Re: The Nihilist's New Year

From: Ziana Astralos (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 11:45:47 MST

On Mon, 01 January 2001, "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> > March 27, 2005?
> I was thinking 1,547 *shopping* days, but then with
> MySimon and Yahoo! Shopping they're all shopping
> days, aren't they.
> Don't worry, the number was random, i.e., calculated
> to be "sometime in 2005".
> ...

Oh, but if by "shopping days" you had originally meant "days which most regular stores are open", as in the weekdays and not the weekends, then it *doesn't* work out to be sometime in 2005-- without the weekends in there, that's another 442 days! And if one adds those 442 days on (while only counting weekdays, of course), then the date would be December 6, 2006??

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