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

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Thu Jan 11 10:06:33 AEST 2018

If you're going to bring religion into it... Try this on the birth of
the ICL 2900..

(by D.W. barron, 1976)


On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:48 AM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> 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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