mkbutan
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:17 pm
Location: Mumbai , INDIA

Happy New Year 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:34 am

Hi dear all,
Wishing all A happy and prosperous New Year 2015.
Let there be Peace and Happiness on Earth.Let's learn to love one another and live in harmony and happiness. :)
"THE LIFE IS VERY SMALL TO LEARN ELECTRONICS"
ε∫εζτ√°ηiζ≈

User avatar
Mandrewpi
Posts: 338
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:58 am

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:20 pm

Happy new year to you too. Maybe this year a new pi will emerge from the minds of the pi foundation :)
A computer is only as smart as its programmer. ;)

I own:
Pi B rev.2, Pi 2 B, Two Pi 3 B, Two Pi 3 b+, Pi Zero 1.2, Pi Zero 1.3, Two Pi Zero Ws.
I'm known elsewhere as mandrew1444

just_some_guy
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:12 am

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:48 pm

It is a bit un-orthodox to wish someone a new year 14 days early.

Hi, since the first post needs to be modded, this seemed like a good place to put my first post.

I also only get to use that humor a few times a year.

Thanks,

W. H. Heydt
Posts: 9211
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:36 pm
Location: Vallejo, CA (US)

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:36 am

Somebody is still on the Julian calendar.

On the original good wishes...what I'd like to see emerge from the RPF this year is the display module.

User avatar
Mandrewpi
Posts: 338
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:58 am

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:14 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:Somebody is still on the Julian calendar.

On the original good wishes...what I'd like to see emerge from the RPF this year is the display module.
You know Isaac Newton was born when the Julian calendar changed to the Gregorian calendar so he has two birthdays
;)
A computer is only as smart as its programmer. ;)

I own:
Pi B rev.2, Pi 2 B, Two Pi 3 B, Two Pi 3 b+, Pi Zero 1.2, Pi Zero 1.3, Two Pi Zero Ws.
I'm known elsewhere as mandrew1444

User avatar
DougieLawson
Posts: 34166
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:19 pm
Location: Basingstoke, UK
Contact: Website

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:34 am

Mandrewpi wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:Somebody is still on the Julian calendar.

On the original good wishes...what I'd like to see emerge from the RPF this year is the display module.
You know Isaac Newton was born when the Julian calendar changed to the Gregorian calendar so he has two birthdays
;)
I couldn't have lived a moment longer without knowing that.

HMQ Elisabeth II really does have two birthdays. In April she'll be 177 years old and in June she gets to 178 years old.
Microprocessor, Raspberry Pi & Arduino Hacker
Mainframe database troubleshooter
MQTT Evangelist
Twitter: @DougieLawson

2012-18: 1B*5, 2B*2, B+, A+, Z, ZW, 3Bs*3, 3B+

Any DMs sent on Twitter will be answered next month.

gordon77
Posts: 3480
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:12 pm

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:42 am

DougieLawson wrote:
Mandrewpi wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:Somebody is still on the Julian calendar.

On the original good wishes...what I'd like to see emerge from the RPF this year is the display module.
You know Isaac Newton was born when the Julian calendar changed to the Gregorian calendar so he has two birthdays
;)
I couldn't have lived a moment longer without knowing that.

HMQ Elisabeth II really does have two birthdays. In April she'll be 177 years old and in June she gets to 178 years old.
looking good for 177/178 :D

User avatar
Mandrewpi
Posts: 338
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:58 am

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:34 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Mandrewpi wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:Somebody is still on the Julian calendar.

On the original good wishes...what I'd like to see emerge from the RPF this year is the display module.
You know Isaac Newton was born when the Julian calendar changed to the Gregorian calendar so he has two birthdays
;)
I couldn't have lived a moment longer without knowing that.

HMQ Elisabeth II really does have two birthdays. In April she'll be 177 years old and in June she gets to 178 years old.
I'm filled with all types of stupid facts, such as The Cookie Monsters given name was sid ;)
A computer is only as smart as its programmer. ;)

I own:
Pi B rev.2, Pi 2 B, Two Pi 3 B, Two Pi 3 b+, Pi Zero 1.2, Pi Zero 1.3, Two Pi Zero Ws.
I'm known elsewhere as mandrew1444

W. H. Heydt
Posts: 9211
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:36 pm
Location: Vallejo, CA (US)

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:54 pm

Mandrewpi wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:Somebody is still on the Julian calendar.

On the original good wishes...what I'd like to see emerge from the RPF this year is the display module.
You know Isaac Newton was born when the Julian calendar changed to the Gregorian calendar so he has two birthdays
;)
George Washington did, but he had his birthday legally changed to keep his age correct. One could make a similar assertion about Isaac Asimov, who was born in Russia after the revolution, but before the USSR switched calendars.

I believe you are in error about Newton. He was born after the Catholic countries converted calendars (1582) and died before the British converted (1752). Perhaps you are thinking of Asimov, rather than Newton?

And while we're on this subject...Log into a Pi, use the command "cal 09 1752" and look at the results...closely. (Perhaps someone from a country that was Catholic in the late 16th century with proper locale settings could do the same for "cal 10 1582" and report back...)

User avatar
Mandrewpi
Posts: 338
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:58 am

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:59 pm

Yea every site on the internet, school textbooks said that (math project) was when Isaac Newton was born.
A computer is only as smart as its programmer. ;)

I own:
Pi B rev.2, Pi 2 B, Two Pi 3 B, Two Pi 3 b+, Pi Zero 1.2, Pi Zero 1.3, Two Pi Zero Ws.
I'm known elsewhere as mandrew1444

W. H. Heydt
Posts: 9211
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:36 pm
Location: Vallejo, CA (US)

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:38 am

Mandrewpi wrote:Yea every site on the internet, school textbooks said that (math project) was when Isaac Newton was born.
Every site? Per Wikipedia, Isaac Newton was born 25 Dec 1642, died 20 March 1726 or 1727
Gregorian Calendar was promulgated by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582.
The British Empire converted from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian in 1752.

Note that both of those calendar conversion years are outside of Newton's lifetime. Washington, on the other hand, was born in 1732.

User avatar
Mandrewpi
Posts: 338
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:58 am

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:59 am

I don't trust Wikipedia (anybody can edit) because there is no telling if what's on there is right or wrong :)
A computer is only as smart as its programmer. ;)

I own:
Pi B rev.2, Pi 2 B, Two Pi 3 B, Two Pi 3 b+, Pi Zero 1.2, Pi Zero 1.3, Two Pi Zero Ws.
I'm known elsewhere as mandrew1444

W. H. Heydt
Posts: 9211
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:36 pm
Location: Vallejo, CA (US)

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:02 am

Mandrewpi wrote:I don't trust Wikipedia (anybody can edit) because there is no telling if what's on there is right or wrong :)
That's called "moving the goal posts".

Now, I agree that Wikipedia is not a site to trust without reservation...but then, NO site should be trusted without reservation. That said, when it comes to non-controversial data, especially when well documented non-controversial data, Wikipedia is as a good as any secondary source. The birth and death dates for Isaac Newton aren't a controversial subject, especially if one only needs them to the nearest decade. likewise, the date of the Papal Bull calling for the change to the Gregorian calendar isn't controversial. Nor is the year for which the British Empire switched calendars.

Would you like to cite some of those "every site on the web" that claim Newton was alive in 1582 and/or 1752?

User avatar
Jessie
Posts: 1754
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:40 pm
Location: C/S CO USA

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:51 am

Mandrewpi wrote:I don't trust Wikipedia (anybody can edit) because there is no telling if what's on there is right or wrong :)
Wikipedia has been found to be more accurate than most. There are many checking the facts on Wiki. Plus errors can be fixed where a printed publication has no option.
http://www.zmescience.com/science/study ... -25092014/

It has become hip for people to discount Wikipedia.

User avatar
DougieLawson
Posts: 34166
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:19 pm
Location: Basingstoke, UK
Contact: Website

Re: Happy New Year 2015

Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:24 am

Wikipedia is wrong about HM QE2's age its got her as age 88. They've missed half of her birthdays.

You really can't trust the Wiki.
Microprocessor, Raspberry Pi & Arduino Hacker
Mainframe database troubleshooter
MQTT Evangelist
Twitter: @DougieLawson

2012-18: 1B*5, 2B*2, B+, A+, Z, ZW, 3Bs*3, 3B+

Any DMs sent on Twitter will be answered next month.

Return to “Off topic discussion”