An early Happy New Year


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An early Happy New Year

Postby MJD » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:34 pm

Now I know that there are some people who have a different calendar but I assume this won't offend anyone's sensibilities. Someone just sent me this and it isn't bad:

http://web.icq.com/friendship/swf/0,,16961_rs,00.swf

What time EST does the first time zone hit midnight? 8:00am tomorrow?
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Postby big mac » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:44 pm

11 hours 17m till midnight here in NZ
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Postby MJD » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:54 pm

And there are some people that are earlier, aren't there?
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Postby tafnut » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:23 pm

Wasn't there an island in the Pacific that changed its time system just to be the first place on the planet to celebrate 2000?

googled my own question:

Millennium Island
The Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas) is made up of 33 South Pacific coral atolls which straddle the International Date Line. It is subdivided into three main groups known as the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix and the Line Islands. From north to south, Kiribati covers a distance of 800km (497 miles); the distance east to west is 3218km (1999 miles). In 1993 Kiribati decided to consolidate all three island groups under a single time zone and selected the Gilbert Islands, west of the International Date Line, as the standard. Kiribati's capital, Tarawa, is located in the Gilberts.

Kiribati was the first country to meet the new millennium. They even renamed its easternmost point, Caroline Island, to Millennium Island (even though it is as inaccessible as Antarctica). However, Kiribati was not the first to greet the new millennium sunrise, which rose over Millennium Island at 05h43 local time."
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Postby big mac » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:02 pm

MJD wrote:And there are some people that are earlier, aren't there?


Time wise NZ get it first along with some islands. Technically this little island off Fiji gets it before us cause they are right next to the IDL.
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Postby SQUACKEE » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:07 pm

its all a bit silly dont ya think. god i wish i was british. drawling a line in the sand of time when so much of the stuff has already happen. like the freaking dinos for 250 million years. do you think they celebrated their existence every 52 weeks? " hey were giant lizards! look at us go. 250 million years were gonna be here. but dab nabit were a celebrating and a boozing every 52 weeks! lets light off sum fire works and drink until we puke."

happy new year tafnut and assorted track nuts around the world!
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Postby EPelle » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:22 pm

15.38 remaining here on Saturday morning; 21.38 left on clock EST.
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Postby big mac » Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:37 am

1:35 am here. I'm in the future!

Squack are ye drunk?
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Postby SQUACKEE » Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:54 am

big mac wrote:1:35 am here. I'm in the future!

Squack are ye drunk?


not yet! im on my secound cup of coffee and actually thinking about running. i'll be drunk in 13.4 hours.

have you hoisted a few mr. mac?
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Postby big mac » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:59 am

I went out with a friends PARENTS. Can't believe I did that. Was good to go watch another fireworks display. I toasted a great year by drinking a whole bottle of champage, something I wouldn't normally do. I'm far from drunk though. Not into that sort of thing.

Hope everyone has a great new years, its 3am and I'm off to bed.
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Postby EPelle » Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:14 am

Wow, last post of the year... and thinking of the guys and gals who make this place interesting. Thanks for a great year - all ... those near and far. Here:s to an even better 2006. May the Eternal God Hear - E.GH for short - continue listening, respond with joy to the sound of his flock, and be overwhelmed with adoration bestowed upon him by his creaton. And may the kitchen table have room for foods made from non-traditional ingredients.
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