[LEAPSECS] Lets get REAL about time.

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Mon Jan 23 22:26:11 EST 2012

On 23 Jan 2012 at 7:24, Steve Allen wrote:

> The same is true for most future events in any time scale.

> The most evident example is the countdown for a launch.

Or the time left in a football or basketball game; it ticks downward
in (presumably SI) seconds, but the clock starts and stops at various
times, some unpredictable (like when somebody calls time out) and
some more predictable (the clock in football always stops for the two
minute warning, though if a play is in progress then it might
actually go down to 1:58 or so).

I find soccer rather more inscrutable, with a clock that counts
upward without stopping, but then has an unpredictable-length added
time tacked on by the officials which ends when they say it does,
without precise advance warning.

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