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Astronomy, Cosmology, Quantums & Time

Birsay
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13 Jan 2009, 05:51 #1

Astronomy, Cosmology, Quantums & Time

Just thought I'd give you some room to expand your mind! <_<
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13 Jan 2009, 06:18 #2

A SPACE STARTER

This is generally interesting & informative, but as in any forum there's good and bad, weird & wacky. I became a member. Some of the emails received (about 10 day intervals) are very biased.

"Popular Technology" - Space Science Forum
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Digit
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16 Jan 2009, 06:05 #3

excellent forum, thnx birsay. ;) lookin forward to where you're plannin on takin this thread. :D

in similarly mind expanding link suggestings:


one of the more active places for talk surrounding lucid dreaming and other interesting things that are both tangibly close to us and yet still seem fancifully "out there".
http://ld4all.com/

&

big oll popular mixing pot of generally arrogant wannabe scientists (myself inclluded):
http://www.frostcloud.com/
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28 Apr 2009, 01:36 #4

13 things that do not make sense

From New Scientist 14 April, 2009

13 things that do not make sense

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Digit
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28 Apr 2009, 03:34 #5

just from the title of that, it reminded me of the buddhist 14 unanswerable questions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteen_unanswerable_questions

some seriously fascinating stuff there Birsay, in that newscientist article (unsurprisingly, since new scientist are good at that, and you're good at finding interesting stuff) particularly number 7 the tetraneutrons. others are less amazing, and, at least to my thinking, are easily explained by pointing at the assumptions upon which their inexplicability hinge.
...and worse, some seem to be extensions of controlling people's perceptions about what's in reality, be it innocent or intentional, i know not... but having spent enough time delving deep into the internet has me thinking some of those things that "do not make sense" have been made to not make sense on purpose somewhere along the line, to mislead us and misdirect us from discovering some shocking truths. i'll say no more, and leave this as a heuristic speculative invite to delve into the internet. ;)
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29 Apr 2009, 00:14 #6

since i've just been brushing up on my speed reading (from watching a few videos and doing the test here http://www.readingsoft.com/ and scored 136wpm@100% then 701wpm at speed reading) i thought i'd take a look through some stuff that takes a while to get through

as i was doing so, something here http://www.ummo-sciences.org/en/a004.htm had me reminded of the tetraneutron. if u r to tackle this mamoth document, i reccomend u start from the start though. http://www.ummo-sciences.org/en/

which now i think of it also reminds me of: http://www.galactic-server.com/rune/iarga.html & http://www.galactic-server.com/rune/iarga2b.html
(only just started it, a few thousand words into it)
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10 Dec 2009, 01:46 #7

The number of days in the months

A change in how to remember the number of days. (I seem to have become a bad poet!)

The number of days in the months

For the first part of the year, to July,
THIRTY ONE days for the ODD months does apply.
For the remainder of the year,
THIRTY ONE days in the EVEN months appear.
For the NORMAL year we state,
The days in February is TWENTY EIGHT.
For a LEAP year, an extra day is fine;
February then has TWENTY NINE.
For all the other months it says,
They shall have THIRTY DAYS.
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11 Feb 2017, 22:02 #8

Updated, logical Calendar

When the Julian calendar [the previous version of our calendar] started the “leap year day” was added at the end of the year. The year then “ended” at the end of February!
They used “Latinised numbers”for naming for September through to December”, with January as the 11th month & February as the 12th month!
The Gregorian calendar reform should have included moving the leap year to the end of December as well! [The “start of the year” was still at the end of February for most countries then. The early adopters of the January start did not think to change “leap year day” to the end of December; the end of the year!]
We are now in the 21st century, where everyone wants everything to be sensible, regular, logical & computerised! Our current [Days of the week] & [days in a month] fails on 3!
This new system passes the tests.
It would be possible to rearrange the calendar to have ONE display of 91 days. [exactly 13 weeks] It is enough for EVERY month of EVERY year for thousands of years! No more need to buy calendars every year!
The 91 day perpetual calendar has:-
[a] First month has 30 days, and starts on a Sunday & ends on a Monday.
[b] Second month has 30 days, and starts on a Tuesday & ends on a Wednesday.
[c] Third month has 31 days, and starts on a Thursday & ends on a Saturday.
[d] The months are “renamed” by puting “U-” [short for Updated-] in front of the current month name. e.g. January becomes U-January.
[e] As the [a], [b] & [c] repeats, uninterrupted, 4 times through the year,
the following new months are identical:-
U-January = U-April = U-July = U-October [30 days at start]
U-February = U-May = U-August = U-November [30 days in middle]
U-March = U-June = U-September = U-December [31 days at end]
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THIS WOULD BE THE NEW PERPETUAL CALENDAR
[The numbers 1 to 91 could be used!]
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01.. 02.. 03.. 04.. 05.. 06.. 07..
08.. 09.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14..
15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21..
22.. 23.. 24.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28..
29.. 30..
.... .... ...01.. 02.. 03.. 04.. 05..
16.. 07.. 08.. 09.. 10.. 11.. 12..
13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19..
20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 24.. 25.. 26..
27.. 28.. 29.. 30..
.... .... .... .... ...... 01.. 02.. 03..
04.. 05.. 06.. 07.. 08.. 09.. 10..
11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17..
18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 24..
25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 30.. 31..

98.. 99..
Where 98.. 99. occur once only at the end of the year [after U-December]
They are designated as “Nonday” i. e. NOT Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
They are designated as “Humanity day” & “Environment day” & are holidays!
98.. = “last day of the year day”
98.. = “leap year day”
On “91 day” display systems a 4 colour coded system could be used to distinguish which of the 4 identical months a long-planned appointment is on.
[f] The last day of the year & the “leap year day” [last day when present] are both on “nonday" an additional “day of the week”.
[g] For this system [ignoring leap leap years for now]:-
[“old style” dates shown]
[g1] Unchanged birthday dates for 4 months
[1-30 Jan] [1-30 Jun] [1-30 Aug] [1-30 Oct]
[g2] Add 1 day to get Updated-birthday dates for 4 months
[1-28 Feb] [1-30 Sep] [1-30 Nov] [1-30 Dec]
[g3] Subtract 1 day to get Updated-birthday dates for 4 months
[2-30 Mar] [2-30 Apr] [2-30 May] [2-30 Jul]
[g4a] For those on the borderlines of months:-
For those born on 31st of [f1] & [F2] months their birthday would be on 1st of the next U-month.
For those born on 1st of [F3] months their birthday would be on 30th of the previous U-month.
[g5] Add another day to get Updated-birthday dates for those born after 28th Feb in leap years! [I expect most would drop this change, unless the birthday was moved to “the weekend”!]

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11 Feb 2017, 22:49 #9

Time for a change! New divisions of a day

The number system we use is more tied in to the number of fingers we have, than any mathematical logic!
If you have a pie cut up into pieces certain number of pieces makes it easier to divide up equally!
A 10 piece pie can only be divided up equally amongst 2 & 5 people!
A 12 piece pie can be divided up equally amongst 2, 3, 4 & 6 people!
A 24 piece pie can be divided up equally amongst 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 12
people!
A 60 piece pie can be divided up equally amongst 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20 & 30 people!
This shows why the Babylonians considered units of 60 for measuring angles & time!

So, a system based on 12 instead of 10 makes more logical sense!
It is fairly easy to convert “everyday time” of day to 12 sub-divisions & the analog clock on the wall can show this! The only modification is to place a background surround behind it, with the “new numbering system” beside the “old numbering system”!
Because the day is divided into 12 sub-divisions, [of 2 “old hours”] the “new hours” [Nhr] are twice the length of the “old hours”. The “hour hand” has to move 2 revolutions to complete 12 “new hours” [Nhr]. This means that 2 “new hours” [Nhr] need to be written instead of just one!

old .... new
2 .... 1 & 7
4 .... 2 & 8
6 .... 3 & 9
8 .... 4 & 10
10 .... 5 & 11
12 .... 6 & 12

The next sub-division is [ 2 “old hours”] divided into 12 sub-divisions is 10 “old minutes”. This means that the same numbering on the background surround can also be used for the “new minutes” [Nmin]! Again the “minute hand” needs to move 2 revolutions to complete 1 “new hour” [Nhr] (2 “old hours).
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