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PostPosted: Tue 21 Dec, 2004 7:01 pm    Post subject: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

This must rate as the most arcane post here, BUT, has anyone noticed that time seems to be going by a tad more quickly than it used to?? I mean, was it not about 2 years ago we worried about 2YK?? Anyone with children surely will have noticed that they are incredibly older now; mine are. boo!




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PostPosted: Tue 21 Dec, 2004 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
This must rate as the most acane post here, BUT, has anyone noticed that time seems to be going by a tad more quickly than it used to?? I mean, was it not about 2 years ago we worried about 2YK?? Anyone with children surely will have noticed that they are incredibly older now; mine are. boo!


MEF, the world IS turning faster these days. I'm convinced it's not an illusion and that scientists will point this out sometime soon.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Dec, 2004 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
This must rate as the most acane post here, BUT, has anyone noticed that time seems to be going by a tad more quickly than it used to?? I mean, was it not about 2 years ago we worried about 2YK?? Anyone with children surely will have noticed that they are incredibly older now; mine are. boo!


Hi MEF,

I wonder if what you're experiencing isn't just a seasonal illusion?

Everyone knows that as we head towards winter, the days become shorter and shorter. Yesterday, Dec.21, was the shortest day of the year. I wonder if what you are feeling is this: There just seems to be less and less time in every day?

As the days begin to get longer again, perhaps you will begin to feel differently as there will be more and more time in the day to do stuff?

Additionally, with the onset of ‘Daylight Savings’ every spring, we get an extra hour in everyday. This will certainly help to further the feeling that we all have much more time on our hands.

I wonder if by June or July you might begin to feel a little differently about things.

- DataRyder




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PostPosted: Wed 22 Dec, 2004 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

CAM wrote:
I'm convinced it's not an illusion and that scientists will point this out sometime soon.


Dataryder wrote:
Additionally, with the onset of ‘Daylight Savings’ every spring, we get an extra hour in everyday
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I'm just waiting for the time that the scientists come up with a way to put some of these hours into a Daylight Savings Account!


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Dec, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

llizard wrote:
I'm just waiting for the time that the scientists come up with a way to put some of these hours into a Daylight Savings Account!


Exactly.

A quick calculation on my handy desktop Japanese soroban yields the following:

If we are in 'Daylight Savings' 1/2 of the year that gives us;
364 /2 = 182 days x 1 extra hour each day = 182 extra hours

*Plus* say an average of 2 extra hours per day in summertime because the days are getting longer anyway;
182 days x 2 extra hours = 364 hours

364 + 182 = 546 total hours more in summer.

546 /24 hours in a day = 22.75 extra days every year when the days start to get longer.

No wonder MEF says time seems to going more quickly. We have 22.75 less days to use in winter.

- Dataryder


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Sometimes on my way to work it feels like a scene from the movie The Time Machine (Rod Taylor version) One day I notice that there are buds forming on the trees and a few days later I notice that the leaves are turning yellow and red.
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Dec, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

DataRyder wrote:
A quick calculation on my handy desktop Japanese soroban ...


Helloooo Dataryder.... what is a Japanese soroban? I think time must have pass by too quickly for me to keep up to date with this technology... la la la whoo hoo!


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Dec, 2004 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

CAM wrote:
DataRyder wrote:
A quick calculation on my handy desktop Japanese soroban ...


Helloooo Dataryder.... what is a Japanese soroban? I think time must have pass by too quickly for me to keep up to date with this technology... la la la whoo hoo!


Hi CAM,

Yes. It's true. I've always found myself on the cutting edge of technology. stomp

My dear friend MEF (My Excellent Fotographer) was kind enough to supply me with a .gif image of my collection. If curious please follow the link below;

link to soroban collection

- DataRyder


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Dec, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

DataRyder wrote:
CAM wrote:
DataRyder wrote:
A quick calculation on my handy desktop Japanese soroban ...


Helloooo Dataryder.... what is a Japanese soroban? I think time must have pass by too quickly for me to keep up to date with this technology... la la la whoo hoo!


Hi CAM,

Yes. It's true. I've always found myself on the cutting edge of technology. stomp

My dear friend MEF (My Excellent Fotographer) was kind enough to supply me with a .gif image of my collection. If curious please follow the link below;

link to soroban collection

- DataRyder


Hmm. A soroban collection? Is this another word for abacus, or a specific type of abacus?


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Dec, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Time passing too quickly lately Reply with quote

CAM wrote:
Hmm. A soroban collection? Is this another word for abacus, or a specific type of abacus?



'Soroban link' is really a misnomer. Mia Culpa (sp?).

Soroban is a Japanese abacus. Suan Pan is the Chinese version and Stschoty (spelled in different ways) is the Russian.

All but 4 instruments shown in the link are soroban.

- DR


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