Who Wants a New Calendar?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Simgar988, Dec 29, 2011.

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Do you want a new calendar?

  1. Yes!

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  2. No!

    15 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Yes, but not this one

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  1. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/28/us/calendar-overhaul/index.html?hpt=hp_c1
     
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    #2
    This has been proposed before, back in the 1960s as I recall. "Leap Week" would always be a holiday as well.....

    Ha ha ha.

    Never gonna happen.
     
  3. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    It would be awesome if we adopted metric time and dates though. Make time-aware programming much easier. :D
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I say we just change the orbit of our planet to something that's more easily divisible than the number 365.

    I mean, we're already changing the weather anyway, so why not?
     
  5. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Regardless, how we measure time is arbitrary. Dates on the other hand are based of celestial cycles and there's a reason for that.
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    So, now February 29th babies would be joined by December 32nd through December 38th babies? But instead of having "their" day every 4 years it would be every 6, or so? :confused:

    Or how about January -7th through January -1st?? :p

    Nuts.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    There's also the issue of getting international agreement for such a change.
     
  10. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    If it eliminates the absurdity of negative BCE dates in favor of some kind of cyclic Era designation, that would be an improvement. Leap week would not solve anything because the solstice/equinox pattern would jump around wildly, which would mess up the neo-pagans.
     
  11. Peace macrumors P6

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    Hey now. Don't say that. I often forget when my birthday is.
    :D
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would recommend changing the gravitational constant of the universe instead. :D

     
  13. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Born on a Tuesday? Wedding anniversary on a Thursday?

    **** YOU FOREVER
     
  14. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    I'm all for having 6 seasons instead of 4 (autumn and spring would be divided in two seasons each), so I'd adopt this simpler calendar right away :)

    I don't care about the status quo, change is much better IMO.
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If you think that the Millennium Bug was a hoax, and it was, just wait for this one to make a landing.

    We are talking man-centuries here. :eek:
     
  16. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was thinking. I like having my birthday change day each year. Means I can go to work some years and not have to worry about everyone coming over to harass me about my birthday.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  18. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    I have a better idea.

    Forget Months, dates would just be day numbers, you could still keep Mon-Fri concurrently still.

    The final day of the year will be plus around 6 hours so there will be no need for any other shenanigans.
     
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    I like it, although the astrological nuts would be rending their garments.

    And New Year's Eve would really be a blast. Added bonus.

    EDIT: Second thought indicates that this would never work.

    Unless you get the rotation of the Earth to take a 6-hour break, you would be getting up at Noon, and getting home from work at Midnight the next year.
     
  20. Mord macrumors G4

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    Reminds me of phantasy star online on the dreamcast, it used this dumb time system that was supposedly going to become an international standard or something.
     
  21. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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  22. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    Aside from being condemned to a lifetime of Monday birthdays, there is another reason I disapprove of this system.

    While a particular date would always fall on the same day of the week, things which previously remained static, like solstices & equinoxes and the start of seasons, would have varying dates. Many important things are dependant on seasons and day lengths, so I imagine this would create far more problems than it solves...
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The first day of winter should be New Years Day, and have the seasons fall on the first of the month.

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    Why bother, it will end in 11 months.
     
  24. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    The days between the seasons varies.

    How would you handle that?

    If would be easier to add a few seconds to every day, rather than do that.

    At least that would handle the 1/4 day needed every year.
     
  25. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Well then we just get Superman to slow down the earth.:p
     

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