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Posted: 18 September 2006 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Posted: 18 September 2006 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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*cough*
More on topic, please.

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Posted: 20 September 2006 07:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Posted: 06 October 2006 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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I’m in 4!!!

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Posted: 07 October 2006 05:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Of course, you’d need another chart to distinguish which countries/zones use Daylight Savings Time.

Funny—I was just sharing a rant with an astronomer about the stupidity of Daylight Savings Time.

When I lived in Quito, we were the same as US’s Eastern Time except during Daylight Savings, in which case we matched up with Central (St. Louis, which is where I’m from).  Try explaining the utility of Daylight Savings to people in Quito (where you can almost use a thermometer as a clock, and the sun rises and sets at 6 am and 6 pm with, I believe, less than 10 minutes’ variation throughout the year)!

It’s like cutting off a foot of cloth from the top end of your blanket and sewing it on at the bottom during Summer, then cutting it off again and sewing it back on the top in Winter.  (I first heard that in Sam Levenson’s “In One Era and Out the Other”—if anyone knows who said it first, let me know.)

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Posted: 08 October 2006 12:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Welcome, Jenn, to the MoH forum!  A new face is always welcome.  A caution, don’t post any more personal info than you have already in your Public Profile page.  Our members are pretty cool, but this is a totally public website.  Now, on topic, I was wandering through our local “Discovery Garden”, today, which is a really beautiful place, and came across a large sundial.  Specs were I estimate at 8ft high on the iron beam, an 8ft base, and 20ft diameter or so on the surrounding dial, formed from cement and marble slabs, with regular segments of hours set in stone around the face of the dial, including stars indicating nightime.  I figure, well this can’t be always accurate.  Then I saw the large display plaque posted to one side.  It has this really long explanation about how sun time (Earth rotation time, actually), does not equal your watch-time, which is set at exactly 24 hours per day.  In fact, it explained how on only 4 days of eash year, precisely at noon, would our wristwatches and clocks actually equal sun time.  It gave a really elaborate chart, along with a four-stage mathematical formula to make the shadow on the sundial equal the time on your watch.  Unfortunately, when I was there, it was totally clouded-over, and there was no shadow on the sundial.  So much for Archemides, or whoever.  Also, my wristwatch consistently gains one minute per month, for the past nine years, and thru 3 battery changes.  I reset it about every 6 months, but right now is running 4 mins fast, so screw the sundial thing.  Oh, and to be actually ‘on topic’, I’m in 4, and Pennsylvania, specifically, as if you didn’t already know.  Luv you guys.

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Posted: 01 November 2006 12:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Inscription frequently found on sundials:  “Vulnerant omnia, ultima necat. “

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Posted: 02 December 2006 01:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Inscription frequently found on sundials:  “Vulnerant omnia, ultima necat. “

I wonder if death isn’t preferable to being wounded every time the big hand comes around…

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Posted: 08 May 2007 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Hooray # 4!!!!

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Posted: 12 June 2007 09:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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I’m in:

4 1/3 the time when I’m at Home
1 1/3 the time when I’m in Redmond
3 1/3 the time when I’m in North Dakota or Calgary

Forget worry about others though, most of the time I’m trying to figure out which time zone I’m in!

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Posted: 22 June 2007 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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I am located in 4.
I wish, however, that I were in 5!

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