[time-nuts] Beginner's time reference
michael.cook at wanadoo.fr
Fri Dec 11 21:46:52 UTC 2009
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From: "jmfranke" <jmfranke at cox.net>
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> You will often hear that time is the inverse of frequency, but the
> frequency is period or time interval. Time is set by governments.
I agree with the the sentment, but not the last phrase.
For me time just exists. What time nuts do is to try and measure and
International organisations decide on some basic definitions and standards,
such as how many ticks make a toc,
when to start counting etc, not governements.
Governements just decide on when to start the day in their patch, and when
to add or subract a bit to keep the farmers and industrialists happy.
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