[TUHS] 2018: eighteen months to the Unix 50th anniversary

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Jan 11 09:48:15 AEST 2018

On Wed, 10 Jan 2018, Andy Kosela wrote:

> Christians also do not know the _exact_ year when Jesus was born, but 
> they arbitrary chose the date as the start of their Epoch.

Not really arbitrary; the dates were chosen to hijack pagan festivals, so 
we have Christmas at Yuletide, Easter at the Spring fertility rites, etc.

No way the big JC could've been born in the middle of winter in that part 
of the world; try about 4BC (Halley's comet) around Spring in March or so.

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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