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It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby motherbra1n » 20 Dec 2012 22:11

do you believe it? or was it just hollywoods sick excuse of another doomsday movie.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby Broken_Cartridge » 20 Dec 2012 23:37

Do I believe the world will end? No. The Mayans probably stopped mapping out time because they found a good place to stop....oh and that they had to worry about droughts and their crumbling society.

But if I'm wrong I guess it doesn't really matter, because I'll be dead or whatever.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby PatrickTheHuman » 20 Dec 2012 23:46

I like to imagine the following conversation at one point happened.
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"Hey guys, I found the last piece of the calendar!"
"Wait, it ends?!"
"Well, obviously. Their whole society pretty much crumbled, plus the wars and droughts..."
"HOLY CRAP WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Damnit, Larry! Not again!"
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby cortjezter » 20 Dec 2012 23:52

many of those old civilizations were keen on the sun, moon, stars, etc positions, and used them in various meaningful ways. i have a feeling that since today (it's already friday afternoon here in japan) is the winter solstice--an important seasonal milestone--it isn't just a coincidence their calendar would also end on a major day; perhaps not unlike our calendars ending on new year's eve.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby TheLastBlade » 21 Dec 2012 00:00

Apparently, they didn't take into account on what country it ends on.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby FighterKirby » 21 Dec 2012 00:21

I'm apparently going to be asleep during this all. So, whatever happens, happens.

I'll react accordingly if the Earth just starts popping lava and there's mass hysteria, but I'm not a morning person.

...but really, I'm pretty neutral on it. Leaning more towards NOT GONNA HAPPEN than AH GEEZ WE'RE DEAD, but yeah.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby bomblord » 21 Dec 2012 02:07

The Mayans have what's called a long count calendar which is circular in shape and used to measure out several thousand year periods, it starts at day 1 and continues around the circle until it hits day 1 again this is the end of a long count period and the calendar resets, the day the calendar resets is December 21st 2012.

The Mayans never intended this to be an end of the world scenario but just a resetting of the calendar. It's exactly the same as you putting up a new calendar on January 1st when your previous one ends on December 31st; it's the beginning of a new cycle (a new years day for the mayans if you will) that was accompanied by a festival. Somewhere along the line someone heard that it ended on December 21st 2012 (it does not end it resets) and then the rumor of the Mayans predicting the end of the world spread like wildfire, because we all love doomsday scenarios.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 21 Dec 2012 10:17

Stayed up, went to sleep, woke up to find nothing happened… yet…

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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby CM30 » 21 Dec 2012 10:30

Just as I figured, nothing happened. Makes me wonder why anyone believes this end of the world crap.

Seriously, I bet the Mayans would have just updated their calendar if they'd been around longer And hey, why do people even act like these groups and civilisations from years ago are somehow 'right' or more intelligent or whatever? They made just as many stupid mistakes as every other group of people on the planet, and yet seemingly far less people bought into the whole biblical apocalypse predictions thing.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby Sammet » 21 Dec 2012 14:15

I can't believe this stuff actually made headline news. Yesterday they were interviewing people talking about aliens coming down to take them away. Totally nuts. It's been given way more attention than it deserved.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby MegaMan64 » 21 Dec 2012 14:46

I feel bad for people who took this seriously.

P.S If I am not mistaken, I heard the mayans smoked a lot.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby Reynard » 21 Dec 2012 15:45

Glad the world didn't end today, that would have sucked.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby HammerGalladeBro » 21 Dec 2012 15:48

Do I believe in the end of the world? Yes.
Do I believed the world would end today? Nope.

I mean, why it would end in a particular day, these kind of things come as surprise (at least to me).

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Besides, I still need to get a 3DS and a Wii U.
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Re: It's the night of the final day, six hours remain...

Postby Quetzalcoatl2k » 21 Dec 2012 19:29

I kept telling people that the Mayans never said a damn thing about the world ending. Ask any surviving Mayan community today and you'll get the same response: no apocalypse. They keep getting blamed for the stupidity of others.

If anything, this is still a very special day of celebration since we all are extremely lucky to be alive to witness the Mayan calendar reset itself for the very first time in thousands of years.

Anyway, bring on 2013!
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