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James81
12-11-2009, 08:44 PM
I went to google a few minutes ago to google something, and when I went to type it in, I completely and totally forgot what the hell I was searching for. So i sat there and stared at my screen for a minute trying to remember and, for the life of me, couldn't.

While I was playing around trying to remember, I clicked on the "I'm feeling lucky" button without having entered anything into the search bar. And, to my complete and utter surprise, this is what I say:

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4269/ohnoesa.jpg

yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's a countdown. But to what?

Xelebes
12-11-2009, 09:50 PM
The New Year?

Dec 12, 2012?

bettielee
12-11-2009, 11:33 PM
I'm feeling lucky? I don't know... I didn't know there was a lucky button....

is there one for I'm feeling churlish and hungry?

cuz I could totally press that button.

lucidzfl
12-12-2009, 12:11 AM
Its how many seconds until the new year

writerterri
12-12-2009, 12:22 AM
It's the count down to the crash of your computer. I'd run.

James81
12-12-2009, 01:19 AM
It's the count down to the crash of your computer. I'd run.

*runs*

With scissors nonetheless

Mac H.
12-12-2009, 09:14 AM
Was it counting down live? Once per second?

If so, a bit of quick maths indicates that it would reach zero at about 4am (my local time), on the 2nd January next year.

Mac

lucidzfl
12-12-2009, 09:51 AM
Was it counting down live? Once per second?

If so, a bit of quick maths indicates that it would reach zero at about 4am (my local time), on the 2nd January next year.

Mac

???

1724972 / 60 (seconds) = 28749.533333333333333333333333333 minutes

28749.53 / 60 (minutes) = 479.15888888888888888888888888889 hours

479.16 / 24 (hours) = 19.964953703703703703703703703704 days

=

New years...

Xelebes
12-12-2009, 10:03 AM
???

1724972 / 60 (seconds) = 28749.533333333333333333333333333 minutes

28749.53 / 60 (minutes) = 479.15888888888888888888888888889 hours

479.16 / 24 (hours) = 19.964953703703703703703703703704 days

=

New years...

Warning! Warning! Rounding error!

Mac H.
12-12-2009, 10:25 AM
???

1724972 / 60 (seconds) = 28749.533333333333333333333333333 minutes

28749.53 / 60 (minutes) = 479.15888888888888888888888888889 hours

479.16 / 24 (hours) = 19.964953703703703703703703703704 days

=

New years...1. The image linked at originally (http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4269/ohnoesa.jpg) has the number "1772224"

2. The timestamp of the post is: 2009-Dec-12 03:44am (my local time)

3. But yes, I still stuffed it up - according to Excel :

2009-Dec-12 03:44:00 +
(1772224/(60*60*24)) =
----------------------
2010-Jan-01 16:01:04

ie: 4pm on New Year's Day (my local time)

lucidzfl
12-12-2009, 05:36 PM
1. The image linked at originally (http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4269/ohnoesa.jpg) has the number "1772224"

2. The timestamp of the post is: 2009-Dec-12 03:44am (my local time)

3. But yes, I still stuffed it up - according to Excel :

2009-Dec-12 03:44:00 +
(1772224/(60*60*24)) =
----------------------
2010-Jan-01 16:01:04

ie: 4pm on New Year's Day (my local time)

Thats because at the second he clicked on it, it was 1772224 seconds until new years. Go to google yourself and hit Im feeling lucky.

Its a realtime counter, decrementing by one second.

Mac H.
12-13-2009, 04:05 PM
It probably works for someone in the USA, but it doesn't here.

It probably isn't confident what timezone I'm in.

Mac