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Re: Recommendations around Git Packaging in Debian

Giovanni Mascellani-3
Il 20/04/20 22:05, Jonathan Carter ha scritto:
> Some people like to talk about quarters (where Q1 could be Jan-March
> etc), but again some people count quarters based on when financial
> years start in their country (some companies I work for start Q1 in
> March) so I'd even avoid that and stick with months since that's the
> same everywhere.

As a matter of facts, we all do that to some extent: the last few months
in English (and in many western European languages) are named as if the
year started in March (because that used to be the case for Latin
calendar, I believe):

 * September from "septem", which is "seven";
 * October from "octo", which is "eight";
 * November from "novem", which is "nine";
 * December from "decem", which is "ten".

Fortunately we at least agree on being wrong in this case.

Giovanni.
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Postdoc researcher - Université Libre de Bruxelles


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Re: Recommendations around Git Packaging in Debian

Elena ``of Valhalla''-3
On 2020-04-21 at 08:31:40 +0200, Giovanni Mascellani wrote:
> As a matter of facts, we all do that to some extent: the last few months
> in English (and in many western European languages) are named as if the
> year started in March (because that used to be the case for Latin
> calendar, I believe): [...]
> Fortunately we at least agree on being wrong in this case.

Not wrong everywhere, of course:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz

(and then there are others https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year )

See also:
https://gist.github.com/timvisee/fcda9bbdff88d45cc9061606b4b923ca :D

speaking of that: has Debian been used on a space ship orbiting a black
hole already?

closely orbiting?

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Elena ``of Valhalla''

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Re: Recommendations around Git Packaging in Debian

Enrico Zini
On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 12:30:29PM +0200, Elena ``of Valhalla'' wrote:

> See also:
> https://gist.github.com/timvisee/fcda9bbdff88d45cc9061606b4b923ca :D
>
> speaking of that: has Debian been used on a space ship orbiting a black
> hole already?
>
> closely orbiting?

Now, that's an interesting idea. I understand[1] that closely orbiting a
black hole means reaching relativistic speeds, which I understand causes
time to slow down.

Would time slow down enough that 2038 is not reached before the end of
the universe?

We might have just found a solution for the 2038 problem!


Enrico

[1] from hard sci-fi novels
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