Subject: OFF: CFJ 1175 Judged FALSE
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 2:29 PM
Peekee changed his ABC to P-Notes, in a message with, Message-
Id: <199911051747.RAA18759@renko.ucs.ed.ac.uk> sent on Fri,
5 Nov 1999 17:47:29 +0000.
Called by: Peekee
Eligible: harvel, Kolja, Lee, Michael, Murphy, Palnatoke,
Had their turn: Blob, Chuck, Crito, Elysion
Already served: -
By request: -
On Hold: elJefe, Steve
Called by Peekee: 06 Nov 1999 14:20:15 +0000
Assigned to harvel: 07 Nov 1999 12:40:32 -0800
Judged FALSE by harvel: 10 Nov 99 8:28:24 EST
Judgement Distributed: As of this message
Considering the above [referring to the Evidence, now located just
below - CotC] I think it is reasonable that my it has been 3
months since Peekee's ABC was last set.
Evidence attached by the Caller:
From: "Alan Riddell" <9900592@YELL.SMS.ED.AC.UK>
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Date sent: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 17:47:29 +0000
Subject: BUS: ABC
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I hereby change my ABC to P-Notes.
Alan "Peekee" Riddell
0131 667 6000, Extension 36007
Rule 1911/0 (Power=1)
A Currency is a Basic Currency only if defined as such by the
Each Player has at most one Associated Basic Currency (ABC).
Initially, Players have no ABC. A Player who has no ABC may
associate a Basic Currency with emself by declaring that e
does so, and stating which Basic Currency is so associated,
in the Public Forum. A Player who has an ABC may change eir
ABC by the same method, but only if:
a) it has been at least 3 months since eir ABC was last set or
b) if the Currency which is to be eir new ABC became a Basic
Currency more recently than eir ABC was last set or changed.
A Player with an ABC may never cease to have any ABC at all,
unless e ceases to be a Player, or eir ABC ceases to be a Basic
Rule 459/1 (Power=1)
The Nomic Week
The Nomic Week begins at midnight, GMT, each Monday. Any
automatic change in the state of the Game which must occur
weekly occurs at the beginning of the Nomic Week. Any
automatic change which must occur monthly occurs at midnight,
GMT, on the first of the month. Any automatic change which must
occur quarterly occurs at midnight, GMT, on the first day of
each calendar quarter.
This Rule defers to any Rule that defines another explicit
schedule for events. Any activity that must be performed at
least weekly, monthly, or quarterly, must occur at least once in
the given period.
The most recent time Peekee changed eir ABC was 29 August, 1999.
According to R.1911, e must wait three months before is capable of
changing it again. In this case, for instance, e would not be able
to change it before 29 November, 1999.
Peekee argues that due to R.459, the month count for the purposes of
R.1911 is incremented on the first of the month. But this is not so.
For that would imply that on 1 September, 1999, e had already waited
one month. This is clearly false. Although months vary in length
(28-31 days, this Court finds), there are no months which are shorter
than a week.
Furthermore, R.459 is irrelevant, for it applies only to automatic
changes in the gamestate, while the length of time from one event to
the present is not a change at all, much less an automatic one.