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    Re: millenium - 2000 or 2001?
    From: Tony S
    Date: 1999 Dec 28, 12:56 AM

    Rodney Myrvaagnes wrote:
    > 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.
    Huh? Is there a nit here?? It is simply an allusion to what is
    stated by USNO and RGO in their explanations ...which I consider
    more authoritative. Don't you?
    In any event, popular vs sci thinking rails in the press. If you
    want, persue some recent in San Francisco at these URLs.
    Whatever, celebrate!  It is the turn of the century ...or is it???   :-)
    ps: it's been a long while since E.P. for me. (now retired) It must be a hugh
    challenge to keep up these days, eh?
    > 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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