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Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know that Dec. 21 will be a big online traffic day next year?

Here, courtesy of data center power Equinix, are other dates to prep for, in chronological order.
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February 5. Super Sunday. Super Bowl XLVI. This year the big event will even be live streamed! Need I say more?

February 12. The 84th Annual Academy Awards. Eddie Murphy fans may stay away, the rest of the world will show up. Always a big event.

March 6. Super Tuesday. With seven primaries and two caucuses slated, Super Tuesday will be a big day, even if pundits are already calling it “less super than usual,” since many states have accelerated (and some have moved back) their primaries in hopes of maximizing clout.
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August 27-30: The Republican National Convention. Doubtful this will come close to the 2008 Obama inauguration stats, but political junkies will be online in force. Last time around, the traffic to sites like the fivethirtyeight blog was off the chart
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Sept. 3 through 6: The Democratic National Convention. There won’t be a nominee fight, but the true political fanatics will still tune in. (See above.)
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December 21: For those out of the loop, Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the world per the Mayan calendar....

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I'll forego the shopping on December 21.

I hear there will be some reallllyyy good sales right after Christmas that year.....
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Our solar system will experience the galactic plane order, and nothing more. Seems like a good date for enterprising people to make lots of money off the"survivors".
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Could any of you explain to me how something near the end of next year counts as History?

Yea sure one could use the simple fact the Myan's were the ones we have this bit of the total of all their writings.

But it might just be once this date come/tomorrow will start the 14th cycle... And it goes on for another thousands of years.

Thank the Spanish and their Church for the lack of more info... Note I am inquring thats all.
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Granny says mebbe dey could do sumpin' `bout dat daylight savings time whilst dey's at it...

Proposed calendar would make it same exact day, next year
29 Dec.`11 - Each year, Jan. 1 falls on a different day of the week, and the entire following year shifts accordingly. Schools, sports teams, businesses and banks spend many hours and millions of dollars calculating on what day of the week certain dates will fall, to schedule holidays and set interest rates.
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It doesn't need to be that complicated, say an astrophysicist and applied economist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. They have a proposal to make schedules simpler: a permanent calendar in which each 12-month period is exactly as the year before, on into perpetuity. The extra days created by the Earth's inconvenient 365.242-day orbit around the sun would be dealt with not by adding Feb. 29 for leap years, but by a leap week tacked onto the calendar at the end of December every five to six years. "It would simplify things enormously," says Richard Conn Henry, the professor of applied physics at Johns Hopkins who first proposed the idea in 2004. This past year he began to discuss the idea further with a colleague, Steve Hanke, a Johns Hopkins economics professor.

The result is the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar, which they proposed in December. In it, March, June, September and December would have 31 days, all the rest 30. Christmas would always fall on a Sunday. Halloween would become Oct. 30 and always fall on a Monday. Hanke, who has helped seven countries introduce new currencies, estimates the change could save "roughly $130 billion" merely by decreasing the chance of interest-calculation errors resulting from incorrectly counting the number of days in a given month.

There have been multiple proposals to change the calendar since the world began to shift from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar starting in 1582. Most suffer from what Henry calls "the Sabbath problem." Many religions require people to labor for six days but keep the seventh holy. Proposed calendars that break up the seven-day cycle destroy the count, meaning people could end up working on a day they should devote to spiritual matters. "That's unacceptable to millions of believers," Henry says. "You can't skip a day because then you're off kilter."

Most people actually like having birthdays, holidays and sporting events move around, says David Finkleman, an astro-dynamicist at the Center for Space Standards and Innovation in Colorado Springs. Aside from that, creating a permanent calendar is "impossible," he says. The problem is that the period it takes the Earth to rotate on its axis (a day) and around the sun (a year) changes all the time and the change isn't predictable. Even more confounding, none of the periods divides evenly into another, he says. "The Lord didn't put things together synchronously," Finkleman says.

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Granny says mebbe dey could do sumpin' `bout dat daylight savings time whilst dey's at it...

Proposed calendar would make it same exact day, next year
29 Dec.`11 - Each year, Jan. 1 falls on a different day of the week, and the entire following year shifts accordingly. Schools, sports teams, businesses and banks spend many hours and millions of dollars calculating on what day of the week certain dates will fall, to schedule holidays and set interest rates.
Nothing wrong with us being off. It would screw us up. Too much trouble. Measurements are only to help us frame our existence...
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B.S. is all it is. And any believer would tell you so. As not one item need to be done is covered by this calendar.

1.. The spirit of the anti-christ hasn't entered the body of any one man, yet.

2.. There is NO peace deal made by the man who will have the spirit of the anti-christ and Israel.
Which would be for a period of 7 years. With the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple on the very site of the 3rd holy place for the Muslims which always have to have more than Israel... One and very hate filled race these Muslims/Arabs are.

Yet that will not change a thing, only the one who is filled with the spirit of the anti-christ will change things.

So as I see it this isn't but a turn of an old cycle to a new one starting on Dec. 22, 2012...

And that is the facts.. Which like with many other things one can believe it or not...
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Could any of you explain to me how something near the end of next year counts as History?

Yea sure one could use the simple fact the Myan's were the ones we have this bit of the total of all their writings.

But it might just be once this date come/tomorrow will start the 14th cycle... And it goes on for another thousands of years.

Thank the Spanish and their Church for the lack of more info... Note I am inquring thats all.
And I now present this from our Space Agency, NASA.. Plenty of links with in this news story and plenty more to the story than I persent now..

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Apocalypse Not Now: 2012 Doomsday Predictions Debunked by NASA

By Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor

Space.com | SPACE.com – 13 hrs ago.. 31 Dec. 2011

On Dec. 21, 2012, many doomsday believers fear the apocalypse — anything from a rogue planet smashing into us to our world spinning end over end. However, the world should expect nothing more next year than the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, NASA says.

Many people point to the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar on Dec. 21, 2012 as evidence of the coming apocalypse, but astronomers have been quick to stress that there is nothing to be concerned about.

According to the ancient Mayan calendar, next year's winter solstice marks the end of a 144,000-day cycle. This cycle, which begins at the mythical Maya creation date, has already been repeated 12 times. The 13th will end in 2012, capping a full 5,200-year Mayan cycle of creation.

This date has long been shrouded in mystery, with many claiming that it will bring destruction to our planet. [End of the World? Top Doomsday Fears]

Rogue planet Nibiru?

One fear is that a rogue planet that has been dubbed "Nibiru" or "Planet X" is supposedly aimed at Earth. Self-proclaimed Nibiru expert Nancy Lieder, who says she is in contact with the aliens from Zeta Reticuli, first said Nibiru would cause widespread disaster in May 2003, only to change it to Dec. 21, 2012.

There is, however, no evidence that Nibiru is real.

"Nibiru is ridiculous because it doesn't exist — it never existed as anything other than a figment of the imagination by pseudo-scientists who don't seem bothered by a complete lack of evidence," astronomer Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object program office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., told SPACE.com.

There is no basis for the claim that it might be lurking behind the sun, as it could not have hidden from observation until now, Yeomans said. If such a planet was headed toward Earth by Dec. 21, 2012, it would already be visible to the naked eye.

Cosmic alignments?
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Apocalypse Not Now: 2012 Doomsday Predictions Debunked by NASA - Yahoo! News

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