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Old August 16 2013, 08:24 AM   #87
Boris Skrbic
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Re: Could stardates make some sense?

Dropped digits aren't supported by any piece of evidence I recall, and why would we need them? It is clear that for the time before TOS, humans at least use mostly Gregorian calendar dates (seen even in TOS, aside from numerous references to relative dates in calendar days, months, years, centuries). There is also evidence of alternate timekeeping systems, with the Mitchell/Dehner dossier numbers (1087.7 and 1089.5) being about two years apart, and like I said, JJ stardates are also a candidate. The presence of various systems, including calendars of other Federation members, is probably alleviated by the universal translator and the advanced computer, taking care of any conversions for the average user.

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