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Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:18:37 PM »

Like I've done in the last few years, I come from 2019 to wish all you who are still on 2018 a Happy New Year. You cannot believe what I'm experiencing right now...

N.b.: This thread makes use of my actual time zone (Central Europe, UTC+1) instead of my forum time (currently Central, UTC-6).
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 08:33:37 PM »

Ever consider how weird it is to keep track of the time zone of an Internet stranger?
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 09:26:41 PM »

This one, not Christmas, is the pagan festival.

1 March 46BC was 365 days before 1 January 45BC due to Julius declaring two extraordinary (and extra-long) intercalary months right after declaring the reform (adding 67 days between November and December, though that was a reset due to a drift in the previous decade). While 1 March was formally the start of year for the Roman pagan priests (hence December being 10 when its 12th, and the normal time to add a month pre-Julian was the end of Feb, as seen with our Leap Day), Julius changed it and had the priests start with January. The year now goes darkness-light-darkness, whereas before it went birth-life-death (and the Jewish, and Christian liturgical, calendar go death-birth-life or light-darkness-light). By changing the religious calendar (the priests then did a bad job of implementing the new calendar, making a mess out of leap years for a generation), Julius changed dogma.

Of course, it's a good excuse for a party, and thoroughly secularised - I highly doubt anyone is celebrating New Years as a celebration of darkness book-ending our lives these days - so none of that matters much.
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 11:51:49 PM »

Like I've done in the last few years, I come from 2019 to wish all you who are still on 2018 a Happy New Year. You cannot believe what I'm experiencing right now...

N.b.: This thread makes use of my actual time zone (Central Europe, UTC+1) instead of my forum time (currently Central, UTC-6).
How's 2019? Did the world explode?
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 11:52:46 PM »

Like I've done in the last few years, I come from 2019 to wish all you who are still on 2018 a Happy New Year. You cannot believe what I'm experiencing right now...

N.b.: This thread makes use of my actual time zone (Central Europe, UTC+1) instead of my forum time (currently Central, UTC-6).
How's 2019? Did the world explode?

Yes. You have eight minutes to prepare.
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 11:54:16 PM »

Like I've done in the last few years, I come from 2019 to wish all you who are still on 2018 a Happy New Year. You cannot believe what I'm experiencing right now...

N.b.: This thread makes use of my actual time zone (Central Europe, UTC+1) instead of my forum time (currently Central, UTC-6).
How's 2019? Did the world explode?

Yes. You have eight minutes to prepare.

Or forever hold your peace.
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 11:57:07 PM »

Like I've done in the last few years, I come from 2019 to wish all you who are still on 2018 a Happy New Year. You cannot believe what I'm experiencing right now...

N.b.: This thread makes use of my actual time zone (Central Europe, UTC+1) instead of my forum time (currently Central, UTC-6).
How's 2019? Did the world explode?

Yes. You have eight minutes to prepare.
True story, last year when my brain was a lot darker, I had a small dumb worry about Earth exploded at New Years, but then I remembered time zones.
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 12:00:43 AM »

Happy New Year to those of you in EST.
Still 1hr of 2018 left for me.  :awesomeface:
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 12:01:31 AM »

Happy New Year to those of you in EST.
Still 1hr of 2018 left for me.  :awesomeface:
You traveling?
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 12:10:14 AM »

This one, not Christmas, is the pagan festival.

1 March 46BC was 365 days before 1 January 45BC due to Julius declaring two extraordinary (and extra-long) intercalary months right after declaring the reform (adding 67 days between November and December, though that was a reset due to a drift in the previous decade). While 1 March was formally the start of year for the Roman pagan priests (hence December being 10 when its 12th, and the normal time to add a month pre-Julian was the end of Feb, as seen with our Leap Day), Julius changed it and had the priests start with January. The year now goes darkness-light-darkness, whereas before it went birth-life-death (and the Jewish, and Christian liturgical, calendar go death-birth-life or light-darkness-light). By changing the religious calendar (the priests then did a bad job of implementing the new calendar, making a mess out of leap years for a generation), Julius changed dogma.

Of course, it's a good excuse for a party, and thoroughly secularised - I highly doubt anyone is celebrating New Years as a celebration of darkness book-ending our lives these days - so none of that matters much.

Please, we all know the world is roughly 5.7 millennia old, and is signaled by blowing a few toots through a ram's horn on the first of Tishrei.

Or the ritual burning of calendars and/or excuses to use up rapidly-expiring coupons. I'm too tired to drink by midnight, anyhow.
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2019, 12:11:02 AM »

Happy New Year to those of you in EST.
Still 1hr of 2018 left for me.  :awesomeface:
You traveling?

As mentioned elsewhere, I'm in Minnesota and therefore on CST (sitting down, actually, not traveling!)
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 12:14:45 AM »

Ever consider how weird it is to keep track of the time zone of an Internet stranger?

I don't think it relates to one user specifically; just the forum as a whole.
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 09:32:31 AM »

Happy New Year to all of y'all. May 2019 be a helluva lot better than 2018.  :cheers:
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2019, 12:20:11 PM »

Like I've done in the last few years, I come from 2019 to wish all you who are still on 2018 a Happy New Year. You cannot believe what I'm experiencing right now...

N.b.: This thread makes use of my actual time zone (Central Europe, UTC+1) instead of my forum time (currently Central, UTC-6).
How's 2019? Did the world explode?

Yes. You have eight minutes to prepare.

Or forever hold your peace.

Since he was talking about Julius Caesar, that should be, as my late high school Latin teacher Mrs. O'Donnell would have said, "forever hold your pax, pacis, feminine." :bigass:
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2019, 04:04:35 PM »

Of course, it's a good excuse for a party, and thoroughly secularised -these days - so none of that matters much.

Does getting on this forum count as succumbing to the enveloping darkness?
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2019, 04:25:14 PM »

Of course, it's a good excuse for a party, and thoroughly secularised -these days - so none of that matters much.

Does getting on this forum count as succumbing to the enveloping darkness?
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 01:33:13 PM »

Like I've done in the last few years, I come from 2019 to wish all you who are still on 2018 a Happy New Year. You cannot believe what I'm experiencing right now...

N.b.: This thread makes use of my actual time zone (Central Europe, UTC+1) instead of my forum time (currently Central, UTC-6).
How's 2019? Did the world explode?

Yes. You have eight minutes to prepare.

Or forever hold your peace.

Since he was talking about Julius Caesar, that should be, as my late high school Latin teacher Mrs. O'Donnell would have said, "forever hold your pax, pacis, feminine." :bigass:

LOL I rather like that version.
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Re: Happy New Year! (A.k.a. the annual time travel thread)
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 08:59:04 PM »

Happy New Year to everyone, and I hope for the best this year in 2019!  :cheers:
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