Tuesday, April 04, 2006

01:02:03 04/05/06

On Wednesday morning of this week, just after 1:00am, the time and date will be exactly 01:02:03 04/05/06. This will happen again 12 hours later (that afternoon), but won't happen after that for another 99 years and 12 hours.

Cool. Thanks to Amy for pointing this out.


Anonymous Amy said...

Thanks to Jeffrey for calculating it more accurately. lol

3:33 PM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

Amy and I had a productive e-mail exchange to sort this problem out:

Amy: [forward] This won't ever happen again.

Me: Won't it happen in 3006?

Amy: Well do you expect to be alive in 3006?

Me: Well, no, but then you can't say "this won't ever happen again." :) Perhaps the universe won't even make it to 3006.

Amy: I hope it won't. I'd like for the rapture to come before then. So, for accuracy's sake, let me revise that: This won't happen again in our lifetime. Happy? :-p

Me: Yes, that's much better. :D

Me (again): Hmm, now that I think about it, it is completely inaccurate to say it won't happen again...because the text says at 1:00 in the morning. The exact same thing will happen that afternoon at 1:02 PM. Then it won't happen for another 999 years and 12 hours.

Amy: Not necessarily, because 1:02 PM is actually 13:02 PM, which messes up everything. You do realize that you're wasting your brainpower on this? lol.

Me (again): Wait. It'll happen again in 2106. Make that 99 years and 12 hours until it happens again.

Me: But I was not considering military time. I had already thought of that and decided that wasn't the intent of the thought. But okay, if you're using military time it happens exactly once every 100 years. Should we use military time?

Amy: Okay, Jeffrey. I get it. :-D And theoretically, it won't happen again on 1:02:03 AM on April 5, 2006. So it was correct in that respect...anyway, now I'm wasting my brainpower on it.

Me: Very true. But that's true for every moment, and we'd have too much email if we sent one out about every second never happening again.

Amy: If we use military time, will it send you off on another tangent? :-D

Me: No, but it's an important consideration.

Amy: But this second will be special. *Sigh* And speaking of too much e-mail, my computer is about to explode trying to load this entire thread. That's what you get when a couple of melancholies start debating...

5:22 PM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous Amy said...

I can't believe you copied and pasted all that. lol

11:28 PM, April 05, 2006  

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