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  • giovanni tiso,

    UTC and metric time are not the same thing, is what I'm saying. if you start using kiloseconds, then yes, everything has to change around it as well.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    So we could use a Day as our metric basis (defined as 86400 seconds), and then could talk about milliDays (86.4 seconds, approx 1 and a half minutes) as in :

    I got up late this morning, at mD 326, so had to rush to get the kids to school before mD 375. As a result I was 10 milliDays late for work ...

    Damn sight easier to use than that Hours:Minutes AM/PM 24 hour clock palaver. Still, it'd take a bit to get used to ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Ocean navigation could become interesting, If we stopped measuring the earth by minuets in favor centimeters.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4310 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    steven crawford, I realise that was just a tiny error, but measuring the earth in minuets paticularly appeals to me!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    steven crawford, I realise that was just a tiny error, but measuring the earth in minuets paticularly appeals to me!

    True, or hours.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4310 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    *That* was definitely a dance of the hours relocated from minuet territory-

    good to view it
    (reminds of nightmares I have had-)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Hour world, the planet of the minuet.

    I'm just thinking of that story about the donkey that fell down the hole. Villager said: "stupid donkey was nearly nacked anyhow". So the villager started to shovel dirt into the hole intending to bury the donkey. As the hole filled the donkey climbed the growing dirt mound within the hole, till the hole was fill, then trotted off.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4310 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Go us donkeys!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    That story has to be Russian, right?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Meanwhile on other threads in a galaxy far far away, someone asks "but who owned the hole?"

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    Islander -

    Kerry W - am happy to talk about work process & routines - why not pm me?

    Thanks, I'd love to, but neither of us has the pm "envelope" icon on our user bits. Anyway, I've sent a message to PA, asking Russell or whoever to enable it for my user, so then you can pm me and we can go from there. Sound ok?

    I've been hard out doing the prep for painting the house ...groan.

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Kerry - you're right. Sorry. I'm sure Russell will oblige.
    Prepping for house painting??
    Shrieks.
    That is one big heavy dusty dirty ongoing sweaty job.
    Done it several times.
    Wont again.
    All best for this time-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Kerry - you mean you can't enable it by going on "edit" next to your user details top left? If so, if you email me I can pass your address on to islander (I'm assuming since you're happy to make your address public would have no issues with my knowing it).

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    Oooh! Look at that. Got an envelope.

    Thanks Gio. I don't mind looking like a dumb cluck. Truly. I don't - honest :- b

    I've been dying to poke my nose in those cantankerous threads about copyright, but I fear I'd be wolfed down for brekkie by those people we're not allowed to call techies in case they're really softie artists as well.

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    The foo has a lot o creative geekery in it..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    That story has to be Russian, right?

    That night, as he gnawed upon a turnip before retiring to his bed atop the stove, the villager ruminated aloud: "You know, little mother, if it weren't for that pesky dirt the donkey would have been mine."

    Even if it is Russian, it's still a Scooby Doo story.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    That does sound familiar . Starts at about 4.10 - couldn't find a clip of the exact bit:

    http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=StoQUMsFvCE

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

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