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erisian time

Back in the old days, the world was on many conflicting systems of keeping time. While three-quarters time might prevail in one area, elsewhere it was spare time or springtime or due time or ragtime.
Exactly 136 years ago a bunch of pundits from all over the world met in Washington, DC, and decided everyone should employ Standard Time (used by Standard Oil of New Jersey), based on Greenwich Mean Time (the time I was using in the meantime in Greenwich Village).
Far from perfect, this solution allows it to be one time in London at the exact moment it is some other time entirely in New York or San Francisco or Moscow.

Today, on this Daytime holiday, in coordination with Pope Crestomanci and the consensual decision of other respected Popes and Bishops of the New and Old World, we present the exact Erisian (Discordian) time. Discordian time is a single planetary decimal time. If in Christian time, the clock shows the correct time only in Greenwich Village and surroundings, then Erisian time on the whole planet is the same, that is, in some places the dawn is usually at 1 o’clock, while in the opposite side of the world it is at 6 o’clock. With this the beginning of Discordian day (0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds) coincides with the beginning of Christian day on Easter Island on winter time (GMT-5). This means that the Erisian day starts 5 Christian hours later than the day in London (UTC ± 0:00).

As in the original decimal time system, there is 10 hours, 100 minutes in an hour, 100 seconds in a minute in a Discordian day. 10 hours per day – exactly as many fingers on both hands, without all these 12 apostles and 12 tribes.

1 Erisian hour = 0.1 days = 2.4 Christian hours
1 Erisian minute = 0.001 day = 1.44 Christian minute
1 Erisian second = 0.00001 day = 0.864 Christian second

In general, Discordian time coincides with the traditional decimal time (previously officially used in France and China), with a slight difference that Erisian time is the same for the whole planet, it has no time zones and is used within Discordian calendar.
At this address you can find out the exact discordinian time and date right now:

https://is3.soundragon.su/dtime/

The source code for calculating time in javascript is published here: https://gitlab.com/zlax/dtime-js

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happy gonkulator day

I’d like to make a public statement. I was fooled. I bought the PR, believing in advertising. I admit my mistake, which i realized only now.

Previously, i translated all the sites i administer into https, because ‘s’ at the end means “secure”. That’s probably the reason of  success of this campaign: “Make all your sites secure”.
Yes, a https session can and should be used for personal correspondence on unsafe networks, but it is not necessary to view pictures on social networks with https (as popular browsers force users to do, showing “secure” and “insecure” depending on the presence of https/http pictures). I understood this at the beginning of using it, but being fooled, i was continued to fool myself in the spirit of “well, after all, an unscrupulous provider can find out what particular pictures are viewed by users”. And that’s why, giving in to the corporate PR, i did compulsory redirection to https on all sites. Even when i saw how many trackers are inserted into sites of the corporations that are concerned about security and promoting this protocol.

But in preparation for today’s holiday, i realized that all this is nonsense compared to what loads the https protocol imposes on the global digital infrastructure. Not only a servers encrypt each request before it is sent, but a clients also use additional resource consumption to decrypt the data they receive. This imaginary security concern leads to increased demand for power consumption and computing on a global scale. This imaginary security concern leads to faster and more frequent battery discharge, where when viewing friends’ feeds, the mobile device only does what encrypts and decrypts images and short publicly available text messages. In fact, this creates a demand for energy and computing power.

I am not going to give up this protocol where it is justified (for example, in the private correspondences). But where there is no need in it, i will try to remove the obligatory https redirect, which i did after being fooled. Literally, i was fooled by browsers showed such sites as “unsafe” when opening new tabs.

First of all, i removed the redirect of these sites right now; they are again available via HTTP protocol, which does not create additional loads and power consumption, and does not increase the additional demand for energy carriers:

http://is3.soundragon.su

http://zlaxyi.soundragon.su

Gradually, i will try to fix this mistake and reduce to a minimum my personal involvement in what provokes an increase in useless energy consumption on a global scale.

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saint mammes day

Using my apostolic authority, on this day i rank in concord Greek Orthodox Saint Mammes among the Erisian Saints. Now Mammes is twice a saint (in two religions), and this day is the 39th of Bureaucracy of the Erisian calendar and the 2nd of September of the Julian calendar, from now on it is twice the day of St. Mammes.

Commemorating the Life and Memory of Erisian and Greek Orthodox Mammes, twice canonized.

Mammes, a Cypriot hermit, lived by raising sheep, grazing goats and growing grapes. He did not pay any taxes. The Roman viceroy was angry at a shepherd who did not observe financial discipline, and sent soldiers after him. When the soldiers led the violator to the viceroy, a huge lion ran out of the forest, escaping from the circus. The soldiers, frightened, fled, and Mammes with a single movement of his hand tamed the lion and ridden on him to the viceroy. The astonished Roman freed Mammes from all taxes and duties. Since then, this saint has been the patron saint of animals and tax evaders. Continue reading

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Lingananda! Happy St. Mojo’s day, the 5th day of Discord 3181!

On this holiday occasion, i’m offering a small portion of etymology of state citizenship; most probably you were not aware of the origins of its title (unless you’ve ever been a member of the male monasterial order of St. Ignatius). And in case you were aware, then, as it usually happens, you were instantly forgetting about that, affected by the angel spirits:

NemanRos’ is a river in the territory of Ukraine, it’s a right inflowing stream of Dnepr.

The river’s rise is located by the village of Ordyncy, Pogrebishnsky district, Vinnitskaya oblast. The major towns that Ros’ river flows across are: Belaya Tserkov, Boguslav, Korsun’-Shevchenkovskiy. There are four hydroelectric power stations situated on the river.

According to some history scientists, the origin of the name Rus’ is connected to Ros’, and this way indirectly the name Russia. The rivers Ros’ka, Rosava and Rastavitsa flow into Ros’ river’s basin. The Polyan tribe was living at the shores of Ros’. In the times of the Ancient Russian state the Poross defense line was established along the north shore of Ros’, it was supposed to protect the south borders against steppe nomads’ raids.

Ros’ (Polish Roś) is a lake in Poland, on the territory of Varminsk-Mazursk voevodstvo. The area of water surface is 18,88 km².

Ross’, Ros’ (Belarusian Ros’) is a river in Grodno oblast, it’s a let inflowing stream of Neman. It length is 99 km, basin area 1250 km². Continue reading