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    Re: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 1999 Dec 27, 7:19 AM

    This is the first suggestion I have seen that this has
    anything to do with "precise scientific thinking." I hope
    you can enlighten us on the connection.
    
    It was, til now, a discussion of what one might call
    various time periods, whether one millenium is more equal
    than others, etc. Nothing to do with science, which doesn't
    really care if years are numbered decimally, binarily,
    octally, or what, although individual scientists may have
    preferences.
    
    We do expect scientific precision when it comes to the
    insertion of leap seconds. Otherwise how would we know when
    to pop the cork?
    
    Gentlemen, synchronize your cesium. :-)
    
    On Sun, 26 Dec 1999 20:36:29 -0800, Tony wrote:
    
    >To me it's just another case where "political" thinking is at odds with
    >more precise scientific thinking.
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjoa
    Associate Editor           Electronic Products
    My oyster knife is Y2K compliant
    

       
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