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View Poll Results: Will we ever get a Metric Time System?

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  • Yes, sooner or later

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  • Maybe in a long time from now

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  • No, never, because it's not possible.

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Thread: Will We Ever Have Metric Time?

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    By metric I mean like 10 hours in a day. 100 minutes in an hour, etc.
    Last edited by tesco; 02-07-2005 at 10:50 PM.

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    no, it's no possible. unless they invent a Star Trek type universal time thing, but no one likes trekkies, so no one would accept it, and then how would we know how long to cook our pies for?
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    I don't have time to answer this thread.

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    No, it just wouldn't work.

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    The only reason that we supposedly favour metric systems is because we have 10 fingers and 10 toes...

    When you think about it, 10 and 100 are pretty bad numbers to base everything on, mainly because they doesn't really divide by much without going into fractions...

    12 and 60 are much more convenient units to divide by...

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    10 is easier to divide by, just move the decimal point along

    how many minutes in a day?
    Last edited by DarthInsinuate; 02-08-2005 at 10:23 AM.
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    No, cause we would live in the dark then...

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    as long as the day stayed at 1/365th (and the quarter ) of the year, we wouldnt suffer the day/night problem that everyoine thinks about...just redefine the second to be slihgtly longer/shorter, and then rebase minutes and hours.

    I would suggest
    10 vours = 1 day (Vivitron-hours)
    100 vinutes = 1 vour
    100 veconds = 1 vinute

    on a side note, i will leave years, months and weeks until people become accustomed to the new system

    So a total of 100 000 veconds = 1 day
    so a vecond is 1.157407... of a second.

    I would also outlaw people saying "quarter-to-5", cos it messes with my head, just say "4v75" (the new naming convention for 4:75, its much simpler, and much more logical.

    This system also eliminates the need for stupid 24hour clock, did it go past midnight (which is renamed 0-vour,VST, with midday renamed 5-vour,VST) is it am/pm etc, and so eliminating the need for people to effectively learn 2 time-systems: 1pm and 1300.

    Also, i would do away with time zones, which are completely useless. The sun doesn't rise and set at the same time, nor do people start/end work at a uniform time, so why bother? Just have everyone working on VST. Just some people will start work at 2v50 and others at 7v25...its not complicated, and is less prejudiced against workers who work non-standard hours during the dark-times (the new politically correct reference for "night-shift", as i will do away with night and day, there will just be light-vours and dark-vours)

    Anyhow, expect a lobby of all the world's parliaments over the next few years, with initial introduction of the new vlocks by the summer. By the end of 2007 the words "second, minute, hour" will be illegalised, and all will be using the new system.
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    I wouldn't mind going with 13 months, 28 days in a month. Monday would always be on the first, friday would always be on the 28th. You could easily figuare out the date just by knowing what day it is. That would be great.
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