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  • Why is Jeff Bezos building a giant ‘millennial' clock inside a mountain? [$42M!]

    02/21/2018 7:18:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.techradar.com ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | By Jamie Carter
    The Long Now Foundation’s clock is a symbol for multi-generational thinking Jeff Bezos wants us all to be good ancestors. The Amazon supremo just tweeted that installation has begun on one of his pet projects of the last decade, the 10,000 Year Clock, also called the Clock of the Long Now. Designed to stay accurate for that huge time period, the giant clock will tick once a year, moving its century hand every 100 years, and send out a cuckoo once a millennia – just 10 times in its life. And it costs US$ 42 million. What is Bezos thinking?...
  • All in God's time

    02/03/2018 7:23:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 12-19-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    All in God's time Question: God always was and always will be. We are talking about millions of years. How can I better understand this? — Eugene Herkins, Naples, Florida Answer: The wording of your question indicates you are thinking of time in a linear way. To be sure, it is difficult for us to grasp such a long period of time. However, God is more than very old, he is eternal. Eternity refers not merely to the length of time, but more accurately, to the fullness of time. For God, there is no tomorrow or yesterday; everything is...
  • Facebook Invented A New Unit of Time

    01/24/2018 6:20:51 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/23/2018 | Wire story
    We already have a well-established way of representing time using years, months, week, days, hours, minutes, and seconds. Want to go smaller? We've got milliseconds, microseconds, and even nanoseconds. But none of these suited Facebook in terms of accuracy, so engineers at the social network came up with a brand new unit of time called Flicks. A flick, as described on the Flicks GitHub page, is "the smallest time unit which is LARGER than a nanosecond." One flick is 1/705,600,000 seconds, where as a nanosecond is 1/1,000,000,000 seconds. But why did Facebook need to invent Flicks? It's in order to...
  • Why 1 Second Is 1 Second

    01/19/2018 10:32:02 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 90 replies
    Discovery Magazine ^ | 18 Jan, 2017 | Nathaniel Scharping
    Just what is a second, exactly? The question has been open to interpretation ever since the first long-case grandfather clocks began marking off seconds in the mid-17th century and introduced the concept to the world at large. The answer, simply, is that a second is 1/60th of a minute, or 1/3600th of an hour. But that’s just pushing the question down the road a bit. After all, what’s an hour? That answer is related to the best means of time-keeping ancient civilizations had — the movement of the Earth through the heavens. The amount of time it takes for the...
  • Bob Mueller vs. Ken Starr: A Classic Media Double Standard

    12/11/2017 11:27:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    Liberal reporters are scandalized by what they say is President Trump’s effort to “discredit” and “undermine” special counsel Robert Mueller, worried that it could presage an attempt to “remove Mueller, or end his investigation.” But when President Bill Clinton was being investigated by Ken Starr, journalists applauded Democratic and White House attacks on the independent counsel, and frequently joined in themselves. Today’s journalists seem appalled by attempts by the President and his allies that question Mueller’s credibility. Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett and Sean Sullivan sounded the alarm in a front-page story on December 7: “Several law enforcement officials said...
  • Juanita Broaddrick rips Time’s ‘silence breakers’ snub: ‘I didn’t fit in their liberal victim mold’

    12/08/2017 8:07:55 AM PST · by x1stcav · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/7/17 | Douglas Ernst
    Juanita Broaddrick will not stay quiet regarding Time magazine’s “silence breakers” piece on the #MeToo movement. Time featured a slew of famous faces for its annual “Person of the Year” issue — those who bring awareness to sexual assault collectively captured the distinction — but Ms. Broaddrick says her contributions were conspicuously left out. The woman who has maintained for decades that former President Bill Clinton raped her in Arkansas when she was 35 years old says her message for Time’s editors veered from the “liberal victim mold.”
  • TIME Magazine’s 2017 #MeToo ‘Person of the Year’ Cover Story References Trump Over a Dozen Times

    12/07/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/6/17 | Jerome Hudson
    IME Magazine named “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement — the social media-born status symbol for sexual assault and harassment survivors — as its 2017 Person of the Year, referencing President Donald Trump in its cover story more than a dozen times. The #MeToo movement made waves in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex misconduct scandal as women spoke out in protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood, the media, and beyond. The TIME cover story honoring the social media-driven moniker name-drops President Trump nine times and references him on several other occasions despite the fact that the allegations...
  • #MeToo Movement Is Person Of The Year, 'Time' Says

    12/06/2017 5:13:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | December 6, 2017 | Bill Chappell
    It has created a wave of awareness and brave confrontations over sexual harassment and assault, taking down powerful men in the process. And now the #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2017. On its cover, Time called the movement "The Silence Breakers." Its story features women and men who have spoken out - including activist Tarana Burke, who started the hashtag 10 years ago. #MeToo had its start as a social media campaign in the wake of high-profile accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
  • Time's Person of the Year finalists

    12/04/2017 8:36:32 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 39 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/4/17 | Stef W. Kight
    Time Magazine has released a list of finalists for their "person of the year:" Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Jeff Bezos, Colin Kaepernick, The Dreamers, Robert Mueller, Patty Jenkins and Donald Trump. Why it matters: President Trump was named Person of the Year by the magazine last year, and tweeted a couple weeks ago that he he had told Time "no thanks" when they informed him he would "probably" receive the title again. Time denied the story. Trump has often boasted about being on the cover of Time magazine, and the Washington Post discovered that...
  • Colin Kaepernick on Time's 'Person of the Year' Shortlist

    12/04/2017 6:09:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Sports Ilustrated ^ | December 4, 2017 | Scooby Axson
    Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was named one of the 10 people on Time Magazine's shortlist for their annual "Person of the Year" honors. The winner will be announced on Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET.
  • Quantum experiment reveals time really CAN flow backwards

    11/30/2017 7:46:22 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 72 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 30 November 2017 | Mark Prigg
    Time travel may be possible - for sub atomic particles, at least, a new experiment has found. Physicists have discovered that heat can spontaneously flow from a cold quantum particle to a hotter one under certain conditions - effectively reversing the 'arrow of time'. While the discovery doesn't advance the possibility of building a time machine, it does show the quantum world operates under very different rules, researchers say.
  • POLL: Who should be Time Person of the Year?

    11/26/2017 10:55:20 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 83 replies
    POLL: Who should be Time Person of the Year? Donald Trump Pope Francis Mohammed bin Salman James Comey Robert Mueller The Dreamers Colin Kaepernick Hillary Clinton
  • TIME Man of the Year (my title)

    11/24/2017 2:51:54 PM PST · by abb · 82 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
  • TIME Magazine Names Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Top Non-Fiction Book of 2017

    11/22/2017 5:02:18 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 21, 2017 | Conor Beck
    Time magazine released a list of 2017's best non-fiction books Tuesday, and the winning author is the candidate who finished second in the presidential election. Hillary Clinton's election memoir What Happened grabbed Time‘s No. 1 spot. The blurb accompanying the book's position on the list reads, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." Clinton tweeted that she was honored for her placement the list. ✔ Wow. I wasn’t sure how letting my guard down would go...but...
  • Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year for 2017?

    11/18/2017 1:34:57 PM PST · by grayboots · 101 replies
    Time ^ | 11/17/2017 | Time Staff
    Since 1927, TIME Magazine has chosen a “Person of the Year,” defined as a person (or people) who has had the most influence over the news in the last 12 months. In 2016, the Person of the Year was Donald J. Trump, who upended the political world after unexpectedly defeating his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton to become the President of the United States. The year before, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named Person of the Year after she led Europe through a series of political and economic crises. Many of 2017’s biggest headlines were a reflection of the year that...
  • 2,000-yr Old Sundial Changes Perception of Ancient Rome

    11/09/2017 6:27:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.haaretz.com ^ | 11/08/2017 | By Ruth Schuster
    One Marcus Novius Tubula apparently ordered the sundial to mark his noble appointment as tribune of Rome itself, say archaeologists after finding it in ancient town of Interamna Lirenas One day around 2,000 years ago, a Roman named Marcus Novius Tubula ordered an elaborate sundial, University of Cambridge researchers report after finding it intact two millennia later during excavation in the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, near Monte Cassino, in Italy. Carved in limestone and 54 centimeters in width, the sundial's concave face was engraved with 11 hour lines intersecting three day curves. Thus the device could give indicate the...
  • What if the entire world were on Greenwich Mean Time? End all time zones?

    11/05/2017 4:44:06 AM PST · by wintertime · 114 replies
    self | 11/5/2017 | self
    Question: What would happen if all time zones were abolished and the entire world set their clocks to Greenwich Mean Time? I am pondering this because changing clock time, whether due to Daylight Savings Time or traveling to a new time zone, is an opportunity for mistakes and even deadly errors.
  • No, 'Antifa' Protesters Aren't Planning on Toppling the Government

    11/04/2017 2:35:52 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 60 replies
    Time ^ | Nov 3 , 2017 | Nash Jenkins
    By some accounts spreading online, the civil war begins on Saturday, when far-left radicals will gather in America’s streets. The only problem: That’s simply not true. For weeks, rumors have circulated among conspiratorial conservatives on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and some right-wing news sites that the loose coalition of anti-Trump demonstrators known as “Antifa” are plotting a revolution to begin on Nov. 4. A website called Silence is Consent, citing “sources,” reports that “Antifa … is planning to purge every single Trump voter, Republican, and conservative American in this country… raiding houses, seizing weapons, and causing absolute chaos.” To be blunt,...
  • Time: Trump's Cabinet 'Wrecking Crew' Is 'Dismantling Government As We Know It'

    10/29/2017 12:39:39 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 109 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/29/2017 | Tom Blumer
    The most recent cover of Time Magazine — or I should say.., given its parent company's recent decision "reducing ... circulation and frequency" of the formerly iconic publication — calls President Donald Trump's cabinet "The Wrecking Crew" on a mission of "dismantling government as we know it."  Separate reports singled out EPA Director Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson for scrutiny.The cover's word selection is obviously out of line, as none of the three is proposing to "dismantle" — meaning to "take (something) apart" (and not put it back together) — the agencies under their charge....
  • Chilling 'Time' cover labels Harvey Weinstein a 'predator' and 'pariah'

    10/15/2017 11:35:15 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies
    mashable ^ | Oct 2017 | Nicole Gallucci
    Time magazine is putting the Harvey Weinstein controversy front and center, featuring the Hollywood producer — who was recently hit with accusations of sexual harassment and assault from more than a dozen women — on their latest cover. For the Oct. 23 edition, Time featured a black and white photograph of Weinstein's face with the words "Producer. Predator. Pariah." to the left.