2012 club in the Villages

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-30-2011, 09:20 AM
jebartle's Avatar
jebartle jebartle is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: LaZamora Village
Posts: 4,120
Thanks: 93
Thanked 383 Times in 157 Posts
Default 2012 club in the Villages

Any feed back? I think they meet at Bridgeport Rec. on Wednesday but not sure of time...
  #2  
Old 01-30-2011, 11:37 AM
Mudder Mudder is offline
Gold member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,429
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Default

What type of club is it anyway?
  #3  
Old 01-30-2011, 02:32 PM
jebartle's Avatar
jebartle jebartle is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: LaZamora Village
Posts: 4,120
Thanks: 93
Thanked 383 Times in 157 Posts
Default I think...

It is Villagers that believe or are interested in the theory that because all ancient calendars end in 2012, so goes the world.....I think!



Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudder View Post
What type of club is it anyway?
  #4  
Old 01-30-2011, 02:37 PM
logdog's Avatar
logdog logdog is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Village of Hacienda East
Posts: 909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jebartle View Post
It is Villagers that believe or are interested in the theory that because all ancient calendars end in 2012, so goes the world.....I think!
Their last meeting will be in December 2012 so don't prepay your dues beyond that date.
__________________
Netherlands, California, Quebec, California, Texas, Turkey, Minnesota, Panama Canal, California, Illinois, Turkey, Maryland, Germany, Florida, New Mexico, The Village of Amelia and now The Village of Hacienda East.
  #5  
Old 01-30-2011, 02:47 PM
jebartle's Avatar
jebartle jebartle is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: LaZamora Village
Posts: 4,120
Thanks: 93
Thanked 383 Times in 157 Posts
Default good one logdog!

  #6  
Old 01-30-2011, 04:24 PM
skyguy79's Avatar
skyguy79 skyguy79 is offline
Eternal Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Formerly Refrigerated in Upstate NY, Now in village near Colony Plaza
Posts: 5,575
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jebartle View Post
It is Villagers that believe or are interested in the theory that because all ancient calendars end in 2012, so goes the world.....I think!
The Villages Florida
__________________
ARE VILLAGERS OLD OR ARE THEY RECYCLED TEENAGERS
At my age rolling out of bed in the morning is easy.
Getting up off the floor is another story.
"SMILE... TOMORROW MAY BE EVEN WORSE!"
  #7  
Old 02-25-2011, 08:11 AM
Sherman931 Sherman931 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 147
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I wish I knew about this club before I built my house, moved to the Villages and them put a lot of work making it nice and comfy....could have saved a lot of time and money.
__________________
Bob and Fran

Brooklyn, NY
Margate, FL
Gillette, WY
Cape Cod (Brewster), MA
Coral Springs, FL
Pittsburgh, PA
Boynton Beach, FL
Pennecamp 10/29/10
  #8  
Old 02-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Pturner's Avatar
Pturner Pturner is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

So... I guess they don't need long-term health insurance.
  #9  
Old 02-25-2011, 10:41 AM
ajbrown's Avatar
ajbrown ajbrown is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mallory Square (9 months/year), TBD the rest
Posts: 2,635
Thanks: 5
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jebartle View Post
It is Villagers that believe or are interested in the theory that because all ancient calendars end in 2012, so goes the world.....I think!
I am not aware of that club, nor do I buy into the whole Mayan calendar thing, but I have read some interesting articles about solar flares and the potential disruption to some of the worlds power grid. IMO it is interesting reading and hopefully nothing more than that. Google solar flares power gird

A scary article:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/2012storms/
Now here is a more believable (IMO) article about 2012.
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html
Either way, this will not affect my life in any way until it happens!
  #10  
Old 03-18-2011, 03:30 PM
Figmo Bophoca Figmo Bophoca is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Guess that I will do the same thing that I did for Y2K. New Year's Eve 1999, watched the ball drop in Time Square, I am in Mountain Standad Time, went to bed, got up the next morning, made coffee and life went on.

Now for the December 21, 2012, will do the same thing. There isn't anything I or we can do if the world should end, which I doubt very much. Seems that we are having some really funny weather so will take the same precautions that I have for my family since way back when.

Have some water set aside, some extra food, make sure that we have at least a 30 day supply of our medication and take whatever means needed to protect my family. Be ready to help our neightbors if needed.

Everything that I have mentioned above should be taken by everyone all the time. You never know when a nautral, man made or whatever will take place and you will need to provide for your family and friends.
  #11  
Old 03-18-2011, 04:24 PM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 38,913
Thanks: 3,765
Thanked 3,856 Times in 1,335 Posts
Send a message via AIM to graciegirl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajbrown View Post
I am not aware of that club, nor do I buy into the whole Mayan calendar thing, but I have read some interesting articles about solar flares and the potential disruption to some of the worlds power grid. IMO it is interesting reading and hopefully nothing more than that. Google solar flares power gird

A scary article:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/2012storms/
Now here is a more believable (IMO) article about 2012.
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html
Either way, this will not affect my life in any way until it happens!
If I want to be scared I read my Barnes and Nobles charges.
  #12  
Old 03-18-2011, 06:28 PM
Pturner's Avatar
Pturner Pturner is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ho hum. I was so convinced Y2K was a huge hoax that I refused to do anything to my home PC or laptop, despite the millions the company I worked for was forced to spend, and in turn, forced it's vendors to spend to "fix" the "problem".

I didn't run any windows or other software patches. I didn't even do the ridiculously simple (and silly) change of making the year read four digits instead of two. I didn't stock up on food or water and didn't fill my bathtub. I figured electronic devices didn't know or care whether 2000 was a higher or lower number that 1999. To them, it's all just a bunch of 1s and 0s.

Jan. 1, 2000 came and went, my desktop, laptop and all my software (Excel, Quicken and all) worked just fine.

I am equally moved by the 2012 scare.
  #13  
Old 03-19-2011, 09:42 AM
Golf-Tinker Golf-Tinker is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Village of Hadley
Posts: 395
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Y2K's Ghost in 2049

The Y2K issue was valid only for systems using a 2 digit year representation. Before the year 2000, large systems (mostly COBOL) used 98 to represent the year 1998 and so on. Most systems were designed keeping this in mind, and hence when the year 2000 arrived, the year 00 would thus become 1900 throwing all financial calculations out of the window.

There were two solutions.
Use a 4 digit year (which was not practical without a major software rewrite) or change the assumptions:
Anything greater than 50 would mean we are in the 20th century (i.e. 50 is 1950, 60 is 1960 and so on)
Anything less than 50 is the 21st century (i.e. 00 is 2000, 10 is 2010 and so on). Many companies chose the later solution when faced with what would mean major costs to do a complete systems rewrite.

Those who used 4 digit years (option #1) are covered, and will continue to remain covered till we roll over to 5 digit years, and if the systems built today are still running. However, for those using option #2, the ghost of the Y2K is not yet gone. In the year 2049, the ghost will come back to haunt everyone.
__________________

Plymouth (MA)
Lexington (MA)
  #14  
Old 03-19-2011, 10:04 AM
Pturner's Avatar
Pturner Pturner is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golf-Tinker View Post
The Y2K issue was valid only for systems using a 2 digit year representation. Before the year 2000, large systems (mostly COBOL) used 98 to represent the year 1998 and so on. Most systems were designed keeping this in mind, and hence when the year 2000 arrived, the year 00 would thus become 1900 throwing all financial calculations out of the window.

There were two solutions.
Use a 4 digit year (which was not practical without a major software rewrite) or change the assumptions:
Anything greater than 50 would mean we are in the 20th century (i.e. 50 is 1950, 60 is 1960 and so on)
Anything less than 50 is the 21st century (i.e. 00 is 2000, 10 is 2010 and so on). Many companies chose the later solution when faced with what would mean major costs to do a complete systems rewrite.

Those who used 4 digit years (option #1) are covered, and will continue to remain covered till we roll over to 5 digit years, and if the systems built today are still running. However, for those using option #2, the ghost of the Y2K is not yet gone. In the year 2049, the ghost will come back to haunt everyone.
So, why the heck would the electronic devices know or care whether 00 meant (to us) 1900, 2000 or 600?
"How would they know, why would they care?" (Please don't bother trying to fix her. She's not there.)
All my stuff used the two-digit year and didn't blink an eye when 99 became 00.

Of course I could be wrong. Fortunately for me though, all my old hardware, software and other electronic devices took my side in the matter.
  #15  
Old 03-19-2011, 01:08 PM
rubicon rubicon is offline
Email Reported As Spam
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 13,695
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Default 2012

Hasn't the Mayan civilization for all intent and purposes disappeared? If so then how logical does it sound to take stock in a lost civilization presciences?
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 PM.