What time is it?
Tonight marks the transition in many parts of the US between daylight savings and non-daylight savings time. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour!
posted by silusGROK
on Oct 25, 2003 -
A bold paper
published in the August issue of Foundations of Physics Letters seems set to change the way we think about the nature of time and its relationship to motion and classical and quantum mechanics. The work also appears to provide solutions to Zeno's paradoxes
. (Via Kurzweilai.net
. More inside...)
posted by Pinwheel
on Aug 1, 2003 -
Spring Forward, Fall Back...
Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. This Sunday at 2am to be exact, for Americans. This
is just a friendly reminder. In Europe it's already happened. Time's weird. Humanity's been trying to figure it out since Stonehenge
and we still have to reset our clocks twice a year. You think by now we'd have gotten it right. Even MetricTime
would require regular fixin'. Why can't we just stop the madness
? Or would that be even worse?
posted by ZachsMind
on Apr 2, 2003 -
Time, philosophy, alchemy, tons of interactive puzzles and great flash. I can't tell you more, I'm still figuring it out.
posted by talos
on Oct 16, 2002 -
A family's yearly self-portrait
from 1976 to 2002 is both uplifting and unsettling; a bit like human life itself. How does one separate the morbid fascination with aging from the spiritual joy of growth? Not to mention the element of voyeurism... [From ZoneZero, via Eclectica
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 14, 2002 -
"I asked who was playing. A Moroccan group, said the cabbie. He told me its name. Did I want to know what it was singing? Certainly. It was a plea to Israel from the Arab people. The chorus was, 'We have the same father. Why do you treat us this way?' Who might the father be? I asked. 'Ibrahim
,' he said. 'The song is called Ismail and Isaac,' after his sons."
posted by artifex
on Sep 24, 2002 -
How the U.S. Missed the Clues
Time magazine assessmeznt of what went wrong in evaluation of intelligence pre-9/11. I am not yet sure why I find the conclusions a bit evasive but it seems to me the article tries to satisfy differing perspectives rather than taking a stand for a specific point of view. But then that may be my reading and wrong headed.
posted by Postroad
on May 27, 2002 -
Temporal Anomalies in Time Travel Movies
discusses time travel concept discrepancies in popular movies, such as Back to the Future, 12 Monkeys, and Flight of the Navigator. Although they're really just movies, and time travel isn't real (as far as we know), author M. Joseph Young provides very logical arguments for why those things couldn't really happen.
posted by lnicole
on Mar 18, 2002 -
The Case for Profiling
'As it happens, the suicide bombers who attacked us on Sept. 11 were young, Islamic, Arab and male. That is not a stereotype. That is a fact. And there is no hiding from it, as there is no hiding from the next al-Qaeda suicide bomber. He has to be found and stopped." From what can be read here
, and in another Time article here
, it would appear that profiling is a touch harder to do than this lightweight rant suggests. Whether one agrees with profiling or not, there seems little point in Time Magazine cheerleading it with an article that can only add to the high level of ignorance already surrounding this subject.
posted by RobertLoch
on Mar 15, 2002 -
Does anybody really know what time it is?
If anybody really cares, the NIST is the place to go for not only the answers (including a list of government operated open access NTP servers), but more information than you probably ever wanted to know about standard time.
posted by baylink
on Jan 5, 2002 -
Giuliani is Time's Man of the Year.
For a year when the choice would have been hard before 9/11, this seemed like one of the most obvious choices. It's feel-good and he really did do a lot to rally the city. Were you expecting it? Should they have chosen Osama bin Laden or the firefighters?
posted by onthestereo
on Dec 23, 2001 -
U.S.' first Afghanistan conflict casualty may be C.I.A. operative "Mike"
Time magazine's Alex Perry reported from the scene outside Mazar-i-Sharif that at least one American, whom he identified as "Mike'' and said belonged to U.S. special operations forces, was missing and presumed dead after prisoners began firing smuggled weapons. If the man was confirmed as a soldier, it would be the first known U.S. combat death in Afghanistan since Washington began attacking Taliban forces -– although it is suspected that "Mike" is a covert CIA operative.
posted by marc-hamilton
on Nov 25, 2001 -
Time's 2001 inventions of the year awards.
Why do all of these have that cheesy "Sharper Image" feel to them? Aren't there inventions out there slightly more important than a potato masher or a remote control smoke alarm? Naww, everything else would go over the heads of the readers. Keep that gravy comin' ma!
posted by skallas
on Nov 21, 2001 -
Time Inc. Fires Mailroom Staff
Time claims it's coincidental to the anthrax scare, they are just trying to cut costs. Like liability costs of having their own employees contract a deadly disease?
posted by Vek
on Oct 22, 2001 -
The Case for Rage and Retribution.
An essay by Lance Morrow from the special all-attack issue of TIME.
"What’s needed is a unified, unifying, Pearl Harbor sort of purple American fury — a ruthless indignation that doesn’t leak away in a week or two."
posted by aaron
on Sep 16, 2001 -
Stolen shamelessly from Tom
: a charming clock
, reminding us once again that "time" is an intellectual concept meaningless without human participation... (Don't miss the webserver
, either.) Considering the depth and breadth - and apparent copious free time - of the MeFi community one would hope we'd be able to help fill in
some of the still unphotographed minutes
posted by m.polo
on Jul 27, 2001 -
it's 95.5 do you know where your children are? (Check out the whole site; it's a wonderful melange of crazy and not so crazy ideas.)
posted by silusGROK
on May 29, 2001 -
'I Feel A Great, Personal Loss' Conservationist Rakhaldas Sengupta spent nine years restoring the world's tallest Buddha statues...
This has been covered by MeFi before but Sengupta has a perspective on the statues that hasn't come to light yet. To think that the Taleban is destroying these 1700 year old statues breaks my heart. I hope I never understand the reasoning of religious zealots.
posted by gen
on Mar 9, 2001 -
The Male Minority
The percentage of men enrolled in higher education has dropped below that of women.
Are men not encouraged as much as women to go to college?
posted by amanda
on Dec 7, 2000 -
Time Digital 2026:
Normally I wouldn't get too excited about Time Digital, but this issue was edited by SF writer Bruce Sterling and features such future niceties as sewerbots and organically grown homes. Now if we could only get him to guest-edit Family PC...
posted by mecran01
on Dec 6, 2000 -
Sometimes, I just want to throw my hands up in the air, cry out in disgust, and give up. Apparently, these people in Britain
have never heard of NTP
, the Network Time Protocol, clients for which have been available for Win9X for *years*... and which *works*
Can we *stop* inventing the wheel, now? It rolls, already.
posted by baylink
on Aug 4, 2000 -
Time looks at Dubya's Veep choice.
Here's what's interesting:
"In fact, by (the time of Sen. John Danforth's interview) Bush not only knew he wanted Cheney to be his Vice President; he also knew Cheney would say yes. But that was information that neither man shared with Danforth. He and 10 other would-be running mates had laid themselves bare before Cheney and his vetting team."
Why would Bush continue to put people through an exhaustive
screening process after he already made up his mind... Unless he was digging for dirt on rivals?
J. Edgar Hoover lives.
posted by aurelian
on Aug 2, 2000 -
Haven't really tried it yet, but RedGorilla
sounds like a badly-named but useful tool for people who need to track their hours so they can accurately bill clients.
posted by endquote
on Apr 16, 2000 -
Why, yes, I like being stupid,
but now I don't have to be. How silly of me to have failed to recognize that the earth is a Time Cube, with four simultaneous days. (But if God were
queer, I'd think this whole gay marriage rights mess would never have happened...)
posted by jason
on Mar 8, 2000 -
With all this preoccupation with Y2K and the march of time lately, this doesn't seem to be too out of place. British Prime Minister Tony Blair figures it's time for the UK to start capitalizing on GMT
as the standard timestamp of worldwide e-commerce. Personally, as goofy as it is, I'm starting to warm up to Swatch's internet time
concept. By the way, this was posted @ 831.
posted by grant
on Dec 31, 1999 -