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Happy New Year!

Feel free to start the count down...

And maybe break open the champagne?

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amberglow's picture
Submitted by amberglow on

i love it when they show other countries at midnight on new year's -- hokey but fascinating, i think. : >

and it's always kinda a surprise to me still (and a little "off") that the time here isn't what it is elsewhere -- even when i totally know that already, and have travelled, etc.

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Submitted by amberglow on

What Do Timekeepers Do? --

On New Year's Eve at 6:59:59 p.m. ET, an "international consortium of timekeepers" will add one second to the world's clock. How do you get to be an official timekeeper?

Earn a Ph.D. in astronomy and move to France. Tweaks to the official clock are announced by the Earth Orientation Center, a Paris-based subunit of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service. ...

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Submitted by caseyOR on

I am hopeful that, tough as 2009 may turn out to be, we are all able to join together and help each other get through it.

Submitted by hipparchia on

i watched the new york philharmonic on tv and drank merlot. the neighbors set off a bunch of fireworks and scared all the cats.

surely these are all auspicious signs.

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Submitted by danps on

I'm glad to have joined Corrente in 2008. I've really enjoyed stopping by here regularly, seeing what everyone has to say and engaging in some very thoughtful discussions. And a couple of brawls too. But what the hell, growing up my biggest fights were always with my brother, you know? :)