questionsso when is this "end of the world" thing going to…

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I think that their wording was "end of time" which is entirely different from the end of the world. We can just assume that time no longer exists. Feel free to show up at work whenever you feel like it.

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The end of the world will be different depending on which timezone you're in. So the earth is going to die slowly within a 24 hour period.

So quickly, send me all your money. You will not need it tomorrow since nobody is going to be here.

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@purplefeather: End of time, eh? So it's like a Rita Rudner standup routine, or an episode of Golden Girls.

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@cengland0: Yes, since money is the root of all evil, I am offering to take the evil away from you! Simply send me all your money and you'll be ready for the apocalypse! Quick, before the end of the world reaches your specific time zone!

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@cengland0: There is a market for that. Some religions believe they will be removed from this planet, so some atheist said hey you want me to take care of your dog when you leave? You can pay me now and I will totally take care of your pets when you leave the planet.
As you can tell, I have 'no faith' in either side of this, I think it is an absurd deal on so many levels.

woot mods please be kind, I think I learned of this deal from woot, not deals.woot but woot before it had deals.woot

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Winter solstice was 5:11 AM CST (Woot Time). World not ended...

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@cengland0: No. The winter solstice happens at the same time around the world. The time on the clock is just different for everyone when it happens.

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@omnichad: Winter solstice happens at the same time but the clocks are different all over the world. Who said this calendar had to be linked to the winter solstice? The mayans had two different counts for a year and one was 260 days and the other 360 (18 counts of 20). So, the calendar was completely independent of the solar year that we use today so it is possible that it is coincidence that it just happens to land on winter solstice. Or, it could have been planned that way but the last few previous years did not land on winter solstice then.

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@cengland0: One would expect that if the world were to end with a calendar, it wouldn't end in 24 distinct phases of our arbitrary time zone system.

But the fact that any Mayans using a long form calendar needs to go out and buy a new calendar doesn't really have bearing on whether the world will end anyway. This is just Y2K for Mayan calendars.

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It already ended here an hour ago.

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i heard it starts with. an. earth. quake.

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I hope the internets still work when it's all over.

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Actually it's a pratical joke that got WAY out of hand. Somewhere, a dead Mayan is laughing his you know what off.

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Since the Mayan calendar is going to end, if you have any Mayan friends a new Calendar would make a great Christmas gift!

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Kidding aside, today will be the end of the world for some.

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It was all a big misunderstanding. The Mayans weren't in tune, so to speak. They were unaware of the song American Pie.

I think 12/21/2012 is actually a tribute to "The Day the Music Died."

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i think when the end of the world happens… you'll kind of know
(unless you are falling down drunk which might be the best way to be if we are going out in a ball of fire.

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I'm gonna be really irritated if the world ends and I came to work anyway.