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Topic: Winter solstice at 11h 11m 36 sec + epsilon (UTC) , 12/21/2012.
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Brian Q. Hutchings

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Re: Winter solstice at 11h 11m 36 sec + epsilon (UTC) , 12/21/2012.
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:59 PM
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I mean, that is the only thing about the Mayan calendar
that is of any interest, its use of a 260-day cycle,
with the usual 365-day one.

getting a new "long count" calendar would be expensive,
although you would have a nice store of paper
to recycle for other texts; so,
just use the old one, and change the "days of week" modulus.

"repunit" meaming for the simplest representation
of number in terms of packings,
"a big pile of zeroes!"

> you can impute your 260-day repunit.



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