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December 24th, 2010

You better not vacuum tears into your eyes, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is leaving town @ 06:12 pm


I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already! It feels like it's only a week into December!

Which makes it even more likely that time is actually moving faster. Y'see, in 2000, it felt like April was taking forEVER, but on November 3, 2010, I almost put the date in my The Notebook for English class as SEPTEMBER, and of course, now the last 24 days before Christmas felt like only 7 days.

Let x be the year + the month / 12 (for instance, July 1993 is 1993 7/12) and y(x) be the ratio of how much time seems to have passed at a given point in the month x to how much time has really passed (for instance, if time appears to be moving at twice its normal speed, then y = ½).

Then:

y(April 2000) or y(2000⅓) > 1 (let's just say y(2000⅓) = 31/30, even though I doubt that April 2000 seemed only one day longer to me than it really was)
y(September 2010) or y(2010¾) is between 0 and 29/63. Let k = y(2010¾).
y(December 2010) or y(2011) = 7/24

If k = 19/63 (the lowest multiple of 1/63 that is greater than 7/24), linear regression for these points creates a function with a zero between January and February 2015, implying that time will reverse there. Increasing k to 29/63 moves the zero of the function to between October and November 2016, so time has to reverse somewhere between January 2015 and November 2016.

But wait - since y(2000⅓) is probably more than 31/30, the value of y is probably decreasing faster than the linear regression equations I found predict, so time will reverse even sooner than that! :O


 
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From:matt1993
Date:December 25th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
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Merry Christmas to you too! :)

Edited at 2010-12-25 05:18 am (UTC)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:December 31st, 2010 09:38 am (UTC)
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I'll take your word for it. How much time will be reversed?
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From:matt1993
Date:January 1st, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
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All of the time in the universe. See, it feels like the ratio of how fast time appears to be moving and how fast it should be (i.e. 1 "second per second") is decreasing, so if it ever reaches zero (which it will if I was correct in assuming that the speed of time is a linear function of the year), that would mean any amount of time would feel like no time at all, so time is moving infinitely fast, and if it becomes negative, that would mean time is moving backwards.

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