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Miscreants have crammed malware into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation about today's supposed Mayan Apocalypse. If someone emails you a .ppt slideshow titled Will the world end in 2012?, give it a wide berth unless the world really does end today and you're feeling wild. The booby-trapped presentation packs Visual Basic macro …

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Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

The days are going to be getting longer now! Spring is coming! Woo-hoo! This is a good thing!

(Idiots predicting doom, based on moronic opinions on "long count", really need their heads examining ... The Maya people never actually thought, or predicted, such scenarios ...)

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Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

I hate to burst your bubble, but whilst the days are going to get longer (woohoo as you say) winter has to come before spring :) (of course you are right, spring is coming, it just has to wait for winter first...)

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@Stacy: (was: Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!)

Seasons are a construct ... Solstice is reality.

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@Stacy: (was: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!)

It's light at the end of the tunnel... so to speak :D

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Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

I truly hope that nothing happens "today" (which, let's face it, means something different depending on where you are on the Earth) that could be taken to be the "cataclysm"... it would make all the usual believers of such prophecies even more insufferable.

Anyway; last orders gentlemen.

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Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

But winter doesn’t have to be cold. Its more likely to be but its not compulsory.

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Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels.

Winter changed into Spring.

Spring changed into Summer.

Summer changed back into Winter.

and Winter gave Spring and Summer a miss and went straight on into Autumn.

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Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

"Idiots predicting doom, based on moronic opinions on "long count", really need their heads examining "

oh right and i suppose you know more about predictions than all the Mayins combined

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Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

"and Winter gave Spring and Summer a miss and went straight on into Autumn."

Sounds like the British climate ...

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Re: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!

"Spring is coming!"

Erm... you know it's the first day of Winter, right?

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@ Nomnomnom

I predict that he does.

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Re: @Stacy: (was: Whatever. It's SOLSTICE! Celebrate!)

"Seasons are a construct "

Really? Try looking outside once in a while and pay attention to what nature is telling you

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Re: Seasons are a construct

Nope, seasons are real - its friggin cold outside.

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End of the world?

Thank God I won't have to pay my tax bill....

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Re: End of the world?

What the heck am I doing at work?!

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> Thank God I won't have to pay my tax bill....

I think US gov feels the same.

Would certainly explain all the procrastination.

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Pint

Well, no ;-)

"If someone emails you a .ppt slideshow titled Will the world end in 2012?, give it a wide berth unless the world really does end today and you're feeling wild.".

Well, with all due respect El Reg but should the world does end (which I kinda doubt) then I can think of a whole lot more wild things to do then opening a Microsoft PowerPoint file...

But each to his own ;-)

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More like rickrolling

That's so ancient and innocuous that it is more akin to rickrolling than to a real security threat.

I am pretty sure that it was intended as such by its creators (most likely a couple of high-school students). Silly, yes. Dangerous? Not by any stretch of the imagination.

That goes straight in the penissillyn category... ;-)

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Re: More like rickrolling

We're no strangers to love

You know the rules ... and so do I

A full commitment's what I'm ... thinkin' of

You wouldn't get this from any other guy

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling

Gotta make you ... understand

Never gonna give you up

Never gonna let you down

Never gonna run around and desert you

Never gonna make you cry

Never gonna say goodbye

Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We've known each other ... for so long

Your heart's been aching, but ... you're too shy to say it

Inside we both know what's been ... goin' on

We know the game and we're ... gonna play it

And if you ask me how I'm feeling

Don't tell me you're to ... blind to see

Never gonna give you up

Never gonna let you down

Never gonna run around and desert you

Never gonna make you cry

Never gonna say goodbye

Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up

Never gonna let you down

Never gonna run around and desert you

Never gonna make you cry

Never gonna say goodbye

Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Oooooooooh ... give you up

Oooooooooh ... give you up

Never gonna give never gonna give

Give you up

Never gonna give never gonna give

Give you up

We've known each other ... for so long

Your heart's been aching, but ... you're too shy to say it

Inside we both know what's been ... goin' on

We know the game and we're ... gonna play it

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling

Gotta make you ... understand

Never gonna give you up

Never gonna let you down

Never gonna run around and desert you

Never gonna make you cry

Never gonna say goodbye

Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up

Never gonna let you down

Never gonna run around and desert you

Never gonna make you cry

Never gonna say goodbye

Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up

Never gonna let you down

Never gonna run around and desert you

Never gonna make you cry

Never gonna say goodbye

Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

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Re: More like rickrolling

Neat. I've never been rickrolled in purely text format before.

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Re: More like rickrolling

shit i expanded the comment

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Re: More like rickrolling

Rick-rolling sheet music?

Obligitory XKCD

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Happy

DARN!!

Another application not available for Linux, or Mac!!! I feel left out!

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Big Bang

The world in fact did end and we went through the equivalant of a Big Bang this morning at 07:00 ( GMT +1).

It was a rather non exciting event and the Univeral Counsel has advised us to continue as normal. Apparently he also sent out a PPT which list intructions on how to behave during the next Big Bang.

The Phrase "The End of the World is Nigh" was actually a misconception. What the origianl auther really meant to say was "The End of the World is a NightClub in Thornsbury" but apparetly he had had one too many Mai Tais and didn't actually manage to finish his phrase.

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Re: Big Bang

above post reminds me somewhat of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.

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Re: Big Bang

Douglas Adams, go back to bed, your dead.

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Re: Big Bang

Don't forget to grab a bag of peanuts. And a towel.

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Re: Big Bang & Adams

It's been mathematically proven that each volume has less new content. The next one can be generated automatically.

Not sure why they paid someone to do the recent volume.

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Re: Big Bang

The first rule of Thornsbury NightClub is...

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Mushroom

Re: Big Bang

"The End of the World is a NightClub in Thornsbury"

I thought it was a pub on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.... ?

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I told ya

I saw the "rock-clock" (TM) in TiKAL bitch.

dirt runways, and adobe brick airlines!

Time to pull the plug on all the bullshit now.

Like uh,

The only thing ending is all our rights.

Like the only terrorists are big government and banks.

I said enough.

Don't ask me to serve jury without nullification up front.

Don't ask me to turn in guns. NONE

Don't ask me to get an injection.

These will cost your life!

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end of the 5th age?

the fifth age? sounds like a Discordian celebration is due then.

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Alien

Time to die

Obligatory

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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Re: Time to die

Never gets old no matter how many times I hear that. One of the reasons why Bladerunner has been for many years and will most likely continue to be my favorite film.

thanks for lifting up the end of a hard day

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Mushroom

No Boom today...

... Boom tomorrow. There's always a Boom tomorrow

- Susan Ivanova

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Re: No Boom today...

"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!"

Marvin the Martian

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If the Everett multi universe intepretation is correct

Then one out of a nearly infinite number of parallel Universes experienced the End of Days yesterday.

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