Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Robert McGee (
2 Oct 1995 20:48:23 GMT

In article <44pfbl$>, (Robert Roosen) says:
>Great idea. In order to redefine the second, do you suggest changing the
>speed of light on a regular basis, or going back to pendulum clocks as
>standards and changing the gravitational constant ###
>Robert the Second

Why complicate things? Here, let me do it for you:

I hereby define the second to be equal to the time it takes light to
travel 94,608 km in a vacuum. There... that should do it.

> Steve Nicholas
>( wrote:
>: It is my opinion that time should be decimalised thereby doing away with the needs
>: for standards for dates and times. For example, a year would represent the integer

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| all the boys did what gentlemen fish do.
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