Chromium chega à versão 13 acreditando na sorte (!) que este número traz

25 de abril de 2011 Editar

O Chromium, projeto open source no qual o Google Chrome é baseado, alcançou a versão 13.0, e diferente da Microsoft, que pulou o “13” na num... (por Sérgio Estrella em 25 de abril de 2011, via Googleverse)

Chromium%20Version%2013[1]O Chromium, projeto open source no qual o Google Chrome é baseado, alcançou a versão 13.0, e diferente da Microsoft, que pulou o “13” na numeração do Office e Windows Live, o Google parece ter grande orgulho desse número.

Numa nota encontrada no código fonte do projeto consta: “Diversas figuras esportivas bem sucedidas vestiram o 13”.

Enquanto ainda não sabemos os recursos que a nova versão trará, fique com o texto na íntegra usado na introdução do Chromium 13:

LUCKY 13 : Several successful sports figures have worn the number 13. Ozzie Guillén, manager of the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox, has worn the number throughout his baseball career.

Alex Rodriguez began wearing it upon joining the New York Yankees (three, the number he had previously worn, is retired by the Bronx Bombers to honor Babe Ruth). Dan Marino, an American football player known for passing the 2nd most yards in NFL history, wore the number 13.

Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain wore the number 13 on his jersey throughout his NBA career. Also, FIBA rules require a player to wear the number in international competitions (only numbers from 4 to 15 could be worn, and as there are 12 players, one must wear 13); Chris Mullin, who wore #20 in college and #17 in the NBA, wore #13 for both (1984 and 1992) of his Olympic appearances. Shaquille O’Neal wore #13 in 1996; Tim Duncan wore #13 in 2004. Steve Nash is currently wearing it for the Phoenix Suns. Yao Ming wore it in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Mats Sundin, Pavel Datsyuk, Bill Guerin, and Michael Cammalleri wear 13 in the NHL. One of Iceland’s all time best handball players, Sigurður Sveinsson, wore the number 13 when he played for the national team. In association football, both Gerd Müller and Michael Ballack have favoured the number 13, among others. In Italy, 13 is also considered to be a lucky number, although in Campania the expression ‘tredici’ (meaning 13) is said when one considers their luck to have turned for the worse.

Colgate University also considers 13 to be a lucky number. They were founded in 1819 by 13 men with 13 dollars, 13 prayers and 13 articles.[5] (To this day, members of the Colgate community consider the number 13 a good omen.) In fact, the campus address is 13 Oak Drive in Hamilton, New York, and the male a cappella group is called the Colgate 13. In the Mayan Tzolk’in calender, trecenas mark cycles of 13 day periods. The pyramids are also set up in 9 steps divided into 7 days and 6 nights, 13 days total.

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