[time-nuts] XKCD on time :)

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Fri Sep 28 15:09:38 EDT 2018


I'm also into mechanical watches (and am still lusting after one of the
analog clocks from the front of an HP 5061 Cesium), and watched a
fascinating video of a well known Japanese watchmaker (Masahiro Kikuno)
making a wristwatch which displayed this - the "trick" is to keep the
oscillator and hands moving as normal, and "simply" move the hour indices
around. Well worth watching - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1moRfIXCfak
 (skip to ~15 minutes if you want to skip the background)


W

On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 6:17 AM 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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-- 
I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad idea in
the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair of
pants.
   ---maf


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