IW: Playing with time units

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We all know that time-travel can be tricky when calendar systems
change; switching from Julian to Gregorian was bad enough, but there
are leap-seconds, "there is no year 0", and other annoyances, even
without jumping to Hebrew, Islamic, Chinese, or less well-known dating
systems. And so, for all you prospective time-travellers, I offer this
possibility for thought: Instead of worrying about all of the above,
simply count the number of seconds from a well-defined reference point
- let us say, the first man-made nuclear blast at Trinity.


Also, I'm attaching a few oddly standard time periods; I checked with
Google, and it seems I'm the first person to ever write 'exaweek'
online. :)


Trinity Reference Time:
Monday, July 16, 1945
05:29:45 Mountain War Time (11:29:45 Greenwich)


-432,300,000,000,000,000 T: 13,700,000,000 BC (Big Bang)
-315,564,829,000,000,000 T: 10,000,000,000 BC
-144,200,000,000,000,000 T: 4,570,000,000 BC (Earth formed)
-113,600,000,000,000,000 T: 3,600,000,000 BC (First life)
-31,556,538,200,000,000 T: 1,000,000,000 BC
-19,000,000,000,000,000 T: 600,000,000 BC (Multicellular animals
appear)
-7,131,800,000,000,000 T: 226,000,000 BC (Sun made one revolution
around galaxy)
-3,155,709,040,000,000 T: 100,000,000 BC
-2,067,000,000,000,000 T: 65,500,000 BC (K-T Extinction)
-631,190,900,000,000 T: 20,000,000 BC (First forms of grass appear)
-315,626,132,000,000 T: 10,000,000 BC
-157,843,748,000,000 T: 5,000,000 BC (Humans and chimpanzees split)
-31,617,840,600,000 T: 1,000,000 BC
-22,150,897,600,000 T: 700,000 BC (Reversal of Earth's magnetic field)
-18,995,249,900,000 T: 600,000 BC (Humans able to produce sounds of
spoken language)
-9,528,306,870,000 T: 300,000 BC (Homo sapiens seperates from Homo
erectus)
-4,794,835,350,000 T: 150,000 BC (Mitochondrial Eve)
-3,217,011,506,985 T: Jan 1, 100,000 BC
-1,639,187,666,985 T: Jan 1, 50,000 BC
-850,275,746,985 T: 25,000 BC (Neanderthals die out)
-692,493,362,985 T: Jan 1, 20,000 BC
-440,041,548,585 T: Jan 1, 12,000 BC
-376,928,594,985 T: Jan 1, 10,000 BC (Beginning of neolithic)
-358,941,403,209 T: 9,430 BC (End of ice age)
-313,815,641,385 T: 8,000 BC (Jericho founded)
-219,146,210,985 T: Jan 1, 5,000 BC
-187,589,734,185 T: Jan 1, 4,000 BC
-168,655,848,105 T: 3400 BC (Bronze age begins)
-165,500,200,425 T: 3300 BC (Sumerians develop Cuneiform)
-159,188,905,065 T: 3100 BC (Stonehenge construction started.)
-156,033,257,385 T: Jan 1, 3,000 BC
-153,508,739,241 T: 2920 BC (Egyptian Dynasty I)
-142,463,972,361 T: 2570 BC (Great Pyramid built)
-140,255,018,985 T: 2500 BC (horse domesticated in China)
-124,476,780,585 T: Jan 1, 2,000 BC
-118,165,485,225 T: 1,800 BC (Iron age begins)
-92,920,303,785 T: Jan 1, 1,000 BC
-61,363,826,985 T: Saturday, January 1, 1 00:00:00
-61,079,830,185 T: Wednesday, January 1, 10 00:00:00
-58,239,689,385 T: Wednesday, January 1, 100 00:00:00
-29,837,849,385 T: Monday, January 1, 1000 00:00:00
-11,292,953,385 T: Sunday, August 27, 1587 00:00:00 (Last person to
leave Roanoke)
-11,199,036,585 T: Tuesday, August 18, 1590 00:00:00 (Return to empty
Roanoke)
-10,903,289,385 T: Tuesday, January 1, 1600 00:00:00
-10,000,000,000 T: Friday, August 15, 1628 17:43:05
-9,000,000,000 T: Thursday, May 3, 1660 19:29:45
-8,000,000,000 T: Sunday, January 10, 1692 21:16:25
-7,747,529,385 T: Monday, January 1, 1700 00:00:00
-7,000,000,000 T: Thursday, September 19, 1723 23:03:05
-6,000,000,000 T: Thursday, May 29, 1755 00:49:45
-5,000,000,000 T: Sunday, February 4, 1787 02:36:25
-4,592,719,785 T: Wednesday, January 1, 1800 00:00:00
-4,000,000,000 T: Wednesday, October 14, 1818 04:23:05
-3,919,318,185 T: Saturday, May 5, 1821 00:00:00 (Napoleon dies)
-3,000,000,000 T: Saturday, June 22, 1850 06:09:45
-2,000,000,000 T: Tuesday, February 28, 1882 07:56:25
-1,437,046,185 T: Monday, January 1, 1900 00:00:00
-1,169,032,354 T: Tuesday, June 30, 1908 00:17:11 (Tunguska event)
-1,000,000,000 T: Friday, November 7, 1913 09:43:05
-174,828,585 T: Monday, January 1, 1940 00:00:00
-100,000,000 T: Saturday, May 16, 1942 01:43:05
-16,975,785 T: Monday, January 1, 1945 00:00:00
-10,000,000 T: Thursday, March 22, 1945 17:43:05
-1,337,385 T: Sunday, July 1, 1945 00:00:00
-1,000,000 T: Wednesday, July 4, 1945 21:43:05
-100,000 T: Sunday, July 15, 1945 07:43:05
-41,385 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 00:00:00
-10,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 08:43:05
-1,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:13:05
-100 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:28:05
-10 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:35
-1 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:44
0 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:45
1 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:46 (Light from blast has travelled
299,792.458 km.)
10 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:55
100 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:31:25
1,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:46:25
10,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 14:16:25
45,015 T: Tuesday, July 17, 1945 00:00:00
1,000,000 T: Saturday, July 28, 1945 01:16:25
1,341,015 T: Wednesday, August 1, 1945 00:00:00
10,000,000 T: Friday, November 9, 1945 05:16:25
14,560,215 T: Tuesday, January 1, 1946 00:00:00
100,000,000 T: Wednesday, September 15, 1948 21:16:25
140,790,615 T: Sunday, January 1, 1950 00:00:00
500,000,000 T: Saturday, May 20, 1961 12:23:05
579,164,415 T: Friday, November 22, 1963 18:30:00 (JFK assassinated)
800,000,000 T: Saturday, November 21, 1970 17:43:05
900,000,000 T: Tuesday, January 22, 1974 03:29:45
1,000,000,000 T: Thursday, March 24, 1977 13:16:25
1,750,249,815 T: Monday, January 1, 2001 00:00:00
1,883,561,091 T: Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at 22:54:36 UTC
2,000,000,000 T: Sunday, November 30, 2008 15:03:05
3,000,000,000 T: Wednesday, August 8, 2040 16:49:45
4,000,000,000 T: Saturday, April 16, 2072 18:36:25
4,874,387,415 T: Friday, January 1, 2100 00:00:00
5,000,000,000 T: Tuesday, December 25, 2103 20:23:05
6,000,000,000 T: Friday, September 2, 2135 22:09:45
7,000,000,000 T: Monday, May 11, 2167 23:56:25
8,000,000,000 T: Friday, January 18, 2199 01:43:05
8,030,061,015 T: Wednesday, January 1, 2200 00:00:00
9,000,000,000 T: Monday, September 27, 2230 03:29:45
10,000,000,000 T: Thursday, June 5, 2262 05:16:25
33,275,622,615 T: Wednesday, January 1, 3000 00:00:00
64,832,488,215 T: Saturday, January 1, 4000 00:00:00
96,388,965,015 T: Jan 1, 5000 AD
127,945,441,815 T: Jan 1, 6000 AD
159,501,918,615 T: Jan 1, 7000 AD
191,058,395,415 T: Jan 1, 8000 AD
222,614,872,215 T: Jan 1, 9000 AD
254,171,349,015 T: Jan 1, 10,000 AD.
569,736,117,015 T: Jan 1, 20,000 AD
1,516,430,421,015 T: Jan 1, 50,000 AD
3,094,254,261,015 T: Jan 1, 100,000 AD
1.26219768e15 T: 40,000,000 AD (Australia slams into Asia)
7.13170236e15 T: 226,000,000 AD (Solar system makes one revolution
around galaxy)
1.42004084e17 T: 4,500,000,000 AD (Sun becomes red giant)
6.31129475e17 T: 20,000,000,000 AD (Possible 'Big Rip' end of the
universe)
1.32537196e18 T: 42,000,000,000 AD (Earliest possible 'Big Crunch')
3.15564768e21 T: 10^14 AD (End of Stelliferous Age, galaxy and star
formation ceases)
3.15564768e22 T: 10^15 AD (Planets flung from orbits)
3.15564768e23 T: 10^16 AD (Stars flung from orbits)
3.15564768e43 T: 10^36 AD (Half of protons decay)
3.15564768e47 T: 10^40 AD (All protons decay)
3.15564768e157 T: 10^150 AD (All black holes decay)

(Program used: http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html ("The
calculation is performed using USA calendar system, and UTC-time, so
no local time zones or leap seconds is taken into consideration."),
plus a healthy dose of Google Calculator.)


1 second
1.209 seconds = 1 microfortnight.
3.155 seconds = 1 nanocentury.
3.6 seconds = 1 millihour
6 seconds = 1 deciminute
8.64 seconds = 1 myrioday.
10 seconds = 1 decasecond
31.556 seconds = 1 microyear. 1 nanomillenium.
36 seconds = 1 centihour
60 seconds = 1 minute.
60.48 seconds = 1 myrioweek. 1.008 minutes.
86.4 seconds = 1 milliday. 1.44 minutes.
100 seconds = 1 hectosecond. 1.667 minutes.
120.96 seconds = 1 myriofortnight. 2.016 minutes.
315.564 seconds = 1 microdecade.
360 seconds = 1 decihour. 6 minutes.
600 seconds = 1 decaminute. 10 minutes.
604.8 seconds = 1 milliweek. 10.08 minutes.
864 seconds = 1 centiday. 14.4 minutes.
1,000 seconds 1 kilosecond. 16.67 minutes.
1,209.6 seconds = 1 millifortnight. 20.16 minutes.
3,155.647 seconds = 1 myrioyear. 52.594 minutes. 1 microcentury.
3,600 seconds = 1 hour. 60 minutes.
6,000 seconds = 1 hectominute. 1.667 hours.
6,048 seconds = 1 centiweek. 1.68 hours.
8,640 seconds = 1 deciday. 2.4 hours.
10,000 seconds = 1 myriasecond. 2.778 hours.
12,096 seconds = 1 centifortnight. 2.4 hours.
31,556.476 seconds = 1 milliyear. 8.765 hours. 1 micromillenium. 1
myriodecade.
36,000 seconds = 1 decahour. 10 hours.
60,000 seconds = 1 kilominute. 16.667 hours.
60,480 seconds = 1 deciweek. 16.8 hours.
86,400 seconds = 1 day. 24 hours.
120,960 seconds = 1 decifortnight. 1.4 days.
315,564.768 seconds = 1 centiyear. 3.652 days. 1 myriocentury. 1
millidecade.
360,000 seconds = 1 hectohour. 4.167 days.
600,000 seconds = 1 myriaminute. 6.944 days.
604,800 seconds = 1 week. 7 days.
864,000 seconds = 1 decaday. 10 days.
1,000,000 seconds = 1 megasecond. 11.574 days.
1,209,600 seconds = 1 fortnight. 14 days.
2,360,594.88 seconds = 1 sidereal month. 27.321 days.
3,155,647.68 seconds = 1 deciyear. 36.523 days. 1 myriomillenium. 1
millicentury. 1 centidecade.
3,600,000 seconds = 1 kilohour. 41.667 days.
6,048,000 seconds = 1 decaweek. 70 days.
8,640,000 seconds = 1 hectoday. 100 hours.
12,096,000 seconds = 1 decafortnight. 140 days.
31,556,476.8 seconds = 1 year. 365.2 days. 1 millimillenium. 1
centicentury. 1 decidecade.
36,000,000 seconds = 1 myriahour. 1.14079553 years.
60,000,000 seconds = 1 megaminute. 1.90132588 years.
60,480,000 seconds = 1 hectoweek. 1.91653649 years.
86,400,000 seconds = 1 kiloday. 2.73790926 years.
120,960,000 seconds = 1 hectofortnight. 3.83307297 years.
315,564,768 seconds = 1 decade. 10 years. 1 centimillenium. 1
decicentury. 1 decayear.
604,800,000 seconds = 1 kiloweek. 19.1653649 years.
864,000,000 seconds = 1 myriaday. 27.3790926 years.
1,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigasecond. 31.6887646 years.
1,209,600,000 seconds = 1 kilofortnight. 38.3307297 years.
3,155,647,680 seconds = 1 century. 100 years. 1 decimillenium. 1
decadecade. 1 hectoyear.
3,600,000,000 seconds = 1 megahour. 114.079553 years.
6,048,000,000 seconds = 1 myriaweek. 191.653649 years.
12,096,000,000 seconds = 1 myriafortnight. 383.307297 years.
31,556,476,800 seconds = 1 millenium. 1,000 years. 1 kiloyear 1
hectodecade. 1 decacentury.
60,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigaminute. 1,901.32588 years.
86,400,000,000 seconds = 1 megaday. 2,737.90926 years.
315,564,768,000 seconds = 1 kilodecade. 10,000 years. 1 hectocentury.
1 myrioyear. 1 decamillenium.
604,800,000,000 seconds = 1 megaweek. 19,165.3649 years.
1,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 terasecond. 31,688.7646 years.
1,209,600,000,000 seconds = 1 megafortnight. 38,330.7297 years.
3,155,647,680,000 seconds = 1 myriadecade. 100,000 years. 1
kilocentury. 1 hectomillenium.
3,600,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigahour. 114,079.553 years.
31,556,476,800,000 seconds = 1 mega-annum, 1 megayear. 1,000,000
years. 1 myriacentury. 1 kilomillenium.
60,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teraminute
86,400,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigaday.
315,564,768,000,000 seconds = 1 megadecade. 10,000,000 years. 1
myriamillenium.
604,800,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigaweek
1,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petasecond
1,209,600,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigafortnight
3,155,647,680,000,000 seconds = 1 megacentury. 100,000,000 years.
3,600,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 terahour
31,556,476,800,000,000 seconds = 1 giga-annum, 1 gigayear.
1,000,000,000 years. 1 megamillenium.
60,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petaminute
86,400,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teraday
315,564,768,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigadecade
604,800,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teraweek
1,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exasecond
1,209,600,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 terafortnight
3,155,647,680,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigacentury
3,600,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petahour
31,556,476,800,000,000,000 seconds = 1 tera-annum, 1 terayear. 1
gigamillenium.
60,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 examinute
86,400,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petaday
315,564,768,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teradecade
604,800,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petaweek
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettasecond
1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petafortnight
3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teracentury
3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exahour
31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 peta-annum, 1 petayear. 1
teramillenium.
60,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettaminute
86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exaday
315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petadecade
604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exaweek
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottasecond
1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exafortnight
3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petacentury
3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettahour
31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exa-annum, 1 exayear. 1
petamillenium.
60,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottaminute
86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettaday
315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exadecade
604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettaweek
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentasecond
1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettafortnight
3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exacentury
3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottahour
31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zetta-annum, 1
zettayear. 1 examillenium.
60,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentaminute
86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottaday
315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettadecade
604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottaweek
1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottafortnight
3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettacentury
3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentahour
31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yotta-annum, 1
yottayear. 1 zettamillenium.
86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentaday
315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottadecade
604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentaweek
1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
xentafortnight
3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottacentury
31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
xenta-annum, 1 xentayear. 1 yottamillenium.
315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
xentadecade
3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
xentacentury
31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
xentamillenium.


Thank you for your time,
--
DataPacRat
5 answers Last reply
More about playing time units
  1. Archived from groups: rec.games.frp.gurps (More info?)

    David Alex Lamb <dalamb@qucis.queensu.ca> wrote:

    > I just paid attention to your userid; did you have anything to do with the
    > DataPac packet switching network?

    Since I first chose that alias, back in 2001 or so, you're the first
    person who's ever mentioned it. :)

    The connection is purely metaphysical; I knew of the network due to
    various BBS text files way-back-when, and, when I decided my previous
    alias needed to be replaced, I couldn't find any evidence that DataPac
    was still in operation, so there didn't seem to be any conflict.

    And, of course, there's the whole 'information pack rat' thing, which
    is entirely appropriate in my case. I still have my old C=64 floppy
    disks tucked away in a corner, for example. :)


    Thank you for your time,
    --
    DataPacRat
    "Niagara is a state of mind."
  2. Archived from groups: rec.games.frp.gurps (More info?)

    "DataPacRat" <datapacrat@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:7177e42e.0503241125.2787f04f@posting.google.com...
    > We all know that time-travel can be tricky when calendar systems
    > change; switching from Julian to Gregorian was bad enough, but there
    > are leap-seconds, "there is no year 0", and other annoyances, even
    > without jumping to Hebrew, Islamic, Chinese, or less well-known dating
    > systems. And so, for all you prospective time-travellers, I offer this
    > possibility for thought: Instead of worrying about all of the above,
    > simply count the number of seconds from a well-defined reference point
    > - let us say, the first man-made nuclear blast at Trinity.
    >
    >
    > Also, I'm attaching a few oddly standard time periods; I checked with
    > Google, and it seems I'm the first person to ever write 'exaweek'
    > online. :)
    >
    >
    > Trinity Reference Time:
    > Monday, July 16, 1945
    > 05:29:45 Mountain War Time (11:29:45 Greenwich)
    >
    >
    > -432,300,000,000,000,000 T: 13,700,000,000 BC (Big Bang)
    > -315,564,829,000,000,000 T: 10,000,000,000 BC
    > -144,200,000,000,000,000 T: 4,570,000,000 BC (Earth formed)
    > -113,600,000,000,000,000 T: 3,600,000,000 BC (First life)
    > -31,556,538,200,000,000 T: 1,000,000,000 BC
    > -19,000,000,000,000,000 T: 600,000,000 BC (Multicellular animals
    > appear)
    > -7,131,800,000,000,000 T: 226,000,000 BC (Sun made one revolution
    > around galaxy)
    > -3,155,709,040,000,000 T: 100,000,000 BC
    > -2,067,000,000,000,000 T: 65,500,000 BC (K-T Extinction)
    > -631,190,900,000,000 T: 20,000,000 BC (First forms of grass appear)
    > -315,626,132,000,000 T: 10,000,000 BC
    > -157,843,748,000,000 T: 5,000,000 BC (Humans and chimpanzees split)
    > -31,617,840,600,000 T: 1,000,000 BC
    > -22,150,897,600,000 T: 700,000 BC (Reversal of Earth's magnetic field)
    > -18,995,249,900,000 T: 600,000 BC (Humans able to produce sounds of
    > spoken language)
    > -9,528,306,870,000 T: 300,000 BC (Homo sapiens seperates from Homo
    > erectus)
    > -4,794,835,350,000 T: 150,000 BC (Mitochondrial Eve)
    > -3,217,011,506,985 T: Jan 1, 100,000 BC
    > -1,639,187,666,985 T: Jan 1, 50,000 BC
    > -850,275,746,985 T: 25,000 BC (Neanderthals die out)
    > -692,493,362,985 T: Jan 1, 20,000 BC
    > -440,041,548,585 T: Jan 1, 12,000 BC
    > -376,928,594,985 T: Jan 1, 10,000 BC (Beginning of neolithic)
    > -358,941,403,209 T: 9,430 BC (End of ice age)
    > -313,815,641,385 T: 8,000 BC (Jericho founded)
    > -219,146,210,985 T: Jan 1, 5,000 BC
    > -187,589,734,185 T: Jan 1, 4,000 BC
    > -168,655,848,105 T: 3400 BC (Bronze age begins)
    > -165,500,200,425 T: 3300 BC (Sumerians develop Cuneiform)
    > -159,188,905,065 T: 3100 BC (Stonehenge construction started.)
    > -156,033,257,385 T: Jan 1, 3,000 BC
    > -153,508,739,241 T: 2920 BC (Egyptian Dynasty I)
    > -142,463,972,361 T: 2570 BC (Great Pyramid built)
    > -140,255,018,985 T: 2500 BC (horse domesticated in China)
    > -124,476,780,585 T: Jan 1, 2,000 BC
    > -118,165,485,225 T: 1,800 BC (Iron age begins)
    > -92,920,303,785 T: Jan 1, 1,000 BC
    > -61,363,826,985 T: Saturday, January 1, 1 00:00:00
    > -61,079,830,185 T: Wednesday, January 1, 10 00:00:00
    > -58,239,689,385 T: Wednesday, January 1, 100 00:00:00
    > -29,837,849,385 T: Monday, January 1, 1000 00:00:00
    > -11,292,953,385 T: Sunday, August 27, 1587 00:00:00 (Last person to
    > leave Roanoke)
    > -11,199,036,585 T: Tuesday, August 18, 1590 00:00:00 (Return to empty
    > Roanoke)
    > -10,903,289,385 T: Tuesday, January 1, 1600 00:00:00
    > -10,000,000,000 T: Friday, August 15, 1628 17:43:05
    > -9,000,000,000 T: Thursday, May 3, 1660 19:29:45
    > -8,000,000,000 T: Sunday, January 10, 1692 21:16:25
    > -7,747,529,385 T: Monday, January 1, 1700 00:00:00
    > -7,000,000,000 T: Thursday, September 19, 1723 23:03:05
    > -6,000,000,000 T: Thursday, May 29, 1755 00:49:45
    > -5,000,000,000 T: Sunday, February 4, 1787 02:36:25
    > -4,592,719,785 T: Wednesday, January 1, 1800 00:00:00
    > -4,000,000,000 T: Wednesday, October 14, 1818 04:23:05
    > -3,919,318,185 T: Saturday, May 5, 1821 00:00:00 (Napoleon dies)
    > -3,000,000,000 T: Saturday, June 22, 1850 06:09:45
    > -2,000,000,000 T: Tuesday, February 28, 1882 07:56:25
    > -1,437,046,185 T: Monday, January 1, 1900 00:00:00
    > -1,169,032,354 T: Tuesday, June 30, 1908 00:17:11 (Tunguska event)
    > -1,000,000,000 T: Friday, November 7, 1913 09:43:05
    > -174,828,585 T: Monday, January 1, 1940 00:00:00
    > -100,000,000 T: Saturday, May 16, 1942 01:43:05
    > -16,975,785 T: Monday, January 1, 1945 00:00:00
    > -10,000,000 T: Thursday, March 22, 1945 17:43:05
    > -1,337,385 T: Sunday, July 1, 1945 00:00:00
    > -1,000,000 T: Wednesday, July 4, 1945 21:43:05
    > -100,000 T: Sunday, July 15, 1945 07:43:05
    > -41,385 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 00:00:00
    > -10,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 08:43:05
    > -1,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:13:05
    > -100 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:28:05
    > -10 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:35
    > -1 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:44
    > 0 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:45
    > 1 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:46 (Light from blast has travelled
    > 299,792.458 km.)
    > 10 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:29:55
    > 100 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:31:25
    > 1,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 11:46:25
    > 10,000 T: Monday, July 16, 1945 14:16:25
    > 45,015 T: Tuesday, July 17, 1945 00:00:00
    > 1,000,000 T: Saturday, July 28, 1945 01:16:25
    > 1,341,015 T: Wednesday, August 1, 1945 00:00:00
    > 10,000,000 T: Friday, November 9, 1945 05:16:25
    > 14,560,215 T: Tuesday, January 1, 1946 00:00:00
    > 100,000,000 T: Wednesday, September 15, 1948 21:16:25
    > 140,790,615 T: Sunday, January 1, 1950 00:00:00
    > 500,000,000 T: Saturday, May 20, 1961 12:23:05
    > 579,164,415 T: Friday, November 22, 1963 18:30:00 (JFK assassinated)
    > 800,000,000 T: Saturday, November 21, 1970 17:43:05
    > 900,000,000 T: Tuesday, January 22, 1974 03:29:45
    > 1,000,000,000 T: Thursday, March 24, 1977 13:16:25
    > 1,750,249,815 T: Monday, January 1, 2001 00:00:00
    > 1,883,561,091 T: Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at 22:54:36 UTC
    > 2,000,000,000 T: Sunday, November 30, 2008 15:03:05
    > 3,000,000,000 T: Wednesday, August 8, 2040 16:49:45
    > 4,000,000,000 T: Saturday, April 16, 2072 18:36:25
    > 4,874,387,415 T: Friday, January 1, 2100 00:00:00
    > 5,000,000,000 T: Tuesday, December 25, 2103 20:23:05
    > 6,000,000,000 T: Friday, September 2, 2135 22:09:45
    > 7,000,000,000 T: Monday, May 11, 2167 23:56:25
    > 8,000,000,000 T: Friday, January 18, 2199 01:43:05
    > 8,030,061,015 T: Wednesday, January 1, 2200 00:00:00
    > 9,000,000,000 T: Monday, September 27, 2230 03:29:45
    > 10,000,000,000 T: Thursday, June 5, 2262 05:16:25
    > 33,275,622,615 T: Wednesday, January 1, 3000 00:00:00
    > 64,832,488,215 T: Saturday, January 1, 4000 00:00:00
    > 96,388,965,015 T: Jan 1, 5000 AD
    > 127,945,441,815 T: Jan 1, 6000 AD
    > 159,501,918,615 T: Jan 1, 7000 AD
    > 191,058,395,415 T: Jan 1, 8000 AD
    > 222,614,872,215 T: Jan 1, 9000 AD
    > 254,171,349,015 T: Jan 1, 10,000 AD.
    > 569,736,117,015 T: Jan 1, 20,000 AD
    > 1,516,430,421,015 T: Jan 1, 50,000 AD
    > 3,094,254,261,015 T: Jan 1, 100,000 AD
    > 1.26219768e15 T: 40,000,000 AD (Australia slams into Asia)
    > 7.13170236e15 T: 226,000,000 AD (Solar system makes one revolution
    > around galaxy)
    > 1.42004084e17 T: 4,500,000,000 AD (Sun becomes red giant)
    > 6.31129475e17 T: 20,000,000,000 AD (Possible 'Big Rip' end of the
    > universe)
    > 1.32537196e18 T: 42,000,000,000 AD (Earliest possible 'Big Crunch')
    > 3.15564768e21 T: 10^14 AD (End of Stelliferous Age, galaxy and star
    > formation ceases)
    > 3.15564768e22 T: 10^15 AD (Planets flung from orbits)
    > 3.15564768e23 T: 10^16 AD (Stars flung from orbits)
    > 3.15564768e43 T: 10^36 AD (Half of protons decay)
    > 3.15564768e47 T: 10^40 AD (All protons decay)
    > 3.15564768e157 T: 10^150 AD (All black holes decay)
    >
    > (Program used: http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html ("The
    > calculation is performed using USA calendar system, and UTC-time, so
    > no local time zones or leap seconds is taken into consideration."),
    > plus a healthy dose of Google Calculator.)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > 1 second
    > 1.209 seconds = 1 microfortnight.
    > 3.155 seconds = 1 nanocentury.
    > 3.6 seconds = 1 millihour
    > 6 seconds = 1 deciminute
    > 8.64 seconds = 1 myrioday.
    > 10 seconds = 1 decasecond
    > 31.556 seconds = 1 microyear. 1 nanomillenium.
    > 36 seconds = 1 centihour
    > 60 seconds = 1 minute.
    > 60.48 seconds = 1 myrioweek. 1.008 minutes.
    > 86.4 seconds = 1 milliday. 1.44 minutes.
    > 100 seconds = 1 hectosecond. 1.667 minutes.
    > 120.96 seconds = 1 myriofortnight. 2.016 minutes.
    > 315.564 seconds = 1 microdecade.
    > 360 seconds = 1 decihour. 6 minutes.
    > 600 seconds = 1 decaminute. 10 minutes.
    > 604.8 seconds = 1 milliweek. 10.08 minutes.
    > 864 seconds = 1 centiday. 14.4 minutes.
    > 1,000 seconds 1 kilosecond. 16.67 minutes.
    > 1,209.6 seconds = 1 millifortnight. 20.16 minutes.
    > 3,155.647 seconds = 1 myrioyear. 52.594 minutes. 1 microcentury.
    > 3,600 seconds = 1 hour. 60 minutes.
    > 6,000 seconds = 1 hectominute. 1.667 hours.
    > 6,048 seconds = 1 centiweek. 1.68 hours.
    > 8,640 seconds = 1 deciday. 2.4 hours.
    > 10,000 seconds = 1 myriasecond. 2.778 hours.
    > 12,096 seconds = 1 centifortnight. 2.4 hours.
    > 31,556.476 seconds = 1 milliyear. 8.765 hours. 1 micromillenium. 1
    > myriodecade.
    > 36,000 seconds = 1 decahour. 10 hours.
    > 60,000 seconds = 1 kilominute. 16.667 hours.
    > 60,480 seconds = 1 deciweek. 16.8 hours.
    > 86,400 seconds = 1 day. 24 hours.
    > 120,960 seconds = 1 decifortnight. 1.4 days.
    > 315,564.768 seconds = 1 centiyear. 3.652 days. 1 myriocentury. 1
    > millidecade.
    > 360,000 seconds = 1 hectohour. 4.167 days.
    > 600,000 seconds = 1 myriaminute. 6.944 days.
    > 604,800 seconds = 1 week. 7 days.
    > 864,000 seconds = 1 decaday. 10 days.
    > 1,000,000 seconds = 1 megasecond. 11.574 days.
    > 1,209,600 seconds = 1 fortnight. 14 days.
    > 2,360,594.88 seconds = 1 sidereal month. 27.321 days.
    > 3,155,647.68 seconds = 1 deciyear. 36.523 days. 1 myriomillenium. 1
    > millicentury. 1 centidecade.
    > 3,600,000 seconds = 1 kilohour. 41.667 days.
    > 6,048,000 seconds = 1 decaweek. 70 days.
    > 8,640,000 seconds = 1 hectoday. 100 hours.
    > 12,096,000 seconds = 1 decafortnight. 140 days.
    > 31,556,476.8 seconds = 1 year. 365.2 days. 1 millimillenium. 1
    > centicentury. 1 decidecade.
    > 36,000,000 seconds = 1 myriahour. 1.14079553 years.
    > 60,000,000 seconds = 1 megaminute. 1.90132588 years.
    > 60,480,000 seconds = 1 hectoweek. 1.91653649 years.
    > 86,400,000 seconds = 1 kiloday. 2.73790926 years.
    > 120,960,000 seconds = 1 hectofortnight. 3.83307297 years.
    > 315,564,768 seconds = 1 decade. 10 years. 1 centimillenium. 1
    > decicentury. 1 decayear.
    > 604,800,000 seconds = 1 kiloweek. 19.1653649 years.
    > 864,000,000 seconds = 1 myriaday. 27.3790926 years.
    > 1,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigasecond. 31.6887646 years.
    > 1,209,600,000 seconds = 1 kilofortnight. 38.3307297 years.
    > 3,155,647,680 seconds = 1 century. 100 years. 1 decimillenium. 1
    > decadecade. 1 hectoyear.
    > 3,600,000,000 seconds = 1 megahour. 114.079553 years.
    > 6,048,000,000 seconds = 1 myriaweek. 191.653649 years.
    > 12,096,000,000 seconds = 1 myriafortnight. 383.307297 years.
    > 31,556,476,800 seconds = 1 millenium. 1,000 years. 1 kiloyear 1
    > hectodecade. 1 decacentury.
    > 60,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigaminute. 1,901.32588 years.
    > 86,400,000,000 seconds = 1 megaday. 2,737.90926 years.
    > 315,564,768,000 seconds = 1 kilodecade. 10,000 years. 1 hectocentury.
    > 1 myrioyear. 1 decamillenium.
    > 604,800,000,000 seconds = 1 megaweek. 19,165.3649 years.
    > 1,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 terasecond. 31,688.7646 years.
    > 1,209,600,000,000 seconds = 1 megafortnight. 38,330.7297 years.
    > 3,155,647,680,000 seconds = 1 myriadecade. 100,000 years. 1
    > kilocentury. 1 hectomillenium.
    > 3,600,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigahour. 114,079.553 years.
    > 31,556,476,800,000 seconds = 1 mega-annum, 1 megayear. 1,000,000
    > years. 1 myriacentury. 1 kilomillenium.
    > 60,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teraminute
    > 86,400,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigaday.
    > 315,564,768,000,000 seconds = 1 megadecade. 10,000,000 years. 1
    > myriamillenium.
    > 604,800,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigaweek
    > 1,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petasecond
    > 1,209,600,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigafortnight
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000 seconds = 1 megacentury. 100,000,000 years.
    > 3,600,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 terahour
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000 seconds = 1 giga-annum, 1 gigayear.
    > 1,000,000,000 years. 1 megamillenium.
    > 60,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petaminute
    > 86,400,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teraday
    > 315,564,768,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigadecade
    > 604,800,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teraweek
    > 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exasecond
    > 1,209,600,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 terafortnight
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000,000 seconds = 1 gigacentury
    > 3,600,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petahour
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000,000 seconds = 1 tera-annum, 1 terayear. 1
    > gigamillenium.
    > 60,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 examinute
    > 86,400,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petaday
    > 315,564,768,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teradecade
    > 604,800,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petaweek
    > 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettasecond
    > 1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petafortnight
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 teracentury
    > 3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exahour
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 peta-annum, 1 petayear. 1
    > teramillenium.
    > 60,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettaminute
    > 86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exaday
    > 315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petadecade
    > 604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exaweek
    > 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottasecond
    > 1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exafortnight
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 petacentury
    > 3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettahour
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exa-annum, 1 exayear. 1
    > petamillenium.
    > 60,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottaminute
    > 86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettaday
    > 315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exadecade
    > 604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettaweek
    > 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentasecond
    > 1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettafortnight
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 exacentury
    > 3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottahour
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zetta-annum, 1
    > zettayear. 1 examillenium.
    > 60,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentaminute
    > 86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottaday
    > 315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettadecade
    > 604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottaweek
    > 1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottafortnight
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 zettacentury
    > 3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentahour
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yotta-annum, 1
    > yottayear. 1 zettamillenium.
    > 86,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentaday
    > 315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottadecade
    > 604,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 xentaweek
    > 1,209,600,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
    > xentafortnight
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1 yottacentury
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
    > xenta-annum, 1 xentayear. 1 yottamillenium.
    > 315,564,768,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
    > xentadecade
    > 3,155,647,680,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
    > xentacentury
    > 31,556,476,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds = 1
    > xentamillenium.
    >
    >
    > Thank you for your time,
    > --
    > DataPacRat

    Thank you. Most impressive. My nomination for best post.
  3. Archived from groups: rec.games.frp.gurps (More info?)

    In article <7177e42e.0503241125.2787f04f@posting.google.com>,
    DataPacRat <datapacrat@gmail.com> wrote:
    >Trinity Reference Time:
    > Monday, July 16, 1945
    > 05:29:45 Mountain War Time (11:29:45 Greenwich)

    [snip a heck of a lot of numbers]

    Wow!

    Did your date calculations take into account all the leap seconds to which you
    referred?
    --
    "Yo' ideas need to be thinked befo' they are say'd" - Ian Lamb, age 3.5
    http://www.cs.queensu.ca/~dalamb/ qucis->cs to reply (it's a long story...)
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    In article <7177e42e.0503241759.72985276@posting.google.com>,
    DataPacRat <datapacrat@gmail.com> wrote:
    >David Alex Lamb <dalamb@qucis.queensu.ca> wrote:
    >
    >> I just paid attention to your userid; did you have anything to do with the
    >> DataPac packet switching network?
    >
    >Since I first chose that alias, back in 2001 or so, you're the first
    >person who's ever mentioned it. :)
    >
    >The connection is purely metaphysical; I knew of the network due to
    >various BBS text files way-back-when, and, when I decided my previous
    >alias needed to be replaced, I couldn't find any evidence that DataPac
    >was still in operation, so there didn't seem to be any conflict.

    I worked on the operating system in Phase II of DataPac back in 1977-8 (before
    I went back to school for a PhD). I've completely lost touch with the people
    I worked with then, and have no idea of its current status.

    http://www.hackcanada.com/canadian/hacking/datapacdefined.html
    (dated 1998) says DataPac is till around, 20 years later.
    --
    "Yo' ideas need to be thinked befo' they are say'd" - Ian Lamb, age 3.5
    http://www.cs.queensu.ca/~dalamb/ qucis->cs to reply (it's a long story...)
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    datapacrat@gmail.com (DataPacRat) abagooba zoink larblortch
    news:7177e42e.0503241125.2787f04f@posting.google.com:

    > We all know that time-travel can be tricky when calendar systems
    > change; switching from Julian to Gregorian was bad enough, but there

    Time travelers could adopt the astronomical standard "Julian day" reference
    rather than make up yet another system.
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