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Believers in the 2012 Apocalypse are already gathering at the only place they think will be safe, which is the mountain town of Bugarach in France. Georges Fenech, president of the French Goverment agency Miviludes, fears believers may commit mass suicide on or around December 21st, 2012. From the linked article: "The head of this presumed sect, Judy Zebra Knight, claims be in contact with Ramtha, a Lemurean warrior who fought the residents of the mythical Atlantis 35,000 years ago....The coordinator for the Ramtha School of Enlightenment in France, Valerie Sautereau, says that group has no apocalyptic beliefs and no link with the village of Bugarach." "Suicide resulting from apocalyptic beliefs has already occurred in France in recent years. In 2002 a suicide and several suicide attempts occurred in the town of Nantes within a small circle of people who believed the end of the world was imminent."
Originally posted by xxshadowfaxx
However, what I find most eerie, is the fact that the news hasn't talked about it, at all.
Originally posted by samlf3rd
This is very interesting I will give you that, but I am hoping for the best.
Originally posted by samlf3rd
It isn't just the Mayan calendar, it is way deeper than that. The numbers that are about to combine on that date are written in pyramids around the world. I wonder.
Archeologists have unearthed what they say is the oldest known version of the Mayan calendar and one that doesn't "end" with the Earth's destruction later this year.
The Y2K bug... What was it? Was it the end of the world or a proposed end to mankind? No, but it was perceived as such. All that the Y2K bug encompassed was a programming error. Before computers were mainstream devices; before every house had at least one computer (or computer type device, i.e. - Smartphone, tablet, etc. etc.); before Microsoft held the market share; computers were expensive, large and slow. The amount of overall memory allotted to the running of a program really mattered.
As I have explained many, many times before, at the level of programming that we are discussing, saving space in memory was the ultimate aim because you saved space and affected overall system performance (programmers still try to save space in memory but not to the extent that they did back then; which is a loss because this leads to bloated code and inefficient methods, which are not the aim of this discussion).
So what was this programming error? Quite simply it was an error caused by the storage of a variable type, instead of storing 4 characters as either an int16 or uint16, I can save space and store the 2 characters needed for the year as an int8 or uint8. This will save space in memory and storage because an int8 or uint8 will only use 8bits or 1 byte to store the year. Whereas an int16 or uint16 will use 2 bytes.
So what happened? Many nights were spent by many programmers (myself included) rewriting and fixing code to ensure that nothing happened. Testing, rewriting and more testing. Up to and beyond Y2K. This is why I really got a chuckle when Y2K-itis went rampant in advertising. For example, "You can buy this couch, which is Y2K compatible, for only 699.99". I mean it was a storm of this and that, which was not even affected by the Y2K glitch.
So in conclusion, Y2K was a computer programming bug/glitch but perceived as the end of the world. Y2K was never proposed as the end of the world. Would it have made life more difficult? Potentially yes, but thanks to the efforts of millions of individuals working countless long nights and days, it did not.
12/21/2012 on the other hand. Is only a perceived danger in some charlatans mind.
Well, it's kind of hard to get the whole Christmas Shopping Extravaganza going when no one gets to open presents because the world ended four days before....Kind of a mixed messaging there as our economy hangs in tatters and if folks don't buy, buy, buy, then we can kiss what's left of the economy good-bye.
Originally posted by ThinkingCap
reply to post by xxshadowfaxx
No no no, this is the denial stage.
Media will wait until the last week to start plastering TV watching minds of the coming global Hoax.