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Re: [rr] Fw: Palindromic number

You seem to have a point there...

I seem to have made a couple of mistakes in the last 24 hours, I'm starting 
to worry about myself....... :)


On Wednesday 20 February 2002 10:28, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> Ian Ballantyne <ian@onlineloop.com> wrote:
> >8:02 p.m. on February 20 this year will be a historic moment in time if
> >you go by the Julian (European) calendar.
> >It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of
> >bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will
> >happen which has not occurred for 1001 years and will never happen again.
> >As the clock ticks over from 8:01 p.m. on Wednesday,February 20, time
> >will, for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002,
> >or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02/2002. It's called a palindromic
> >number.
> >It is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something
> >which will never be repeated.
> >The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long
> >before the days of the digital watch and the 24 hour clock at 10:01 a.m.
> >on January 10, 1001. And because the clock only goes up to 23:59, it is
> >something that will never happen again.
> To quote from a coworker:
> What's about 21:12, 21/12/2112 ?
> >Use it for something special!
> >Something special huh?  We're geeks, we'll use it for a LUGA meeting!!!!!
> ACK.
> 	Bernd

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