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> Feb. 29, 2012 - Happy Leap Day, What day was it a year ago today?
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post Feb 29 2012, 10:08 AM
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Happy Leap Day everyone. Really, today is a special day and they should make it a holiday. With the years divisible by 100 NOT being leap years unless they are also divisible by 400, we actually have 365.2425 days to one revolution around the Sun.

We are much more likely to set weather records today than any other day as there are about 4 times less days to have already set records.

Finally, I bring up an interesting question:

What day was it a year ago today?

It was not 2/28/2011 (year ago from yesterday) and it was not 3/1/2011 (year ago from tomorrow), so what day was it? I'd call it an imaginary day, 2/29i/2011.

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post Feb 29 2012, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Feb 29 2012, 08:08 AM) *
Finally, I bring up an interesting question:

What day was it a year ago today?

It was not 2/28/2011 (year ago from yesterday) and it was not 3/1/2011 (year ago from tomorrow), so what day was it? I'd call it an imaginary day, 2/29i/2011.



Hm-m-m, perhaps the basis for a sound argument to go to a stardate system, so as to avoid these pesky anomolies and contrived time keeping fumbles.
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post Feb 29 2012, 02:24 PM
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I would say that it a year ago it was indeed March 1st, and a year ago from tomorrow it was also March 1st. But that's just by looking at a calendar.

I wouldn't call it an 'imaginary day', as this is just the way humans measure time.


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post Feb 29 2012, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Feb 29 2012, 08:08 AM) *
What day was it a year ago today?

It was not 2/28/2011 (year ago from yesterday) and it was not 3/1/2011 (year ago from tomorrow), so what day was it? I'd call it an imaginary day, 2/29i/2011.


The answer to the question is Tuesday, sort of. A year is a sum of regular intervals. The trick is, you are hard pressed to use any full/round number for that interval. (thus the 365.2425 days of 24 hours each) And weeks of 7 days each total 364 days. 12 months of 30 days each won't work either. Lunar cycles to count a year?! Fuhgeddaboudit! Solstices and Equinoxes give us a better chance at the discernment of one full year, as they are not fixed by artificial time metrics with full round numerical units that we seem to insist on.

Just sayin', thass all.

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post Mar 1 2012, 05:09 AM
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QUOTE(stusson @ Feb 29 2012, 03:16 PM) *
The answer to the question is Tuesday, sort of. A year is a sum of regular intervals. The trick is, you are hard pressed to use any full/round number for that interval. (thus the 365.2425 days of 24 hours each) And weeks of 7 days each total 364 days. 12 months of 30 days each won't work either. Lunar cycles to count a year?! Fuhgeddaboudit! Solstices and Equinoxes give us a better chance at the discernment of one full year, as they are not fixed by artificial time metrics with full round numerical units that we seem to insist on.

Just sayin', thass all.


The Lunar calendar has been used for centuries....Chinese calendar is a Lunar calendar....Lunar cycles average 28 days...13 moons....28 X 13 = 364 ....closer to a perfect interval than our monthly calendar...IMHO

Of course having 13 months wouldn't work with society's inane fear of the number 13 (triskadekaphobia).


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Only 'leaping' I was doing was in and out of storm shelter!! Dodged 2 funnels and got a lot of rain...and wind! Least I can cross "tree trimming" off my Spring to do list!
Very strange day indeed. blink.gif


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post Mar 2 2012, 01:24 AM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Mar 2 2012, 01:11 AM) *
Only 'leaping' I was doing was in and out of storm shelter!! Dodged 2 funnels and got a lot of rain...and wind! Least I can cross "tree trimming" off my Spring to do list!
Very strange day indeed. blink.gif



How can anybody remember what they were doing a year ago? huh.gif 'Course you
live a more exciting life than I do...yours sounds like Indiana Jones and mine is
more like...like, can't think of one that boring dry.gif


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post Mar 2 2012, 01:34 AM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Mar 2 2012, 12:24 AM) *
How can anybody remember what they were doing a year ago? huh.gif 'Course you
live a more exciting life than I do...yours sounds like Indiana Jones and mine is
more like...like, can't think of one that boring dry.gif


Beuhler....Beuhler..........Beuhler........... laugh.gif


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post Mar 3 2012, 01:29 AM
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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Mar 2 2012, 01:34 AM) *
Beuhler....Beuhler..........Beuhler........... laugh.gif



The only Beuler I know is Ferris.... unsure.gif . Are you compairing me to Ferris Beuhler
'A?' dry.gif


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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ Mar 3 2012, 12:29 AM) *
The only Beuler I know is Ferris.... unsure.gif . Are you compairing me to Ferris Beuhler
'A?' dry.gif


I seem to recall him having a pretty charmed life...at least for one day anyway! Can't wait to your farie-self rocking a parade float lip-syncing "Twist & Shout!!"

SAVE FERRIS er...I mean FARIES!! laugh.gif


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QUOTE(Apologistnky @ Mar 3 2012, 05:29 AM) *
I seem to recall him having a pretty charmed life...at least for one day anyway! Can't wait to your farie-self rocking a parade float lip-syncing "Twist & Shout!!"

SAVE FERRIS er...I mean FARIES!! laugh.gif


laugh.gif I like it! My very own fairie float....YEAH! smile.gif I'd rock it out 'A'! I wouldn't
disappoint ya! *looking for an old Beatle's recording of Twist & Shout to practice
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