I will freely admit, I have a bit of an addiction to timepieces. As Hyco posted this weekend, the pocket-watch may have somewhat gone out of style — although I have owned a number of them — the wristwatch is still alive and ticking. This is actually a bit surprising, since most people [...]
Yesterday, it seems, we all leaped an hour into the future. Somehow, as if by magic, an entire hour disappeared for every resident of the civilized world, and nobody seemed phased by it at all. Sure, some people, including commenter craigsu who suggested this topic, seem to have a nasty case of jetlag [...]
Are you sick and tired of Plebs leeching free time-telling from your clock, think even binary numbering has too many digits for proper elegance, and wish you could be more of a dick about what a math nerd you are? If so, then I’ve got good news for you friend. Even more impressive is [...]
The clock here is known as the Shepard’s Gate Clock and it resides at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Greenwich, London. Those of you familiar with time will no doubt recognize the Royal Greenwich Observatory as the center of the time-keeping world. Or at least, it used to be.
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This is a prototype for a clock designed to keep time for 10,000 years. How is that different from a well-made watch? Technically, a watch keeps time for 12 hours – then repeats that cycle. This clock shows the position of the sun, moon, stars, horizon, and the date in addition to the “mundane” [...]
As someone who considers himself digitally enlightened, I find it shocking to see the number of people who cannot read an analog clock face. Timekeeping is an art form that has remained true to it’s roots for millennia. The same cannot even be said of the written word. The day has been measured at [...]
I'm not sure how to tell time with this watch, and I'm not sure I care.
Although the portable timepiece, most closely analogous to the conventional watch we are familiar with today, actually dates to the mid 1400′s, it was not until the late 1700′s that these timepieces developed minute and second hands. [...]
A complicated clock designed for an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. According to some sources, the prop was not only artistic, it was also a functioning timepiece.
As many of you are no doubt aware, last night was Hallowe’en. As there is no way for trick-or-treaters to get to our door, thanks to a building that is only slightly less secure than your average bank, we decided to visit some family on their farm nearby. Despite being a rural setting about a five minute drive from the nearest small town, they normally get quite a large number of kids begging for candy like homeless people in a subway station. We expected a fairly busy night, and had a generous supply of candy, pop and snackies to hand out.
Several hours later, we’d had one knock at the door. And that was from another family member.
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