30/06/2016 at 10:31 #12580
I’ve had an idea to check if our stardate will always be unique on Saturdays.
To test that, I first figured out that the only ambiguous stardates are those that conform to the following criteria:
- only three numbers for day and month,
- the first number is 1, 2 or 3,
- the second number is 1,
- the third number is 1 or 2.
Therefore, the only possibilites are: 111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312.
I see no other possibilities that would be ambiguous in telling us what the real life date it was, if we know it’s a Saturday.
So, here are the Saturdays in question for all years between 2010 and 2036.
11th of January 2014
1st of November 2014
11th of January 2020
11th of January 2025
1st of November 2025
11th of January 2031
1st of November 2031
1st of November 2036
11th of February 2012
1st of December 2012
11th of February 2017
1st of December 2018
11th of February 2023
1st of December 2029
11th of February 2034
1st of December 2035
21st of January 2012
2nd of November 2013
21st of January 2017
2nd of November 2019
21st of January 2023
2nd of November 2024
2nd of November 2030
21st of January 2034
21st of February 2015
2nd of December 2017
2nd of December 2023
21st of February 2026
2nd of December 2028
21st of February 2032
2nd of December 2034
21st of February 2037
3rd of November 2012
31st of January 2015
3rd of November 2018
31st of January 2026
3rd of November 2029
31st of January 2032
3rd of November 2035
31st of January 2037
3rd of December 2011
3rd of December 2016
3rd of December 2022
3rd of December 2033
3rd of December 2039
The only ones that are incoming in the future are:
- 11th of January 2025 and 1st of November 2025,
- 11th of January 2031 and 1st of November 2031.
Both of those combinations are so far away in the future, we’ll probably move on to other games by then, die, or fly in real spaceships.
So, unless you’re using the stardate to signify a date that is not a Saturday’s duty shift, we won’t run into trouble. If you’re using stardates for other dates, I recommend making them even more arbitrary and without any meaning. If something didn’t happen on a duty shift, it doesn’t really matter when it did happen. Or you can add zeroes for those dates.
P.S: If you can think of any dates I haven’t covered, feel free to write them down, and I’ll check them.30/06/2016 at 13:58 #12589MatsiyanParticipant
Thank you!04/07/2016 at 14:18 #12808Matthew VajParticipant
Wow. How long did it take you to look all this up?04/07/2016 at 14:47 #12815
A few minutes.
I already had a table with all dates between 2000-01-01 and 2036-12-31. Just wrote a simple query on it.04/07/2016 at 21:11 #12875XavierKeymaster
Blaze, thanks! That is pretty awesome. I recall having several… discussions… with people about the star dates and why I didn’t think they need changing. What you have presented above pretty much clears up any possible disagreements until 2031!04/07/2016 at 21:15 #12877
Yup, that’s why I did it.04/07/2016 at 21:45 #12881Adele MundyParticipant
Is there a ribbon for Services to Stardate? 🙂09/09/2017 at 03:44 #26474GypsyDanger411Participant
I thought the star date system was 090817-2263
2238: RP year
09/09/2017 at 06:38 #26477MatsiyanParticipant
- This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by GypsyDanger411.
No. Leading zeroes are omitted to retain the flavour of the ST:TOS stardates.
Earlier in this thread Blaze proved that this is not ambiguous for Saturday shift dates for many years to come.
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