If you dont have a 2016 Calendar, you can use a calendar from these
If you save a 2016 calendar, you can reuse it in:
(Except some holiday dates may be different)
Or use the calculator here:
On 1/1/2016 9:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've been using Google Calendar for years, even before I had a smart
phone. Before that, I used an app for a PDA; didn't use the PDA, but I
did use the PC program for calendar. My wife was reluctant to change her
ways from paper. Then she was laid up with a broken femur and I had to
be the temporary CFO in the house. I did everything on Google Calendar.
When she returned to the CFO roll, there was grumbling, etc. but now she
would never go back. We built this house with a large central pass
through between the living room and kitchen, which is AKA the computer
room. It is the hub of the house and gets used many, many times during
the day for computer stuff. Now if I could only get her to do the
recipes on the computer.
Google calendar is very handy. My wife has frequent doctor appointment
and PT tests.
What makes it hand is any appointments either of us make are seen by the
other both on the computer and phone. Easy to avoid conflicts that way
and no need to call and check.
Wife had a flip phone to carry and in the few years she had it she would
make about two calls a year. She wanted a smart phone like mine. I
figured it would be a wast of money, but I give her most anything she
wants. Wow, it gets used many times a day, but still only a couple of
calls a year. Appointments, keeping in touch with kids and grandkids,
news, weather. Most important, she texts me every morning so I know she
is OK and having her coffee.
On 1/2/2016 10:10 PM, email@example.com wrote:
You need 14 "whole year" calendars to cover all possibilities
(since the switchover to the Gregorian calendar).
This is easy to sort out: you need a calendar for
Jan 1 being on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday; THEN, you need calendars for a leap year
with Jan 1 being on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.
It's not "every N years" because leap years muck with it
in an odd way. E.g., 2016 will be a leap year. As were
2012, 2008, 2004 and 2000. And, as will 2116, 2112, 2108
and 2104 -- but NOT 2100!
(the leap year cycle repeats every *400* years, not every 4)
The notion of a "day" varies, over time as the earth's rotation
is slowing. So, the need to keep injecting MORE extra seconds.
Of course, no one has told any of our (traditional) clocks about
[Hand-waving to ignore annual variations in the length of the
I wonder if the early "celestial mechanics" (galileo, newton,
kepler, copernicus, etc) would have ABANDONED their ideas had
they known EXACTLY how weird it all ACTUALLY is??
An "intelligent designer" could have made it a lot less weird. How about
a year that lasts exactly 364 days (less than 10^-30 seconds variation)?
BTW, 364 is a whole number of weeks too. 13 4-week months. Every week,
month, & year start on the same weekday. Christmas could always be on
What???! And do away with faith in the totally ridiculous??
Take all the fun out of PLANTING fossil evidence to make us THINK
the planet was a lot older than it REALLY is?
"Heh heh heh... I'll really confuse those 'scientists'! Make
some castings of a couple of weird critters and scatter the
parts deep in the soil. And, while I'm at it, I'll make these
other critters that look a helluvalot like Man -- just to get
the heretics thinking about weird stuff... hmmm... yes, I'll
use the ancient Aramaic word for 'heretic' and call these
other critters 'apes'..."
Introducing: Jesus (TM Reg), dino-rider! Collect all 7 action figures
and trade them with your friends! (Batteries not included. Act now
and we'll send you a SECOND set absolutely FREE -- just pay separate
shipping and handling...)
But, that would look so *contrived*! Almost as if it had been
DESIGNED that way!! :-/
And, what's up with naming the days of the week after Roman God-s (plural)??
Ditto with the planets?? Such blasphemy!!
(You'd think the days would be named something special: "I'll meet you next
Mathew at 4:00PM" "We're going to the store on Mary." "NASA is sending
a probe to Joseph" etc.)
But, we need to make sure we put the image of some mish-mosh of chrisitan and
pagan celebrations on our bright red coffee cups lest we not be considered
(Everyone knows Jesus came down the chimney on that first XMAS bearing
GIFTS... dispatched from a sleigh pulled by reindeer... made by little
pointy eared GOBLINS...)
I've never understood how this all works. I was taught in school WHY
it's designed as it is, but it never really made sense. For example, why
do we have 28 days in Feb, and 7 months with 31 days (and 4 with 30
days). Why didn't they just make Feb with 30 days and have two less
months which are 31 days be made to be 30 days? The leap year could
still be in Feb, where that month would then be 31 days on leap
In reality, one would think that all months should be 30 days long
because a circle is 360deg. So a year should then be 360 days long, but
we know that would not work.... Confusing at best! So I guess we just
accept what we're told and never really try to comprehend it, unless
we're a scientist or astronomer...
It is not that a circle is 360 deg, but a year is the number of days it
takes the earth go go around the sun. As above, it is not exectally 365
days. The time a years was tried at 30 days, after a few years it was
snowing in the summer and hot in the winter.
If you look hard enough you will find out the number of seconds in a year
changes and there are several standards of seconds. One with the
oscillations of an atom and the other how long it takes the earth to revolve
looking at one star.
On 01/03/2016 04:48 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm not sure where all that complexity (varying month lengths comes
from). My idea (13 28-day months) is unacceptable because 13 is female
(and that is some very obsolete thing people keep hanging on to for no
360 deg. What does that have to do with the year?
That (12 * 30) would be a lot better than what we have now, but you
still can't have it perfect. There's not a whole number of days in the
year (and that fact has nothing to do with what calendar we use).
Maybe we could consider the extra 5 or 6 days to be a week to itself
(not in any month). ALL years need to start on Sunday. BTW, 2017 will.
I liked my play better. EVERY month (and EVERY year) starts on the same
day of the week.
When I was a kid, the history of the calendar was taught. For folks who
think the gummit is too intrusive, a romp though the history wrt the calendar
would be utter terror! :>
Add to that religious and other cultural eccentricities and its a wonder
any two people can agree on a notion of "today"!
Why not just treat days as julian days? I.e., today is 4; February 1 will be
32, etc. Days between dates is then a trivial calculation -- even if many
Holidays would be just as inconvenient to remember: Independence Day would
be on the ~187th (SWAG), XMAS would be on the ~358th, etc.
Days divisible by 5 are "midweeks" and days that end in '1' are "weekends"
(you end up with roughly the same number of "workdays" in a 365 day interval).
Every 4 years (more or less) you get a bonus "clothing optional" day! :>
Not exactly. SHOES & SHIRT REQUIRED. Pants are optional. :)
(those signs always crack me up).
Then I've always wondered....
What if a person dont own shoes or a shirt? They cant go to a store to
buy them, because the clothing store (or Walmart) requires Shoes and
Shirt. What are they supposed to do?
I think we need to enact a new law that states: All children MUST be
born with Shoes and a Shirt already on their body, when they come out of
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