RE: Y2k compliance

Rik van Riel (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 16:32:56 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Chris Chiapusio wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Myreen Johan wrote:
> >>So how does it cope with 2000 being a leep year?
> >
> >I don't understand the fuzz about year 2000 being
> >a leap year. The simplistic formula for finding
> >out if a year is a leap year is to check if it is
> >divisible by four. That formula is valid from the
> [snip]
> because the formula you consider valid isn't the complete formula.
> from an altavista search for "leap year":


> now, if we were to 'spin down the earth' we wouldn't have to worry
> about all this leap year mumbo-jumbo.

Actually, you'd need to spin UP the earth by about 0.068%,
so you'd better start pushing :)


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