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Originally posted by xxshadowfaxx
Does that mean anything? Does going up on the graph mean decreasing novelty? What could happen to decrease novelty?
Originally posted by segurelha
Hi Evasius, again another excellent post!
I like your idea of 14 November 2010 (habit peak, which turns into a novelty descent) of being more significant than the novelty dips, like the one of 25 October 2009 and the current one.
14 November 2010 onwards seems identically to the late 2008 economic downturn. Watch out this date! It will be a breakthrough! A new direction!
I guess we will witness a great wave of novelty in tNovember 2010!!!
Could it be earthquake-related, since we are witnessing so many earthquakes lately?
Until then, the whole 2010 seems like a "building tensions" period, like the politically and economically aggitated period of 2006, 2007 and 2008.
reply to post by Evasius
On February 6th, 1765 George Grenville rose in Parliament to offer the fifty-five resolutions of his Stamp Bill. A motion was offered to first read petitions from the Virginia colony and others was denied. The bill was passed on February 17, approved by the Lords on March 8th, and two weeks later ordered in effect by the King. The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies. Great Britain was faced with a massive national debt following the Seven Years War. That debt had grown from £72,289,673 in 1755 to £129,586,789 in 1764*. English citizens in Britain were taxed at a rate that created a serious threat of revolt.
Originally posted by finnegans
There's also an article which mentions how Terence arrived at the zero date of December 21st.