[time-nuts] NOVELTY CLOCK

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Nov 12 07:59:56 EST 2011


On 11/12/2011 01:08 PM, Azelio Boriani wrote:
> Yes for 12-hour display but here in Europe we usually have 24-hour
> displays. Of course analog clocks are always 12-hour.

Since I am in Europe I described a 24 hour display, that why both 0, 1 
and 2 on the first digit was needed. Of these the 0 requires 12 guys, 1 
requires 8 guys and 2 require 11 guys, so there is no savement in 
removing 2 from the first digit.

A further reducement of additional guys would be 1 each for the third 
and fifth digit, since 8 never needs to be represented. Still allowing 
full 24-hour representation including leap seconds (i.e. 24:59:60).

Cheers,
Magnus

> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Magnus Danielson<
> magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org>  wrote:
>
>> On 11/12/2011 10:46 AM, Robin Kimberley wrote:
>>
>>> http://lovedbdb.com/nudemenClock/index2.html
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I found this one rather amusing. Click on the clock anywhere to change
>>> from
>>> analogue to digital.
>>>
>>
>> When switching you find one guy walking on and off the field. However,
>> that the analogue clock take 93 guys is obvious, but I fail to see that 94
>> guys is needed for the digital clock, since the maxium guys used for a
>> digit is 13 and not 15, and the first digit can only have the numbers 0, 1
>> and 2 so only 12 guys would be needed there. Hence, instead of one guy
>> coming in we could send 13 guys of to drink beer when switching to digital
>> display. Hence, digital is more effective.
>>
>> Cheers.
>> Magnus
>>
>>
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