Why Not Have New Calender System ?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by plakhapate, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. Silas asimovbot Registered Senior Member

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    All of those except the year - which is fixed and still of considerable importance in our technological world. The position of the Earth around the Sun affects the climate in diffferent ways, and it always takes 365.2422 solar days to move around one orbit.
     
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  3. dogfeud Registered Member

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    i can take or leave systematizing months. but the real prob is with the length of the week. i'm for the 4-day werk-week and the 3-day weekend. or vice-versa, of course.
     
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  5. river-wind Valued Senior Member

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    Well, weekends aren't a technichal part of the calendar; they're laid ontop in a way that makes them easy to change.
    If the US gov't decided to make the full-time work week only 32 hours long, then you'd have your 3-day weekend.

    I'd vote for it.
     
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  7. dogfeud Registered Member

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    riv-wind....

    you're right , though i don't think the gov would go for it, least this current bunch.

    beside trimming the hours , i did think changing the number of days per week.

    can i offer the new model 8-day week, with four 6-hour work days and four week-end days...
     
  8. Wings Registered Senior Member

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    The real question is why we want everything to be base 10. I mean, it was fine when we were learning to count: five fingers on each hand and then start over. But the number scales we're dealing with now might be much easier if we dealt in say base 8 (that's a random number I threw out there). Does anyone know the base that would fit our solar orbit best?
     
  9. riku_124 High School Smoker Registered Senior Member

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    ok if we would make the extra days ( or the less days w/e) we could just add / remove hours from the "normal" earth day i rly think we should use star dates but i liek his idea to if there was a public voting id vote for it. Ill even help wit hsoem of the nameing who ever made this thread PM me or tlak to me on aim or msn ( Xriku124X AIM) (riku_124@hotmail.com msn messanger / email)
     
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