[time-nuts] XKCD on time :)

Peter Vince petervince1952 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 09:35:10 EDT 2018


Also the ancient Egyptians through to the Romans;  See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-hour_clock#History_and_use



On Fri, 28 Sep 2018 at 14:17, Eric Scace <eric at scace.org> wrote:
>
> 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:
> >
> >  https://xkcd.com/2050/
> >
> > A new meaning for rubber seconds.


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