Gilbert Minute

When we began producing the daily P.I.D. Radio shows back in May, our goal was to hold the episodes to 15 minutes. It’s not that we have trouble filling more time; we just like to have time together in the evening to be “husband and wife” and not “co-hosts”.

Over the last three-plus months, however, we’ve discovered that the 15-minutes shows appear to be somewhat longer when measured by conventional means. We’re not sure if this is due to some temporal anomaly inside our home, but David Endsley — A/K/A “Hat Dude” — speculates:

It is theorized that the Gilbert minute is related to a Lorenz attractor which is a fractal structure corresponding to the long-term behavior of the Lorenz oscillator. Edward Lorenz (who discovered the Lorenz attractor) was an early pioneer of Chaos Theory. It is quite apparent to this writer that the Gilbert Minute is very chaotic.

He’s absolutely right about that.

The symbol for the Gilbert Minute, he adds, is Gmin, which yesterday was calculated at a whopping 2.77:1.

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