the
    >>that matters.  You may think it's 3:00 P.M., but if he says its not, then
    >>you are wrong.  If he says the new millennium starts January 01, 2001, and
    >>you disagree, then you are wrong.  That's pretty simple.
    >Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjoa
    >Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    >My oyster knife is Y2K compliant
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    My oyster knife is Y2K compliant

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