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RDF on Government Time

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 17:25:59 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <403832.55035.qm@web112613.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
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I posted a draft whitepaper on the subject of Civil Time calculations [1].

"Any RDF List which can be bisected (split in two) can be quantified with respect to time. The sciences use Sidereal (Star) Time for continuity. Governments and the Private Sector use Civil Time. The two time conventions do not match at very high and very low transaction frequencies. Although the high frequency case needs an explanation, the low frequency case is self-evident – a human lifetime will only see a certain number of Leap days. The continuity constraint on the Time Value of Money is tantamount to pushing an unknown number of Leap days to the end of time."

The paper includes the eigenvalues for a periodic Leap day (along with an explanation of what the heck those are).

The interesting part, for RDF lovers (know any?), is that I believe it's possible to keep two Lists of metadata Properties straight, but not one.  This is a pretty odd result.

--Gannon

[1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/tvm-climate.pdf   
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