Time for change and good resolutions… Nerds and numerologists get ready: The last binary date of the 21st century is approaching!! Today is 11/11/11 — a highly significant date if you believe in the power of numbers (let’s not metion programmers who think in binary code… :D)
A few random info/tips, found on Mashable!
Nerd New Year (Any reason is good to celebrate!)
One group of hackers has dubbed it “Nerd New Year.” They’ll be lining the streets of Redwood City, in the heart of Silicon Valley, for an outdoor hackathon and party, including the countdown to Nerd New Year itself at 11:11 p.m. “It is ON,” organizer Adam Rifkin told Patch. (That’s a binary joke, by the way.)
The 11-times movie (Uniquement si c’est Le pere Noel est une ordure!)
The makers of ChannelCaster — a media-sharing app for Android — will be marking the occasion by launching a channel dedicated to the movie This Is Spinal Tap, and screening the film more than 11 times during the day. The startup got its name, OneLouder, from the movie’s classic scene where the fake rock band reveals its amps are able to “turn up to 11.”
Android fans (I’m RIM, btw)
Android fans have another reason to celebrate: 11/11/11 marks the release of the highly-anticipated Droid RAZR. Verizon Wireless shops will open at 11:11 a.m. to start selling the device. If you feel like taking a stroll from the phone store to the multiplex, you may be able to catch a screening of Saw director Darren Lynn Bousman’s new horror flick: 11/11/11.
One day on earth (Become a 2012 star?)
If you’re more interested in contributing to a movie than passively watching one, you have a couple of options on 11/11/11. The One Day On Earth project is putting together its second visual record of the human experience. Meanwhile the 11/Eleven project is inviting digital submissions of every kind — audio, video, blog post, tweet — from the big day. The planned result: a two-hour documentary to be screened in September 2012.
Get married! (No thanks!)
Las Vegas has been swamped with nearly 4,000 wedding applications. South Korea has seen a similar rush — but in the delivery room, with expectant mothers demanding c-sections on the lucky date.
And if you miss it… (I won’t!!)
If you miss the festivities, the next binary six-digit date will be here in slightly more than 88 years — on January 1, 2100. So if you’re planning on sticking around for that, it may be time to start that diet and exercise plan.
So… Happy Nerd Year to all !! :D
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