New here :-) (Getting slightly back OnT)

From: Clint Wolff <>
Date: Mon Mar 5 17:41:49 2001

PicoSecond, NanoSecond, MicroSecond (On Topic! Go VAX!), etc...

The basic problem is the earth doesn't rotate in 100,000 Seconds/
(time from sunup to sunup)... It's more like 84000 +/- a fudge
factor that gets applied every four years...

Besides, you are confusing metric with powers of ten... All the
metric system did was create new measures for the same things and
try to force everyone to use it... Commie B*****ds... :) :) :) :)


PS the :) :) :) :) means I'm joking...

On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Tony Eros wrote:

> >Hopefully this is meant humorously. The second _is_ a metric unit
> >of time, even though minutes/hours/etc are not reckoned in decimal
> >intervals.
> >
> Yep, I was kidding (though I am a fan of traditional American weights and
> measures.) Quick question -- when you say that the second is a metric unit
> of time, doesn't that just mean some metric governing body has adopted it
> as an official unit of time, even though it's non-conforming?
> Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if there ever was an attempt to
> apply the metric system to time?
> -- Tony
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