[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index][Search Archives]

Ponte Alto Baronial Birthday

>> The second one will be in 2000. 2000 is also a leap year.
>> Corwyn
>***bzzzt***  Sorry, but thank you for playing.  The year 2000
>is not a leap year.  Every now and then they have to skip one
>to get things back on track.  (Anyone want to better explain it?)

Ah, sorry, milord, but that's incorrect.  Century years (1800, 1900,
...) are not leap years, *unless* they're quadruple-century years
(1600, 2000, 2400, ...).  So 2000 will be a leap year.

Please don't ask me why I know/remember this rule, given that 2000 is
going to be the only example in my lifetime.  (Short of some *major*
medical technology improvements.  ;-)

|John (Francis) Stracke | My opinions are my own. | PGP public key available |
|InSoft, Inc.           |====================================================|
|Mechanicsburg, PA      | "I think we'd get fewer bug reports if we stopped  |
|francis@insoft.com     |  selling our software off planet."                 |