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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.
    
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/12/27/MNC988.DTL
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/12/13/MN92060.DTL
    
    Whatever, celebrate!  It is the turn of the century ...or is it???   :-)
    
    Tony
    
    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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