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The tinfoil hat crowd has pointed out that the Madrid terrorist attacks yesterday came exactly 911 days after 9/11/2001.

Is that spooky or what?
response.write datediff("d","9/11/2001","3/11/2004")
912
Oops, sorry, folks. Better make that 912 days after 9/11.

Not quite as spooky anymore. Maybe the terrorists forgot about the leap year.

Edit:
The datediff() function in VBScript does not include the start date in its count (datediff("d","9/11/2001","9/12/2001") returns 1, not 2). Therefore, the only way to say 3/11/2004 is 911 days past 9/11/2001 is to start counting with 9/12/2001 as day zero, which clearly is cheating.

If 9/11 had been part of the count, the result would have been 913.

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kissel From: kissel Date: March 12th, 2004 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

I should read Chicken Little again, minimize a value meal and start a chain of thumbnail sized chicken sammiches. "Over 50k served, just today"
kimykatshoney From: kimykatshoney Date: March 12th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)

counting days

Does that count 9/11 as day 1. If so thats your extra day. 9/12 would be 1 day after and so on, so wouldn't you put 9/12/2001 as the begin date? Just asking.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: March 12th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: counting days

No, if you count 9/11 as day one, you would get 913.

To get 911, you'd have to count 9/12 as day zero.
kimykatshoney From: kimykatshoney Date: March 12th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: counting days

Cool. Glad you can count. You need to talk to the Tinfoil crowd and get them straightened out other wise they're gonna look really dumb like I just did.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: March 12th, 2004 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: counting days

I doubt many people have broken out their calendars and counted each day over a two-and-a-half-year period. My computer did all the work.

Your question was valid! If everone were skeptical of claims made on the Internet, we wouldn't have these stupid rumors to begin with.
webdiva From: webdiva Date: March 12th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah if you dont count 9/11 it would be 911 days AFTER. wouldnt it?
jarrett From: jarrett Date: March 12th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
No, if you count 9/11 as day one, you would get 913.

To get 911, you'd have to count 9/12 as day zero.
webdiva From: webdiva Date: March 12th, 2004 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
ahhh ok :) pfft!
djdean From: djdean Date: March 12th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
tinfoil hat crowd...hehehe
kimykatshoney From: kimykatshoney Date: March 12th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey, Hey...

Took me 20 mins to make my Tinfoil hat, gotta keep the goverment out of my head somehow.....LMAO
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