[PLUG-TALK] Happy Consensus New Year

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Mon Dec 31 11:49:43 PST 2018

As I write this, 1130 am Pacific time, it is New Years
Day for >55% of the world's population.


It is amusing that the research population in Tonga
studied by my anthropologist sister in Honolulu is among
the very very first to experience 2019, and she will be
among the very very last. 

My strip of "Pacific Time" is California, with sparsely
settled outliers like Washington, Oregon, Yukon, and
British Columbia, contains 55 million of the world's
7700 million people.  My sister's "Hawaii-Aleutian"
timezone is about 1.5 million people, 60% on Oahu, and
smaller than dozens of large cities in China.


P.S. more people live in Beaverton than in the entire
Yukon.  This close to solstice, above the Artic Circle,
there won't be a New Years "Day".  Partying until dawn
is impractical in the handful of tiny villages up there.

Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com

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