Don't know where this "writers' site" crap came from but it sure as hell isn't in the prospectus.

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The problem of Ciallos

This calendar has been documented here quite well, but the former writeups in this node fail to address the fact that the intercalary year does not completely correct the calendar such that it aligns perfectly with the solar year; even with an intercalary 30 day month every 2.5 years, there is still drift between the Coligny calendar and the solar year; without the correction, the calendar is 11.25 days short. With the intercalary month, the average year's length is 366, which overcompensates 0.75 days per cycle. In ten years, this is a 7.5 day drift. In a lifetime, the calendar will drift forward two entire months.

One moon cycle lasts 29.5 days -- there are six 29 day months, and six 30 day months. In total these lunar months average to 254 days in a lunar year -- here is the 11.25 year discrepancy between the lunar and solar year. To calculate the offset of the discrepancy, I used the following calculations:

My calculations

(Days

This is another book that I have surprisingly not read until recently. And this is despite the fact that I am an Umberto Eco fan, and have read most of his other books---but I had not read this book, his first novel, and still probably the most popular. My edition, an English translation published in 1984, has a quote on the back to the effect that Umberto Eco had written his first novel! It is hard to imagine, now, an audience surprised by that one Italian semiotician writing a novel,

No fog, heavy rains

Not of feline or of dog

Not a single tadpole,

Just a mighty Tree Frog

News for Noders

June 3: Saint kevin's Day.

June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 13: Serjeant's Muse's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 20: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 21: nicolasstag's birthday!

June 23: AdamTheDewott's birthday!

June 23: weroland's birthday!

June 28: Tau Day.


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May 1: May day.

May 3: Happy birthday ImConfused!

May 4: May the Fourth be with you!

May 8: Happy birthday E2D2!

May 10: Happy birthday BIII!

May 12: Mother's day in the USA.

May 27: Memorial Day in the USA.


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April 1: The E2 Dadaism Quest starts today! Please show off your Dadaist chops with lots of fig inverted urinal.

April 1: The 2024 LieQuest has been cancelled.

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!


April 30: Walpurgis Night.

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March 14th: Pi day.

March 10th: Daylight saving time celebrated by many.

March 19th: The first equinox of the year.

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!


Get ready for LieQuest 2024, starting on April 10th!


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February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 8: Happy birthday to panamaus

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: Terse Quest 2024 begins!

February 23: Happy birthday Samuel Pepys!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!


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