Re: Installation of NEW Secular Calendar

Eugene Leitl (
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 13:53:52 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, Chris Hind wrote:

> For hundreds of years we've been using the gregorian calendar with all it's
> psudomystical crap in the months including Friday the 13s. It is finally
> time (no pun intented) to scrap this calendar and install a new
> scientifically accurate one. I read something about this in scientific

The only scientifically accurate one I know of, has started with
1972-something, and counts seconds (alas, it's a 32-bit counter). If it
comes to clustering, we should use a binary counter, this is most logical
order I am aware of. (And it better had be a large one, let's count
microseconds with a 128 bit counter).

Since we're going to have ubiguitous GPS/LPS systems, we'll soon be able
to fix space at cm or better, and time at microsecond, or better anywhere
on Earth or LEO.

Such knowledge is crucial for routing, whether material agents or data
(geodetic routing).

Consider an augmented reality, with realtime 3d headup maps (DMD), and
DGPS/Earth magnetic field/gravity tracking. These are things we'll have
in a decade, or sooner. (Some of us, much sooner).


> american. There is a new decimal calendar proposed to start on the year 2000
> dividing the months into something like 36 weeks consisting of 8 days each
> or something like that. I would like to see the article again because I am
> unsure of the exact details.