Re: Yes, I'm back
|From:||Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 22:32|
On Tuesday 21 January 2003 12:26 pm, James Landau wrote:
> > > We have to thank a monk by the name of Dionysius Exiguus (aka
> > > Dennis the
> > > Little), who had the task of figuring out the Easter cycles . . .
> Now can you see why I referred to the (original) equivalent of Kankonia's
> 7215 as "the birth of Christ"? You try to talk about the transition any
> other way and you get the list flooded with long conversations and
> dissertations about when the calendar switched over and why there's no year
> 0 and how and when the millennium began and how astronomers should best
> subtract dates and things that fill up the daily quota on a list that could
> best be used for talking about other things. Is it really any surprise that
> the list went over 100 yesterday?
Hey, you asked about calendar stuff. :) Consider it a part of your education.
Now you know something that you didn't know yesterday. Congratulations!
And the reason we've been going over 100 messages recently has more to do
with the asamuli yde ygice (I don't think that's grammatical, but I don't
care) than anything else.