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anon9303122   12/19/2012 2:25:25 AM
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I'd be a lot more concerned with Windows 8 than the Mayan calendar. It sounds like it's everything I don't want in an operating system. What's up with those folks in Redmond? Don't they understand some of us use computers as tools, not entertainment. My company is still using XP. We're about to roll out Win 7 and I'm not looking forward to the churn this will cause my system. Yeah, the IT folks have been testing 7 for over a year, blah, blah, blah, but with every "upgrade", there is ALWAYS pain and suffering, especially with the engineering tools which the IT folks understand the least.

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anon9303122   12/19/2012 2:19:41 AM
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Remember the Hale Bopp comet? I estimate about the same number of people are concerned with rolling the Mayan calendar over to Ver 2.0.

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Karlsbad   12/18/2012 10:58:36 PM
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But what about Dark Matter and Dark Energy? They can't be up to anything good! NASA's keeping mum on this and I, for one, expect that there's a dark satanic conspiracy at the root of it. NASA's “Why the world didn’t end yesterday" is probably just a cover-up to shield us from the real truth that ancient reptilian aliens, disguised as human, are exploiting the earth for their own financial gain.

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David Ashton   12/18/2012 9:54:22 PM
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The world actually ended at midnight on Dec 31,1999 (ie just before Y2K). However, most people were too drunk to notice....

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Max The Magnificent   12/18/2012 9:21:21 PM
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Did you see my EOTWAWKI (End Of The World As We Know It) blog in which all is explained: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/the-engineering-life-around-the-web/4234020/Counting-down-to-the-EOTWAWKI

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AndyMikel   12/18/2012 8:11:19 AM
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Guys must see this. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/9RX2p5/www.gay3ty.com/the-world-will-end-in-2012/

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Bert22306   12/17/2012 11:44:30 PM
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Wait, I thought the end of the world already happened, May 21, 2011, right?

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EREBUS0   12/17/2012 9:29:21 PM
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I guess the possibility of the calendar just starting over escaped the gloom and doom people. I guess they missed the part about the calendar being 5200 years before it resets. Much ado about nothing, really. People act like the sky is falling. Didn't we go through that with the Y2K idiocy?

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ReneCardenas   12/17/2012 8:12:53 PM
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Like this briefing and it makes so much sense, just wish it were available to higher distribution media points... Keep up the great work

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