Interesting claim by Dutch scientists that the Mayan calendar doomsday prediction of 2012 is off by 208 years. Unfortunately, the best version available so far is this Google translation. There’s also some discussion over at Slashdot.
My prediction: this is some sort of viral promotion for a sequel to the 2012 movie coming out in a couple of weeks. The trailer for that one reminded me of the star studded disaster films of the 1970′s by way of and Jerry Bruckheimer’s ConAir, so I was very disappointed to see there is no Bruckheimer involvement. 2012 is directed by Roland Emmerich, who produced The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. Think I’ll wait for this one on cable (if it even makes it there before the world ends).