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From: Warner Losh <imp@bsdimp.com>
To: Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org>
Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers <coff@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [COFF] What does your "cal" show?
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 14:36:26 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CANCZdfpJuHLjU_OvUx=rBQF+2pu=DmdnxLndfYxSAd+4rWeJ8A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.21.9999.2109082323560.4948@aneurin.horsfall.org>


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On Wed, Sep 8, 2021, 7:25 AM Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Sep 2021, Tony Finch wrote:
>
> > It's even more funny than that :-) They actually went back to the Julian
> > calendar in 1712, and they needed to add back the leap day they skipped
> in
> > 1700; this extra day became February 30th.
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-standard_dates#February_30
>
> Oh, my sainted aunt...
>

This is the example I give to people who say calendars are easy...

Also, I use it in my screeds against the current observational nature of
leap seconds.

Warner

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-08 20:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-02 22:10 Dave Horsfall
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Tom Manos
2021-09-02 23:40 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  0:03   ` Nemo Nusquam
2021-09-03  0:54     ` Grant Taylor via COFF
2021-09-03  1:10       ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  4:58         ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03  0:58     ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2021-09-03  4:47     ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-03  9:28 ` Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via COFF
2021-09-08 10:24   ` Tony Finch
2021-09-08 13:25     ` Dave Horsfall
2021-09-08 20:36       ` Warner Losh [this message]
2021-09-08 22:52         ` Adam Thornton
2021-09-04 14:03 ` Thomas Paulsen
2021-09-03 13:06 Noel Chiappa

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