HHC 2014 Location is decided - better late than never?
wlodekmj at yahoo.co.uk
Sat May 24 10:47:16 MDT 2014
Would I be spoiling this amusing discussion were I to suggest that "The first weekend after September 15th, unless that weekend includes a religious holiday." is a starting point for discussion, rather than a formula?
Aologies to Joseph, who does not consider this amusing.
Either way, many thanks for the clarification - we can now start planning and buying tickets. Some have probably already done it all. Though I would be happy to fly part of the way and share in driving the rest of the way should such an opportunity occur.
On Saturday, 24 May 2014, 15:12, Dan Johnson <rdj999 at gmail.com> wrote:
Oh, of COURSE! You're supposed to use the *Mayan* calendar with The Formula.
> On May 24, 2014, at 9:21, "Joseph K. Horn" <joehorn at holyjoe.net> wrote:
> Richard and Roger --
> If the "formula" for HHC dates becomes a topic for the conference, PLEASE warn me ahead of time so that I can vacate the premises during that discussion. It's one of my pet peeves.
> In the past 15 years, all of the following HHC dates have violated the "formula" even when religious holidays are taken into account:
> 1999 (Aug 21-22; that's before Sep 15)
> 2000 (Sep 9-10; that's before Sep 15)
> 2002 (Sep 21-22; Sep 21 was Sukkot; the conference should have been Sep 28-29)
> 2004 (Sep 25-26; Sep 25 was Yom Kippur; the conference should have been Sep 18-19)
> 2008 (Sep 27-28; the conference should have been Sep 20-21)
> 2009 (Oct 3-4; the conference should have been Sep 26-27)
> 2011 (Sep 24-25; the conference should have been Sep 17-18)
> 2012 (Sep 22-23; the conference should have been Sep 15-16 unless the 15th is excluded from the "formula")
> The formula (if we are to be perfectly honest) is currently this: "The first weekend after September 15th, unless that weekend includes a religious holiday, unless that religious holiday is one of the ones that we unpredictably ignore, and except for the other random exceptions that are unpredictably made roughly 50% of the time."
> A "formula" which cannot be used to determine past events, nor used to predict future events, should not be called a "formula".
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