[time-nuts] XKCD on time :)

Eric Scace eric at scace.org
Fri Sep 28 09:16:28 EDT 2018


Which, if I recall correctly, was the system used in Japan immediately before the adoption of Western time methods. Each day’s interval between sunrise-sunset was divided into a six units… so, in comparison with an absolute scale, the absolute duration of each unit of time varied from day to day and location to location.

More details here <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_clock>.

> On 2018 Sep 28, at 04:58 , Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
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>  https://xkcd.com/2050/
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> A new meaning for rubber seconds.
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