20-07-2020, 15:48 #46 El_Duderino 09 Registered User   Join Date: Mar 2009 Posts: 14,129 The calendar we use is bollox. There should be a calendar with a set number of days per month. E.g. 13 months with 4 weeks per month, so standard 28 day months and account for the lead year at the end of every fourth year. That way the days would be fixed to dates of the month. Every 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of each month would be the same day of the week every month for 4 years in a row. So much simpler and so much easier to plan into the future. P.S. Julius Caesar did well to come up with the current calendar when he did. Things had gone to sh1t in Rome when he took over, to the extent that they had lost track of the date and were about 40 days out. But i think we could do a lot better now and the standardised calendar would be much better
20-07-2020, 15:51   #47
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 Originally Posted by El_Duderino 09 The calendar we use is bollox. Thee should be a calendar with a set number of days per month. E.g. 13 months with 4 weeks per month, so standard 28 day months and account for the lead year at the end of every fourth year. That way the days would be fixed to dates of the month. Every 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of each month would be the same day of the week every month for 4 years in a row. So much simpler and so much easier to plan into the future.
13 x 28 = 364. Unless you're planning to add five days every fourth year?

Plus, having the same date fall on the same day every year would suck. Imagine your birthday landing on a Monday four years in a row! No thanks.

20-07-2020, 15:56   #48
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 Originally Posted by quickbeam 13 x 28 = 364. Unless you're planning to add five days every fourth year? Plus, having the same date fall on the same day every year would suck. Imagine your birthday landing on a Monday four years in a row! No thanks.
Why would you care if your birthday is on the same day every year? I spend 5 out of every 7 birthdays in work and just mark the day at the weekend or whenever suits.

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20-07-2020, 16:04   #49
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 Originally Posted by El_Duderino 09 Why would you care if your birthday is on the same day every year? I spend 5 out of every 7 birthdays in work and just mark the day at the weekend or whenever suits.
Because some days are suckier than others and at least a change in day each year is something different.

20-07-2020, 16:08   #50
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 Originally Posted by quickbeam Because some days are suckier than others and at least a change in day each year is something different.
I can't think of a good or bad day to have a birthday. What are some examples of good and bad days?

20-07-2020, 16:21   #51
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 20-07-2020, 16:27 #52 endacl Registered User     Join Date: Oct 2010 Posts: 20,199 Metric system. Unless you can calculate poppyseeds to the ton in your head. In which case you’ll have no problem understanding the metric system when the rest of us use it.
 20-07-2020, 16:29 #53 randd1 Registered User   Join Date: Dec 2011 Posts: 1,109 Have 13 months. The first 6 months have 30 days each. Then the 7th month (we'll call it Midyear for the craic) happens, which will contain just 5 days, and 6 days on leap years. The last 6 months have 30 days each. Birthdays re-arranged as necessary (31st of January becomes 1st of February etc). Simples.
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20-07-2020, 16:33   #54
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 Originally Posted by randd1 The first 6 months have 30 days each. Then the 7th month (we'll call it Midyear for the craic) happens, which will contain just 5 days, and 6 days on leap years. The last 6 months have 30 days each.
And Midyear shall be a complete holiday, time off for everyone!

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20-07-2020, 16:35   #55
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 Originally Posted by randd1 Have 13 months. The first 6 months have 30 days each. Then the 7th month (we'll call it Midyear for the craic) happens, which will contain just 5 days, and 6 days on leap years. The last 6 months have 30 days each. Birthdays re-arranged as necessary (31st of January becomes 1st of February etc). Simples.
That wouldn’t be a universal standardisation though. It’d be a rearrangement which nobody but you would adopt, thereby adding (albeit on an insignificant scale) to the overall confusion.

Also, Dave Gorman...

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Yeah, but the Southern Hemisphere would probably want their mid year in January. So it could not be universal.

20-07-2020, 16:59   #57
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 Originally Posted by quickbeam Yeah, but the Southern Hemisphere would probably want their mid year in January. So it could not be universal.
Stick it in at the end of September-ish time of the year. New Years would then be in start of April-ish time of the year. Suits everyone.

And if they complain about it then feck the southern hemisphere altogether, the northern hemisphere has the greater population, they can put it in place and the southern will have to follow.

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Which type of poppies ?

Water content of the seeds ?

Which ton 907.18Kg , 1,000Kg , 1,016.05Kg* , 1088.62 kg ??

*Rounded down to 1,016 Kg in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

20-07-2020, 19:35   #59
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You should try Ethiopia.

https://time.et/

Yes it's 03:35 on the 13th of Ḥamle 2012

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The type that’s a subdivision of the barleycorn.

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