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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 17:28:54 -0700
From: Robert Martin <>
Subject: Re: Cardinal Octave

At 10:23 AM 12/14/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 12/14/99 8:57:59 AM, writes:
><< And the years are ordinal numbers not cardinal numbers.
>I.E. it is currently the 1999th year NOT year 1999. >>
>Please explain.  This sounds like double talk to me!

Ordinal numbers are "First", "second", "third", etc. (or 1st, 2nd, 3rd.....)
Cardinal numbers are one, two, three, etc. (1, 2, 3,....)
Any dictionary will give a better, longer definition I'm sure.

An example:  On a ruler, the measurement from 0 to 1.0 inches
would be the 1st inch of the ruler.  You could measure something
3.75 inches long and the measurement would fall in the 4th inch of
the ruler.

Today is about 1998.96 years since the nominal change from
BC to AD.  We are in the 1999th year.  For short, we call the
year 1999.



Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 23:09:24 -0500
From: jim and joyce <>
Subject: Re: The millenium

Bob wrote:

>Following old practice, they number by the current dynasty one is
>in.  The current one is the formation of the republic started
>by Sun Yat-Sen in the early part of this century.  So it is now
>14 December 88 (I think) in China.  This is true for both
>the PRC (China) and Taiwan (ROC).

So, assuming that Chinese programmers are just as far sighted as Western
programmers, they have 12 years left to prepare for the dreaded year 100
problem (Y1C?), which either will or will not be the beginning of the
new century, depending on whether new dynasties start with year 1 or
year 0.

jim lande


Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 05:09:22 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: The Millennium

The millennium is bull. First of all, it doesn't even start in 2000, so all the celebration will be in vain. Second, hardly anything is going to happen to the computers. Planes aren't going to crash, the stock market won't collapse, nothing. It'll just be another year of further aggravation. By the way, spell it with 2 N's. It's Millennium, not Millenium nor Milennium or

It's easier to play the bass clarinet if you're a tenor sax or bari sax player, because the instrument's bigger, the pitch is lower, and the embouchure is more relaxed. But, you really can't make generalizations like that. There are no physical guidelines on who can play what switching from what or whatever. Just put yourself to it, you can do it, and you'll feel better about yourself.

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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 07:43:02 -0400
From: "Robert S. Howe" <>
Subject: Re: String basses
Reply-To: wrote:
> There is a B as part of the great fugue in Also Sprach Zarathrustra on the
> main theme.  The Bb is in Electra, I think.

No kidding!  Must be intended for scordatura playing.  But does this
qualify as "often"?


Robert Howe

> wrote:
> > Richard Strauss often askes for low B and Bb.

From: "Mr. Josh" <>
Subject: Re: Recording
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 23:26:20 GMT

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