[time-nuts] New unit of time measurement

Tom Harris celephicus at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 20:13:01 EST 2012


Actually a friend who lived in Rome proposed a new European definition of
the nanosecond as the time between the lights going green and the sound of
the horn of the car behind you. I still remember driving in the rushhour in
Rome, now _that_ was scary.

On 15 January 2012 14:40, Skip Withrow <skip.withrow at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear nuts,
>
> I would like to propose a new unit of time, the 'textsecond'.  This is
> the interval of time from the time the signal light turns green to
> when the driver behind the idiot texting driver honks their horn.
> Still collecting data on its exact length, but seeing a lot more
> examples lately.
>
> I'm sure there is probably a much more clever name (and there are a
> lot of clever time-nuts out there).  However, I don't want this
> comment on social behaviour to blossom into a lengthy OT thread.
>
> Regards,
> Skip Withrow
>
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Tom Harris <celephicus at gmail.com>



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