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(Local6)   There were 911 days between the Madrid terror attacks and Sept. 11, 2001   ( divider line
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2004-03-12 11:11:25 AM  
wrong. 912, I believe someone figured what anyway.
2004-03-12 11:17:53 AM  
Tinfoil hat time.
2004-03-12 11:18:15 AM  
Leap year.
2004-03-12 11:26:58 AM  
2004-03-12 11:29:26 AM  
If you count the days in-between 9/11/01 and 3/11/04 there are 911 days including February 29 by my calculations.

Of course I majored in communications, so I might be wrong.
2004-03-12 11:29:26 AM  
912? shiat! Al Qaeda knows my birthday!

2004-03-12 11:36:13 AM  
earthrhino: You're right only if you choose not to include 9/11/2001 and 3/11/2004. Otherwise there's 912 if you count one of them or 913 if you count both.

In any case, it doesn't really mean anything other than asshat terrorists are trying to be clever.
2004-03-12 11:36:28 AM  
and of course al quaida is superstitious enough to plan according...
2004-03-12 11:39:30 AM  
Doesn't most of the world series the dates differently that the U.S.?
Wouldn't September 11, 2001 be written 11/9/2001?
2004-03-12 11:39:54 AM  
Do you account for the timezones?
The time of the NYC attacks vs. Spain were they 911 days when using GMT for both?
2004-03-12 11:40:56 AM  
And what's it in binary, how about hexadecimal?

Look for numbers in nature, and you will find them. If it happened on the exact anniversary, there might be something to that. But otherwise, you're stretching.
2004-03-12 11:41:18 AM  
The proper way to write the dats woudl be 2001/9/11

That way you can tell time in reducing measurements of time you do with the time of day

year, month, day, hour, minute, second
2004-03-12 12:13:20 PM  
The key word here is "between." It is, indeed 912 days from Sept. 11 '01 to March 11 '04. But there are 911 days between those two dates.

That said, so?
2004-03-12 12:20:09 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Actually, as you can see by using the Hellenic Neo-Pagan calendar of the Ancient Greeks, the elapsed time between the at mm-hai bw-ha whoa-hoa... what with the hyperbolic topology and so forth...
2004-03-12 12:23:38 PM  
Just seems like kind of a pointless discussion is all.
2004-03-12 12:29:49 PM  
Adding to the pointless discussion.

What if an attacked occurred on July 11th?
We'll see the demise of all of the 7-11s in the US, because it'd be somehow sacrilegious.
2004-03-12 12:49:49 PM  
912 days? I have a theory.

They were lashing out against the abuse of athourity,
symbolized by Chief Wiggum instructing Homer Simpson
to dial 912 for emergencies.

/It's Afghanistanimation!
2004-03-12 12:52:05 PM  
Binary: 1110001111
Hex: 38F

Just in case anyone was interested.
2004-03-12 01:04:48 PM  
declare @a datetime, @b datetime
set @a = '2001-09-11 08:48'
set @b = '2004-03-11 01:35'
print @a
print @b
print ' '
print 'days '
print datediff(d, @a,@b)

Sep 11 2001 8:48AM
Mar 11 2004 1:35AM


2004-03-12 01:14:26 PM  
African or European swallow?
2004-03-12 01:30:37 PM  
Good one, ArnoldBabar!
2004-03-12 01:34:55 PM  
And September 11, 2001 was on a Tuesday, and this attack was on a Thursday. THEY BOTH START WITH T'S!!!! Run for the hills!

/puts on tin foil hat
2004-03-12 01:38:08 PM  
Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.
2004-03-12 01:53:03 PM  
According to this theory no one has anything else to worry about until September 10, 2006.
2004-03-12 02:09:24 PM  
There's also exactly 1/2 a year (exactly 6 months) between the dates September 11 and March 11 in any calendar year. So what? But I expect the media to point that out next.
2004-03-12 02:34:28 PM  
And September 11, 2001 was on a Tuesday, and this attack was on a Thursday. THEY BOTH START WITH T'S!!!! Run for the hills!

And END in "DAY"

oh man, game over man. GAME FREAKIN' OVER!!!!
2004-03-12 02:35:38 PM  
Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln.
Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy.

Kennedy has seven letters.
Lincoln has seven letters.
Lesbian has seven letters.

Coincidence? I think not.

/takes benstyle's tin foil hat.
2004-03-12 03:00:05 PM  
You guys are forgetting that the arab calander doesn't recognize leap year and then there is that whole international date line thing.
2004-03-12 03:02:25 PM  
Spooda - The International Dateline runs through the Pacific.
2004-03-12 03:06:43 PM  
This is a bit more telling about who might have been behind the bombings...from Opinion Journal's Best of the Web:

First, ETA generally warns Spanish authorities moments before launching their attacks in which civilians are likely to be harmed. This, obviously, was not the case on Thursday.

Second, ETA traditionally targets representatives of the government or the administration, such as policemen, the military, magistrates or even journalists who oppose them.

Third, ETA customarily selects "symbolic" targets, such as military barracks and administrative buildings. Although ETA's largest attack to date was in 1987 against a supermarket in Barcelona that killed 21 people, this was the exception rather than the norm.

Fourth, ETA always claims its attacks. Following any ETA bombing, ETA militants call in a claim to Spanish authorities. This failed to happen this time.

Fifth, ETA has never in the past carried out multiple attacks. According to some sources, at least 10 bombs were detonated almost simultaneously on Thursday.

On the other hand, these murderous attacks bear the traditional hallmark of al-Qaida: multiple bombs detonating a few seconds apart and programmed to cause the largest possible number of human casualties.

Spain is also a supporter of the the war on terror.
2004-03-12 03:12:20 PM  
And they both took place in years starting with 200. If you take the last number, the one that differs, you have 4 and 1, and the difference between them is 3, which is the month of the second attack. Whoa.

...and it's GREEN, too!
2004-03-12 03:23:09 PM  

select datediff(dd,'2001-09-11','2004-03-11')


(1 row(s) affected)

So, 912 days
or 910 days between the dates
Conspicuously NOT 911 days.

"The Madrid bombings -- which happened on 3-11 -- also came 2-1/2 years to the day after the 9-11 attacks. "

365 * 2.5 = 912.5
2004-03-12 03:40:01 PM  
? dateAdd("d" , 911, "9/11/2001")

Right now I can see Osama screaming at his terrorist interns, "You idiots! Leap year, you idiots!"
2004-03-12 03:46:11 PM  
Actually... what time did the bombs go off? An article mentioned "before 8am in Madrid".

If it were before 6am, then it would actually still have been 3/10/04 in New York- which would be the correct way to standardize the times.
2004-03-12 03:48:11 PM  
Fark threads from 3-11-03

maybe its for the 1 year anniversary of "Prince Charles suffers gardening injury" or "Government employees told to share cell phones to save money"

I want to believe.
2004-03-12 03:49:22 PM  
Weird like a FOX!!!!
2004-03-12 03:50:17 PM  
2004-03-12 03:51:03 PM  
In other news: America, and Fark shoves its head just a little further up its own ass.
2004-03-12 03:51:50 PM  
2004-03-12 03:51:57 PM  
wait wait wait!!!! what about the time difference??? WILL SOMEONE THINK OF THE TIME DIFFERENCE!
2004-03-12 03:53:31 PM  
Scary Music

AAAAAAHHHH!!!!! We're all gonna dieeeeee!

/Scary music
2004-03-12 03:53:44 PM  
Only losers count days. I count nights. 911 nights.
2004-03-12 03:53:50 PM  
Pointless discussion?

Can I assistt?

/really can't start working now.
2004-03-12 03:53:51 PM  
Darn it ChewbaccaJones I was looking for a picture of that scene hoping nobody would mention this until I could find one, oh well.

"Oh and don't bother dialing 911 anymore. Here's the REAL number."
2004-03-12 03:53:53 PM  
In other news, the earth revolves around the sun...
2004-03-12 03:53:53 PM  
Hmmm...And 411 is the number for information!

It's all coming together now...
2004-03-12 03:54:01 PM  
"28 days ... 6 hours ... 42 minutes ... 12 seconds. That is when the world will end."
2004-03-12 03:54:02 PM  
so like this was already hashed out yesterday. I especially liked the SNL-style scene where bin Laden and one of his cronies were planning this out. "Who's got an abacus?"

/too lazy to read previous posts
2004-03-12 03:54:10 PM  
numerology = crap
2004-03-12 03:54:32 PM  
"and of course al quaida is superstitious enough to plan according..."

Absolutely. These guys don't plan these attacks out and pull them off whenever they can do so with minimal interference. That'd be stupid.

They plan them according to dates and times that hold significance to us and our Westernized bretheren. Why, they got us on September 11th, the day when we celebrate... oh.
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