[time-nuts] webcam app to watch for and time stamp changes

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Tue Mar 5 14:22:43 EST 2013

On 03/05/2013 03:10 PM, Jim Lux wrote:
> On 3/4/13 6:52 PM, Bill Hawkins wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be easier to glue a fruit fly to the head of a pin and
>> attach electrodes to its visual ganglia to detect the change in
>> intensity of a segment of the display?
>> Excuse me, just back from surgery and the anesthetic may have
>> lingering effects. Discussions like this help to pass the time.
> I think you'd have to separately calibrate the fruit fly's optic nerve
> to remove the effect. A quick google doesn't seem to find any published
> information on the Allan deviation of the propagation through the system.
> Do so and publishing the result would certainly confirm some folks
> opinion about the "nut" part of time-nuts.
> (I did find data on nerve propagation in general )

You would be a good candidate for the ig-Noble price if you published 
it, possibly if you can show some really good reason for it, beyond the 
stability measurements of RSA devices.

In order to get invited to this town, the Nobel comittees has a bit 
different ruleset.


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