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T-Sex
31-12-09, 23:59
I'm speaking to you from the FUTURE. In Britain its 2010.

Happy new year :p

matrix54
01-01-10, 00:01
Oh look, one year closer to 2012. Enjoy :wve:

:p

Lizard of Oz
01-01-10, 00:11
zomg!
only 6 hours left to go here in Chicago, IL o.0

That 2012 thing is nonsense, but if it's true, then you'll experience it before we Americans do :ton:

T-Sex
01-01-10, 00:13
That 2012 thing is nonsense, but if it's true, then you'll experience it before we Americans do :ton:


I always guessed it happened at the hour when it was december 21st 2012 worldwide :p

GameGlitcher77
01-01-10, 00:23
I always guessed it happened at the hour when it was december 21st 2012 worldwide :p

Personally I think that's a load of BS. In fact the Mayans said so themselves.

Back on topic where I am it will be 2010 in about 5:35 (5 hours and 35 minutes) :D ;)

T-Sex
01-01-10, 00:24
Personally I think that's a load of BS. In fact the Mayans said so themselves.

The mayans never actually said it was the end of the world, they just said there would be a massive revelation. In other words, nothing much.

lara c. fan
01-01-10, 00:31
The mayans never actually said it was the end of the world, they just said there would be a massive revelation. In other words, nothing much.

I thought it was just the end of their calender...

Alex Shepherd
01-01-10, 00:33
It's just the end of the calander... Nothing much...

Raider Man

dizzydoil
01-01-10, 00:33
the mayans never actually said it was the end of the world, they just said there would be a massive revelation. In other words, nothing much.
the maya's had an extremely complicated method of keeping track of time, based on three separate calendars. The most important, most encompassing of these calendars holds the `long count': The period from the beginning until the end of time. And on december 21st 2012, the long count expires. It will be point zero. Time will be up for the universe. It will be, literally, the end of days. big deal, you might say. Still, there's a couple of very interesting (and disturbing) facts about the maya calendar's end. Most intriguing, 21-12-2012 is not a day like any other. Up in the sky, an extraordinary and incredibly rare event will take place. The sun will move to a unique spot in the sky -- and hold still for a while, since it is solstice day. The sun will sit precisely on the heavenly crossroads between the milky way and the galactic equinox, forming a perfect alignment with the center of the galaxy.
It's not just the end of a calender...
You can say a lot about the Maya, but you've got to hand it to them: they knew a hell of a lot about stars. For instance, they calculated the exact duration of a year to a thousandth of a decimal point, much more precise than any Greek or enlightened philosopher ever did. Also, they were able to predict every solar and lunar eclipse until this day. And obviously, they knew where the galactic equinox and the exact middle of the Milky Way lay: they called this crossing `the Sacred Tree'. More disturbing, the Maya's were awfully good at astrology, too. Mysteriously, they predicted in what year their civilization would be overrun by foreigners coming from over the seas. Legend has it they even predicted the world wars. So if a Maya tells you the world will end in 2012, you'd better take it seriously.
But actually, the Maya's never predicted anything concrete about 2012. That may have something to do with our ill knowledge about Maya culture: when the Spanish ransacked the land, they burnt literally every Maya book they could find. Only a handful of scriptures survived. And in them, there's not a clue about what happens when the Maya calendar ends.

Legend 4ever
01-01-10, 00:45
Yep, a little more than 6 hours here. Not hyper at all, for the first time in many of my New Year Eves.

Gabi
01-01-10, 02:23
There is a thread to wish a "Happy New Year" already: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=4259976#post4259976
And if you look around and/or use the "search" function, you will find plenty about 2012 too.