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Re: End of days?





On Thu, 7 Jan 2010, Tony Nelson wrote:

On 10-01-06 17:54:10, Robert Relyea wrote:
On 01/06/2010 01:43 PM, Orion Poplawski wrote:
[orion orca fedora/devel]$ ls */dead.package | wc -l
666

We're ok. The original number may have been 616:
http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/POxy/beast616.htm

No, that's merely the most common "correction" by those with a little
knowledge.  666 was the number for Neron Ceaser, while 616 was for Nero
Ceaser (latinized form of name).  Of course, the reference was actually
to Domitian, who was Emperor when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed
(again) after yet another revolt by the Jews.  Mentioning the current
Emperor in an unflattering way would get one killed, hence the code.


If you want to continue this discussion please do so offlist.

thanks,
-sv


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