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A new billenium

Amos Shapir
The number of seconds since the beginning of the Julian Day count had just
reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at 04:53:20 UTC.  For the sake
of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or is it billsecnium?) had
started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next one will start on
2037-08-07 06:40:00.

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A new Gigasecond RE: A new billenium

Palmen, KEV (Karl)
Dear Amos and Calendar People

-----Original Message-----
From: East Carolina University Calendar discussion List
[mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf Of Amos Shapir
Sent: 01 December 2005 16:28
To: [hidden email]
Subject: A new billenium


The number of seconds since the beginning of the Julian Day count had just
reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at 04:53:20 UTC.  For the sake
of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or is it billsecnium?) had
started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next one will start on
2037-08-07 06:40:00.

KARL SAYS: Actually one could call it a Gigasecond.

So we have
211 Gigaseconds 1974-03-23 03:06:40 UT...
212 Gigaseconds 2005-11-29 04:53:20 UTC
213 Gigaseconds 2037-08-07 06:40:00 UT...

1 Gigasecond is 11574 2/27 days of 86400 seconds
or 31.6887... mean Gregorian years.

Karl Palmen

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Re: A new billenium

Marcos Villaseñor
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Yeah, I'll celebrate this weekend.
On Dec 1, 2005, at 11:28 AM, Amos Shapir wrote:

> The number of seconds since the beginning of the Julian Day count had
> just reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at 04:53:20 UTC.  For
> the sake of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or is it
> billsecnium?) had started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next one
> will start on
> 2037-08-07 06:40:00.
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Re: A new billenium

Lance Latham
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RE:

> The number of seconds since the beginning of the
> Julian Day count had just
> reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at
> 04:53:20 UTC.  For the sake
> of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or is
> it billsecnium?) had
> started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next one
> will start on
> 2037-08-07 06:40:00.

Lance replies:
Since the value of (American) billion is 10^9, the
prefix should be 'giga'. Since I'm not aware of any
standard abbreviation for 'second' that fits in this
context, one might revert to the origins of the word
'second' in 'pars secunda', and thereby concoct a word
like 'gigapartium', plural 'gigapartia'.

Such a notion has the advantage of using the standard
international scientific nomenclature; one might
similarly define 'megapartium' and 'terapartium' as
the next smaller and larger units respectively.

In the interests of extending 'complete Geekness', for
all our sakes, I recommend immediate adoption and
spread of this concept.

-Lance


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Re: A new billenium

Ryan Provost
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HPAAY NEW BILLENNIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amos Shapir <[hidden email]> wrote:
The number of seconds since the beginning of the Julian Day count had just
reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at 04:53:20 UTC. For the sake
of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or is it billsecnium?) had
started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next one will start on
2037-08-07 06:40:00.

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Large & Small Count RE: A new Gigasecond RE: A new billenium

Brij Bhushan Vij
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Karl, sir & friends:

I attempted to bridge *Asian, European & American counting* via my UDN Count, placed at:

http://www.the-light.com/cal/bbv_udncode%20.doc

Regards,

Brij Bhushan Vij

(Thursday - Kali5106-W33-04)/D-335: (Friday) 2005 Dec 02H0351 (decimal) IST
Aa Nau Bhadra Kritvo Yantu Vishwatah -Rg Veda
Jan:31; Feb:29; Mar:31; Apr:30; May:31; Jun:30
Jul:30; Aug:31; Sep:30; Oct:31; Nov:30; Dec:30
(365th day of Year is World Day)
******As per Kali V-GRhymeCalendar******
Telephone: +91-11-25590335  

From:  "Palmen, KEV (Karl)" <[hidden email]>
Reply-To:  East Carolina University Calendar discussion List <[hidden email]>
To:  [hidden email]
Subject:  A new Gigasecond RE: A new billenium
Date:  Thu, 1 Dec 2005 17:02:18 -0000

>Dear Amos and Calendar People
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: East Carolina University Calendar discussion List
>[mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf Of Amos Shapir
>Sent: 01 December 2005 16:28
>To: [hidden email]
>Subject: A new billenium
>
>
>The number of seconds since the beginning of the Julian Day count had just
>reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at 04:53:20 UTC.  For the sake
>of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or is it billsecnium?) had
>started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next one will start on
>2037-08-07 06:40:00.
>
>KARL SAYS: Actually one could call it a Gigasecond.
>
>So we have
>211 Gigaseconds 1974-03-23 03:06:40 UT...
>212 Gigaseconds 2005-11-29 04:53:20 UTC
>213 Gigaseconds 2037-08-07 06:40:00 UT...
>
>1 Gigasecond is 11574 2/27 days of 86400 seconds
>or 31.6887... mean Gregorian years.
>
>Karl Palmen
>
>07(15(01
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UDN Count RE: A new billenium

Brij Bhushan Vij
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Amos, Karl sirs:

Astronomical Julian Day Count on Sunday 2005 April 10 was 2543471. This is 2543471*86400 =21 19798 94400 s =58 88330 40000 sd. Also see:

http://www.the-light.com/cal/bbv_udncode.doc

Regards,

Brij Bhushan Vij
(Thursday - Kali5106-W33-04)/D-335: (Friday) 2005 Dec 02H0424 (decimal) IST
Aa Nau Bhadra Kritvo Yantu Vishwatah -Rg Veda
Jan:31; Feb:29; Mar:31; Apr:30; May:31; Jun:30
Jul:30; Aug:31; Sep:30; Oct:31; Nov:30; Dec:30
(365th day of Year is World Day)
******As per Kali V-GRhymeCalendar******
Telephone: +91-11-25590335  

From:  Amos Shapir <[hidden email]>
Reply-To:  East Carolina University Calendar discussion List <[hidden email]>
To:  [hidden email]
Subject:  A new billenium
Date:  Thu, 1 Dec 2005 18:28:26 +0200

>The number of seconds since the beginning of the Julian Day count
>had just reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at 04:53:20
>UTC.  For the sake of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or
>is it billsecnium?) had started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next
>one will start on
>2037-08-07 06:40:00.
>
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Julian Kiloday RE: A new billenium

Palmen, KEV (Karl)
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Dear Lance and Calendar People

-----Original Message-----
From: East Carolina University Calendar discussion List
[mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf Of Lance Latham
Sent: 01 December 2005 17:36
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: A new billenium


RE:

> The number of seconds since the beginning of the
> Julian Day count had just
> reached the 212 billion mark, on 2005-11-29 at
> 04:53:20 UTC.  For the sake
> of complete Geekness, the previous billenium (or is
> it billsecnium?) had
> started on 1974-03-23 03:06:40, and the next one
> will start on
> 2037-08-07 06:40:00.

Lance replies:
Since the value of (American) billion is 10^9, the
prefix should be 'giga'. Since I'm not aware of any
standard abbreviation for 'second' that fits in this
context, one might revert to the origins of the word
'second' in 'pars secunda', and thereby concoct a word
like 'gigapartium', plural 'gigapartia'.

Such a notion has the advantage of using the standard
international scientific nomenclature; one might
similarly define 'megapartium' and 'terapartium' as
the next smaller and larger units respectively.

In the interests of extending 'complete Geekness', for
all our sakes, I recommend immediate adoption and
spread of this concept.

KARL SAYS:
I did this for the day, by defining a kiloday as 1000 days.
I worked out when the kilodays for the Julian Day Numbers occur and got

1995-10-09 JDN 2450000 Monday
1998-07-05 JDN 2451000 Sunday
2001-03-31 JDN 2452000 Saturday
2003-12-26 JDN 2453000 Friday
2006-09-21 JDN 2454000 Thursday
2009-06-17 JDN 2455000 Wednesday
2012-03-13 JDN 2456000 Tuesday
2014-12-08 JDN 2457000 Monday
2017-09-03 JDN 2458000 Sunday
2020-05-30 JDN 2459000 Saturday
2023-02-24 JDN 2460000 Friday

which I put in
http://www.the-light.com/cal/kp_jdn_kiloday.txt

The next Julian Kiloday occurs on 21 September next year.

Karl

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