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 Dsa Annual Meeting 1201;, Teh REEELZ turn of the grossury!!
icarus
Posted: Jun 15 2017, 08:47 PM


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The DSA has decided to meet once again in Atlanta, GA on Friday one-dozen-one October 1201;. We will be meeting, pending a reservation, at the AMA Executive Conference Center north of downtown. I will be staying in the tall cylindrical hotel merely because they needed pi to design it. (That's 3;18480949 for all us trublu dozenalists!)

Here's the info in decimal:

DSA General Membership Meeting
Friday 13 October 2017
Atlanta Executive Conference Center
1170 Peachtree Street NE, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309

I will likely open the meeting room at 8 or so and others will join around or after noon. That is when the business meeting will take place.

I will arrive MARTA-liciously from the airport most likely on Thursday night and stay till Saturday, though many stayed till Sunday morning last year.

Come and chat with us at

The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

jawbone about dozens or systems o' measure or time, come show us your symbols and number-words galore. Even the number-word "galore"! I can talk non-dozenal in almost any base. I have dozenal freebies for any interested soul.

And no. It's not unlucky. Friday the one dozen first. Now friday the one dozen third, whoa. that's really not a fortunate date.

I'll keep all posted on the evolution of this meeting date and time. We have one potential junior speaker coming from Florida to present her dozenal work.
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Posted: Jul 11 2017, 08:27 PM


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Confirmed:

We will be meeting at the above address, room 305. See you in Atlanta!
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Posted: Jul 13 2017, 09:13 PM


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QUOTE (icarus @ Jul 11 2017, 08:27 PM)
Confirmed:

We will be meeting at the above address, room 305. See you in Atlanta!

People should definitely come. All the cool kids will be there. Even if you're not a member, come to socialize for a while.
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Posted: Jul 14 2017, 01:47 PM


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I have one confirmed and one still-confirming junior attendee coming to meet us. I think you'll be amazed at the people who are coming.

Meeting "IRL" is a great way to chat and get closer with like minds. The location is simply pleasant and the meeting area is stocked with everything we need to discuss at our whim whatever aspect of dozenal or any tangent we desire to express. Last time we had a great presentation on primel and an exposition of a watch Paul made that shows dozenal time in several formats. We talked about sundry topics outside of the meeting, in the spacious lobby of the Westin. The Westin is fully recyclable as a gigantic silver can in downtown Atlanta and you can't miss it. Just ask, "hey bub where's the recyclable cylindrical edifice that is actually a secret transportation rocket to the other habitable worlds in the galaxy" and they will point to the giant can and say, "whooomp, there it is! BOOM shaka laka shaka laka." There are great restaurants and the city is overall a pleasure, friendly people.

We keep time in "duors" or TGM tims, whatever you desire. How many places can you reference your favorite dozenal system or say "do-two" and everyone just know it's fourteen? How many places can you just openly chat about the distaste you have for opaque semitotatives or the sourness of 5 in bases 12 and 18? We can talk Humphrey points, Pitman numerals, SPD tests, and more. People become more than their avatars, more than Pat Benatar, who probably isn't as hardcore in person as she is on stage, ha especially now collecting securecare 65. Maybe Don will bring that cool circular sliderule (hey...). When we keep time in duors we also listen to The Duors, which is a better version of a similar sounding band's name straight outta da Bronx, I mean, everything literally improved.

The meeting center is about a mile north. It's a pleasant walk (for those of us that are fanatic about walking, i.e., me) but a brief cab ride as well. It is not a pleasant walk in the rain haha. At least going to meeting. Coming from meeting okay. Smelling like a drowned fish at the meeting, not okay. But it has happened to me more than once, like in yesterday's sudden downpour. I could swear I had at least a half an hour before the burgeoning cumulus got too heavy. Luckily Joe my buddy ol' pal drove by with "Wanna ride!" because I would've been even more drownded than I was. Coffee along the way.

I'm gonna fly in and take MARTA. That's very smart-a, because the tin can is right across the street from a MARTA station, and I think the meeting place is not far from one too. One two three. That's how easy it is. But not as easy is how you buy MARTA cards and I think I'll get it totally right this second time haha.

Another benefit is you get to hear more of my licks which are better in person I swear. ; ) And everyone who comes is personable and awesome and the breakfast in the tin can is exquisite. Ferris Bueller would say, "so choice". For the shee-shee breakfast alone I would visit. Newbies to the ATL can check out the Coke Museum and CNN, Olympic Park and other interesting venues in walking distance. You can belch, get your latest fabricated update, and have a picnic in one single day!

The greatest reason is that admission is zero dollahs, which is zero in any base. (sometimes it is not expressible in some bases. The "bases" I am most fond of now - in thought - are "pi-code" and "multiplicity notation", great little ways of seeing the factors of numbers that are highly composite and involve small primes). I could talk for hours alone on numbers and their factors. I should have all my Mathematica cool tools there and we can make charts of any base you name and play around with it all. Sure flying is a drag (hopefully not too much drag, or you ain't really flying, are ya?) and hotels and all that, but that's all background stuff. You don't have to stay in the silver canister; there are other places nearby like the Hampton Inn and such.

If you come, bring anything you want to discuss; bring numerals or tables, etc. I will have a stock of Bulletin hardcopies and some classic Manuals of the Dozen System, even some neat-o original DSA Member cards that I can fill out when you're there. If you want to "check out" some DSA books and swear that you'll give them back next time or send it back I'll tote them and loan them to you.

I think you'll find that the weekend ain't enough to say everything you wanna say and you'll be jonesing for another annual meeting in less than an annum!

Now I am gonna take a nap. Too much espresso. Zzz.
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Posted: Jul 15 2017, 04:07 PM


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QUOTE (icarus @ Jul 14 2017, 01:47 PM)
Maybe Don will bring that cool circular sliderule

Don can bring the circular slide rule if there's interest. He will also be bringing a complete set of TGM measuring implements (a weight scale; rulers; measuring cups; the works!). Well, not complete; no fine-measurement calipers and such. But complete for daily living, anyway. Maybe even a set of kitchen weights! I'm also contemplating the design of some manipulable dozenall-teaching tools, which I will hopefully bring with me, as well.

It really is a great experience. I'm pretty seriously outmatched mathematically by just about everybody there, but it's fine; people are willing to explain things to me like I'm a small child, and it works out. Come along!
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Posted: Jul 16 2017, 02:25 PM


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I think at least a couple will be interested. I know for a fact one attendee would be highly interested!
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Posted: Jul 18 2017, 02:31 PM


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Ok, I bit the bullet and booked a flight for evening of Thu the zenth of October (ᘔ/10/1201z=10/12/2017d), so I can be there early for the meeting on Friday. Staying at the Weston through Sunday.

Depending on time, I can do the Primel Zoom presentation again, and/or a presentation surveying the various schemes for "Dozenal English". Perhaps even the Plenimal stuff, if there's interest.
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Posted: Jul 18 2017, 06:52 PM


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I gotta get a flight but will definitely be there to open the room on Friday. Can't wait to see you all!
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TravisK
Posted: Jul 18 2017, 08:02 PM


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A meeting in Atlanta? Nifty, I live a few hours from there! Count me in
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Posted: Jul 18 2017, 09:24 PM


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It will be good to meet you Travis!
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Posted: Jul 21 2017, 08:10 PM


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QUOTE (Kodegadulo @ Jul 18 2017, 02:31 PM)
Depending on time, I can do the Primel Zoom presentation again

By the way, I finally got to work on videofying the Primel Zoom presentation. To make it Youtubeable, I've cut out the beginning bits (explaining notation, metric systems, and the like), and am focusing on the "human-scale" part onward, giving us a ten-minute or so "zoom" through the cosmos, from the Planck length to the universe, with multiple metric systems giving our scales the whole way through.

Kode, this thing is truly amazing. Do you have a script, or do you want me to do one? Or even just one with some music running in the background, if I can find anything public-domain enough.

Also, do you want your real name on it, or "Kodegadulo"?
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Posted: Jul 21 2017, 10:42 PM


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Let's just go with "Kodegadulo" for now. Does the video focus on the screen, or do I also show up on camera? I think I'd rather stay off-frame.

I don't have a written script per se, I was just working from memory -- all those images certainly provide a wealth of mnemonics! smile.gif I don't think it's absolutely necessary to supply a transcript with it. But I'm not sure I understand your question. Do you mean that you only have video, but no sound?

Perfectly okay with me to cut it down to just the Zoom proper, that's really the part everyone would be interested in. I'm surprised that part was only 10 minutes, it felt a lot longer at the time! smile.gif But that's a fine length for a youtube. Also perfectly okay with you adding music, as long as it seems compatible; that would be awesome! smile.gif
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Posted: Jul 22 2017, 06:06 AM


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Oh, sorry; I wasn't clear. The video I took with the camcorder all turned out unusably awful. So I took your powerpoint directly and converted it to mp4, and am working with it in KDEnlive. So there's no sound, but I'm getting the great transitions and all that with it.

It's not ten minutes yet (when I converted it, I have it a third of a minute on each frame so I'd have plenty of room to play with it, figuring I could speed it back up later; as it is, it's nearly an hour long), but I think it will fall nicely in that approximate window soon.

I'll have to find some good music for it. Star Wars would be ideal, wouldn't it? Shame it'd cost a fortune. Maybe some of the Goldberg variations...
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Posted: Oct 11 2017, 01:38 AM


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The Annual Meeting is not far!

Those of you coming to Atlanta for the 1201; Annual Meeting of the DSA will find me at the tall tin can downtown Thursday evening, prolly will hang out in the lobby where there is wifi. I will also be at AMA early Friday to open the conference room. I am in town till noon Saturday.

Really looking forward to meeting those coming! I'll have a couple Bulletin back issues, a classic membership card for anyone interested, and sundry other items.
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Posted: Oct 15 2017, 06:42 PM


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A dozen of us met in Atlanta this past Friday!

President dgoodmaniii and icarus walked to the venue, two miles (how many grafuts or lengthels??) to the meeting venue. The business meetings began at 5;76 duor (duor being traditional) and wrapped just after noon. We lunched at Panera nearby and talked about dozenal doings and systems of measure and time. We elected officers and decided several motions that help keep the organization moving. Aside from the standard business meeting (the dozenal society is legally incorporated and has required corporate meetings every year) we had several presentations.

The first was a video from a few years ago showing member ae596 (in attendance) explaining the binary number system quite professorially at the age of a half dozen years. He went on to suggest were we to add two new numerals dek and el, we could have the dozenal number system. He says in the video he got that idea from "Schoolhouse Rock!" of the 70s. This was ae596's first meeting. He came with his folks.

Next, a young woman one dozen two years old named August from north central Florida presented her adaptation of Napier's bones to duodecimal. She presented how to multiply and divide and extract square and cube roots with implements she and her father had made. Those in attendance really enjoyed this exposition. Her presentation had a screen and hands-on component that really helped everyone present actually see the concept in action and even some of the very patient and understanding wives and loved ones who accompany us wily dozenalists to the meeting were able to calculate wickedly long cube roots. August came with her father.

Prof. Jay Schiffman presented prime repunits (primes of the form (b^n - 1)/(b - 1) in base cool.gif in various bases. The discussion involved the decimal and the dozenal, but also hexadecimal and other bases. Jay showed us some resources online and described the computation process, dependent on factoring, which can be exceptionally difficult.

Icarus gave a five minute presentation on nontrivial anomalous cancellation. Due to the youth in audience, I took a humorous approach, merely writing "16/64" and suggesting that the new way to do fractions is very easy: just cancel the 6s and you get 1/4! I did same with a few other problems to effect the appearance that it always worked, but they were on to me. By that point I switched to dozenal 1b/b6 and got 1/6. All that we did was just show that these were indeed as anomalous as the airline telling me that my flight was cancelled.

Kodegadulo gave an in-depth presentation on Dozenal English. The presentation pointed out the quirky way we refer to numbers (ordinal) in English. Several common schemes for dozenal numbers were explored, including the do-gro-mo system and Pendlebury's original dozenal number name system (zena-, duna-, trina-, etc.) and that it broke from the way English uses every third power of ten to name powers of the base.

The Beard Award was granted to August for her efforts in publishing and furthering dozenal use by dozenalizing Napier's bones. She was thrilled and all were impressed by her presentation. August is one of 4 females who've won the Beard Award and is the youngest among them.

Kodegadulo also showed much of Primel Zoom but we were running out of time at the conference center.

Many enjoyed conversation with August and her father, with Kodegadulo and Karen and ae596 and his folks; ae596 spoke for us all in wishing it would go on forever.

At 9;9 duor we once again visited Il Localino for an Italian dinner together. There were eight of us. This year we sorely missed the Zirkels who could not make it. Also missed was Paul Rapoport who came last year. There was much discussion of primel and TGM units between ae596 and Kodegadulo. Don Goodman, president, and the first lady of the DSA were present and discussed sundry matters with icarus and Jay Schiffman. We are left marvelling at the intelligence of youth, something that gives us hope for a positive future.

The next morning Kodegadulo and icarus met in the lobby of the Westin Peachtree to get aligned in bitbucket to produce the next issue of the Bulletin.

We look forward to the next meeting, which may be in the very same place around the same time next year, 1202; (2018). As before, I do plan on arriving the night before and am totally available ahead of meeting and thereafter, including the next morning, to anyone who wants to talk dozenal.
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Posted: Oct 16 2017, 01:30 AM


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Many thanks for the engaging report of the 1201 meeting! (As I write this, it's UTC 119 tongue.gif )
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Posted: Oct 16 2017, 01:32 AM


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Thanks for the report! Sounds like it was a wonderful event and I am sorry I could not make it. (But one of these days... laugh.gif)
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QUOTE (Double sharp @ Oct 16 2017, 01:32 AM)
... I am sorry I could not make it. (But one of these days... laugh.gif)

Well, we'd be happy to see you at one. Don't be a stranger! smile.gif
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