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(Daily Mail)   ((19*t+u-w-(u-(u+8) \25)+1)\3)+15)mod30) +(32+2*x+2*y-(19*t+ u-w-(u-(u+8)\25)+1)\3)+15) mod30)-z) mod7)- 7*(t+11* (19*t+u- w(u- (u+8)\25)+1)\3)+15) mod30)+22*(32+2*x+2*y- (19*t +u-w-(u- (u+8)\25)+1)\3) +15)mod30)-g)mod7) +114)\31 = /`\ /`\   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2008-03-20 12:38:38 PM  
*insert sacrilegious comment and/or picture to impress my Fark friends*
 
2008-03-20 12:39:01 PM  
Shocktopus: And at this most holy time of year, we take time in our busy lives to stop. Yes, to stop, to pause our frantic routines, quiet our minds, and soberly reflect on the significance of a 2000-year-old dead Jew on a stick. And why no one thought to bring mustard.

This.
 
2008-03-20 12:40:10 PM  
((19*t+u-w-(u-(u+8)\25)+1)\3)+15)mod30)+(32+2*x+2*y-(19*t+u-w- (u-(u+8)\25)+1)\3)+15)mod30)-z)mod7)-7*(t+11*(19*t+u-w(u- (u+8)\25)+1)\3)+15)mod30)+22*(32+2*x+2*y-(19*t+u-w-(u- (u+8)\25)+1)\3)+15)mod30)-g)mod7)+114)\31

I know the answer: Move your clothes down to the lower peg?
 
2008-03-20 12:40:25 PM  
ok, so what's this?

www.rockcanyon.org

A shiatty way to spend easter.
 
2008-03-20 12:40:32 PM  
Not so fast, there:

"In the year 325 AD astronomers approximated the dates of all the full moons in the year for the Western Christian churches. These were called the Ecclesiastical Full Moon dates, and they have been used ever since 326 AD to determine the date of Easter. So, the Paschal Full Moon is always the first Ecclesiastical Full Moon date after March 20 (which happened to be the vernal equinox date in 325 AD).

The Paschal Full Moon can vary as much as two days from the date of the actual full moon, with dates ranging from March 21 to April 18. As a result, Easter dates can range from March 22 through April 25 in Western Christianity."

http://christianity.about.com/od/faqhelpdesk/qt/whyeasterchange.htm
 
2008-03-20 12:40:44 PM  
SpectroBoy: Okay..... Easter joke.....

Jesus walks in to a hotel, walks up to the counter, slaps a couple of nails on the counter and says "Hey, can you put me up for the night?"

/woot


i221.photobucket.com
easy now
 
2008-03-20 12:41:12 PM  
Gothmolly: Ha Ha, you believe that 2000 years ago some Jew was nailed to a board !!1!


Actually, I believe I once nailed a Jew on board.
 
2008-03-20 12:41:23 PM  
Did someone say naughty catholic school girl?
ecx.images-amazon.com

/well I did
 
2008-03-20 12:42:11 PM  
 
2008-03-20 12:42:29 PM  
Gonad the Ballbarian

EPIC FOIL!
 
2008-03-20 12:43:46 PM  
FAIL. Or perhaps D-.

The division sign is a forward slash in most programming languages.

(u-(u+8)/25+1)/3 = 0.32*u + 0.68/3
 
2008-03-20 12:44:45 PM  
I dont understand.. Easter's already on a Sunday, nobody goes to school on Sunday, so nobody goes to school on Easter. I've never heard of a tradition involving taking MULTIPLE days off for Easter, except some crackheads who like to get good friday off..
 
2008-03-20 12:45:41 PM  
Two Dogs Farking: OlafTheBent: Free crucifixion for you then...

Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each.


I lol'd.
 
2008-03-20 12:46:25 PM  
aycu28.webshots.com
 
2008-03-20 12:47:42 PM  
Easter fell on my birthday once. We served rabbit in a cognac sauce.

/A+ Would definitely eat it again.
 
2008-03-20 12:47:58 PM  
Nightjars: I dont understand.. Easter's already on a Sunday, nobody goes to school on Sunday, so nobody goes to school on Easter. I've never heard of a tradition involving taking MULTIPLE days off for Easter, except some crackheads who like to get good friday off..

Google "Easter Monday". Your parents probably had it off.
 
2008-03-20 12:48:35 PM  
Nightjars: I dont understand.. Easter's already on a Sunday, nobody goes to school on Sunday, so nobody goes to school on Easter. I've never heard of a tradition involving taking MULTIPLE days off for Easter, except some crackheads who like to get good friday off..

Heeey- those of us in the financial industry are tied to the FINRA market holidy schedule.

So, yeah, some crackheads.
 
2008-03-20 12:50:54 PM  
From the article:
This year will be the earliest anyone now alive will ever see Easter because it will not fall this early again for over 100 years - in 2160.


Thank God I'll be dust before Easter is ever this early again. At this rate I'll be wearing winter boots instead of my cute strappy sandals.

Hmm...I guess a new outfit isn't the only reason for the season though eh? Ah well. Cheers and Happy Chaunakah.
 
2008-03-20 12:52:33 PM  
safeinsane: Easter is this Sunday and my neighbor still has this on his roof:

Any suggestions?


yes but it includes lighter fluid and a lighter
 
2008-03-20 12:53:11 PM  
toejam: zooyorkfreak: husky jesus

That is my new band name.


lol .. and your first song is

"Jared Fogel Go to Hell!"
 
2008-03-20 12:54:07 PM  
SPL317: Family holidays ruined by earliest Easter in 90 years+


That jesus ruins everything! I wish he would just die once and for all...


Perhaps your should switch to the orthodox calender.
Easter for them is April 14 this year.
 
2008-03-20 12:54:17 PM  
Or, as my daughter calls it, Easter Bunny Day.
 
2008-03-20 12:54:25 PM  
There are 13 more closed parentheses in that equation than there are open parentheses. How farking hard is it to employ one person who can reality check basic stuff like this?
 
2008-03-20 12:55:33 PM  
ctenidae: Nightjars: I dont understand.. Easter's already on a Sunday, nobody goes to school on Sunday, so nobody goes to school on Easter. I've never heard of a tradition involving taking MULTIPLE days off for Easter, except some crackheads who like to get good friday off..

Heeey- those of us in the financial industry are tied to the FINRA market holidy schedule.

So, yeah, some crackheads.



Have you looked at the state of the financial industry lately? Crackheads indeed!
 
2008-03-20 12:56:04 PM  
Nightjars: I dont understand.. Easter's already on a Sunday, nobody goes to school on Sunday, so nobody goes to school on Easter. I've never heard of a tradition involving taking MULTIPLE days off for Easter, except some crackheads who like to get good friday off..

My niece and nephew just got home from school, to start their four and a half day weekend, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2008-03-20 12:57:05 PM  
newportbarguy: How do we go from Jesus dying to chocolate Easter bunny?

marketing

/just shut up and enjoy the chocolate eggs!
//like the chocolate caramel ones
///what kind of chicken lays those?
////gotta get me one
 
2008-03-20 12:57:10 PM  
www.headinjurytheater.com

/came here for zombie jesus
 
2008-03-20 12:58:23 PM  
Harmania: Nightjars: I dont understand.. Easter's already on a Sunday, nobody goes to school on Sunday, so nobody goes to school on Easter. I've never heard of a tradition involving taking MULTIPLE days off for Easter, except some crackheads who like to get good friday off..

My niece and nephew just got home from school, to start their four and a half day weekend, so I'm really getting a kick...


Is that a bible belt thing? When I was in school 25 years ago, we didn't get good friday off, or the day after easter. It was just a normal weekend.
 
2008-03-20 01:00:22 PM  
Why Asian kids are good at math:

www.joeydevilla.com
 
2008-03-20 01:01:16 PM  
rakasha681: Isnt that the equation to figure out the amount of force applied by Chuck Norris' fist when he divides by zero? No, wait, numbers cant measure that high.

I thought the whole chuck norris movement was over? .. didnt' that bus leave the station a while ago?
 
2008-03-20 01:03:00 PM  
It's so complex it couldn't possibly be a random combination of a bunch of different independent systems, right?
 
2008-03-20 01:05:00 PM  
Nightjars: Harmania: Nightjars: I dont understand.. Easter's already on a Sunday, nobody goes to school on Sunday, so nobody goes to school on Easter. I've never heard of a tradition involving taking MULTIPLE days off for Easter, except some crackheads who like to get good friday off..

My niece and nephew just got home from school, to start their four and a half day weekend, so I'm really getting a kick...

Is that a bible belt thing? When I was in school 25 years ago, we didn't get good friday off, or the day after easter. It was just a normal weekend.


Wouldn't know how to compare it. I was in elementary school 25 years ago, and it seems like we had a long weekend for Easter. That was before this area turned "Bible Belt," so take it for what you will. It's probably like deer hunting season in Michigan, or the potato harvest in Idaho. They figure enough parents are going to take their kids out anyway, so they plan around it.
 
2008-03-20 01:05:07 PM  
tuna fingers: rufus-t-firefly: tuna fingers: OlafTheBent: I was told there would be no math.

Easter is always on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

/I checked.

Isn't tonight a full moon. Isn't tomorrow the equinox?

Nope, today (3/20) equinox, tomorrow (3/21) full moon

Fair enough. My knowledge of today being the full moon was based on the local HHH kennel's Full Moon Hash being tonight. And the equinox based on the Zoo Crew from the morning radio program. Not the two most scientific associations.


YES BUT ARE YOU AN FRB?!
 
2008-03-20 01:05:09 PM  
MissFarksAlot: /came here for zombie jesus

Did you try to throw him off your trail with bacon? Oh wait, he's Jewish so he wouldn't go for the bacon.
 
2008-03-20 01:07:57 PM  
Beginning of the formula:
((19*t+u-w-(u-(u+8

4 opening parentheses.

Then:
)\25)+1)\3)+15)mod30)

6 closing parentheses.

FAIL

/The parentheses deficit widens further on
//I was trying to convert it to reverse polish notation for the lulz
 
2008-03-20 01:09:21 PM  
I like how they give you the variables t, u, w, g, x, and y but don't tell you what they are.
 
2008-03-20 01:12:20 PM  
HobbularModule: Public Service Announcement

Rabbits and eggs came from pagan fertility holidays long before the Christian celebration of Easter. Just like the whole tree thing, this is Christianity trying to appeal to the masses by squeezing their holiday traditions into its celebrations. Or Christians saying "fark fasting every Friday, I want my damn chocolate."

But the bunny came first.


It thought the bunny helped roll the stone away that was covering the tomb.
 
2008-03-20 01:12:39 PM  
Shocktopus: And at this most holy time of year, we take time in our busy lives to stop. Yes, to stop, to pause our frantic routines, quiet our minds, and soberly reflect on the significance of a 2000-year-old dead Jew on a stick. And why no one thought to bring mustard.

I gotta wonder if Jew on a stick is kosher.

SpectroBoy: Hot damn.
 
2008-03-20 01:13:26 PM  
If anyone is as bored as I am, here is a Python computus script I whacked together:

Pastebin link to script (new window)

And, yes, I'm not that good at Python and I'm sure it's full of unneeded cruft. But it worked for me.
 
2008-03-20 01:14:08 PM  
And apparently Fark doesn't like Pastebin. So, here it is in text form:

http://pastebin.com/f7caa81c5
 
2008-03-20 01:14:16 PM  
TheMatt: If anyone is as bored as I am, here is a Python computus script I whacked together:

Pastebin link to script (new window)

And, yes, I'm not that good at Python and I'm sure it's full of unneeded cruft. But it worked for me.


You suck at html, too.
 
2008-03-20 01:14:53 PM  
"Wait a minute!! Who solved the formula??"

www.slidersweb.net

"I did. And you are my ninth slide!"


/first two seasons rocked
//after that the writing tanked
///yeah, I'm a geek
 
2008-03-20 01:14:56 PM  
That headline looks exactly like my accounting homework ...

/At the rate I'm going, I am never going to graduate
//*bangs head repeatedly against desk *
 
2008-03-20 01:17:01 PM  
mofomisfit: Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each.

mofomisfit: Centurion: "Crucifixion?"
Mr. Cheeky: "Er, no, freedom actually."
Centurion: "What?"
Mr. Cheeky: "Yeah, the said I hadn't done anyfing and I could go and live on an island somewhere."
Centurion: "Oh, I say, that's very nice. Well off you go then."
Mr. Cheeky: "No, I'm just pulling your leg. It's crucifixion really."
Centurion: "Oh, yes. Very good! Well..."
Mr. Cheeky: "I know, out the door, one cross each, line starts on the left."


Anyone and everyone quotes the Holy Grail. Life of Brian Quotes however, are generally more impressive.

END COMMUNICATION
 
2008-03-20 01:17:06 PM  
If I can't figured it out with:

alias calc='perl -e '\''$_="@ARGV";s/\^/**/g;y/x/*/;print eval $_, "\n"'\'''

then I can't really help. Sorry.
 
2008-03-20 01:17:24 PM  
Easter Formulas

Butchers Method (valid for easter after 1582)

a=year%19
b=year/100
c=year%100
d=b/4
e=b%4
f=(b+8)/25
g=(b-f+1)/3
h=(19*a+b-d-g+15)%30
i=c/4
k=c%4
l=(32+2*e+2*i-h-k)%7
m=(a+11*h+22*l)/451
Easter Month =(h+l-7*m+114)/31 [3=March, 4=April]
p=(h+l-7*m+114)%31
Easter Date=p+1 (date in Easter Month)

or a less difficult one

Modified Oudin's Algorithm (Valid After 1583)

century = year/100
G = year % 19
K = (century - 17)/25
I = (century - century/4 - (century - K)/3 + 19*G + 15) % 30
I = I - (I/28)*(1 - (I/28)*(29/(I + 1))*((21 - G)/11))
J = (year + year/4 + I + 2 - century + century/4) % 7
L = I - J
EasterMonth = 3 + (L + 40)/44
EasterDay = L + 28 - 31*(EasterMonth/4)

Link: http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html
 
2008-03-20 01:17:29 PM  
Why couldn't Jesus die for our sins on a day that's easier to remember?
 
2008-03-20 01:18:54 PM  
ssssmashing: tuna fingers: rufus-t-firefly: tuna fingers: OlafTheBent: I was told there would be no math.

Easter is always on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

/I checked.

Isn't tonight a full moon. Isn't tomorrow the equinox?

Nope, today (3/20) equinox, tomorrow (3/21) full moon

Fair enough. My knowledge of today being the full moon was based on the local HHH kennel's Full Moon Hash being tonight. And the equinox based on the Zoo Crew from the morning radio program. Not the two most scientific associations.

YES BUT ARE YOU AN FRB?!


Never. Sometimes a DFL and once LOT.
 
2008-03-20 01:18:56 PM  
I have a long standing tradition of going out for dinner on Good Friday and eating the biggest steak they have on the menu and ordering it as raw as they'll make it.
 
2008-03-20 01:20:20 PM  
delphi_ote
Why couldn't Jesus die for our sins on a day that's easier to remember?

He's just messin' with you.
 
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