[time-nuts] XKCD on time :)
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)
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
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