[PLUG-TALK] Happy Consensus New Year

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Dec 31 12:56:05 PST 2018


On Mon, 31 Dec 2018, Russell Senior wrote:

> According to a recent consultation with Mr DuckDuck, a somewhat less 
> arbitrary marker that everyone could agree on is also coming up very 
> soon.
>
> "Perihelion in Portland, Oregon, USA is on Wednesday, January 2, 
> 2019 at 9:19 pm PST"

I'm not sure that something being measurable makes it less arbitrary 
(although, in this case, timezones are measurable). Being measurable 
makes something easier to repeat, but its applicability to anything 
else isn't a given.

Still, the timing of the perihelion is interesting... :-)

-- 
Paul Heinlein
heinlein at madboa.com
45°38' N, 122°6' W


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