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  • British schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers 'cannot tell the time'

    04/26/2018 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 113 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2018 | Camilla Turner
    Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock. Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices. “The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he told The Telegraph.
  • Why is Jeff Bezos building a giant ‘millennial' clock inside a mountain? [$42M!]

    02/21/2018 7:18:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 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?...
  • 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...
  • Britain's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

    08/14/2017 6:27:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    AFP ^ | 14 Aug 2017 | Staff
    Britain's much-loved Big Ben will fall silent for four years from next week as conservation work is carried out on the famous 19th century bell in a clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament. "Big Ben falling silent is a significant milestone in this crucial conservation project," Steve Jaggs, whose official title is "Keeper of the Great Clock", said in a parliament statement on Monday. "This essential programme of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home -- the Elizabeth Tower," he said. It will be the longest period...
  • ‘I feel really dumb,’ says mother arrested in Short Pump bomb scare

    05/21/2017 12:06:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    WTVR -- CBS Channel 9 ^ | 5-21-17 | Brendan King
    Police, fire, and Hazmat crews responded to the Whole Foods parking lot in Short Pump 5:05 p.m. Friday after a report of a "suspicious device" inside a vehicle. Police said they received a call from someone who said they spotted what they believed to be a bomb inside a red Mercedes station wagon in the parking lot at 11173 West Broad Street. "I picked it up and thought, 'Haha, this is funny. My daughter’s birthday is coming up she might find this amusing," Page explained. Page said she put the clock in a box in the backseat of her car with...
  • Judge throws out clock boy 'discrimination' lawsuit

    05/21/2017 6:39:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Mohamed was arrested and charged with bringing a hoax bomb to school.  Those charges were later dropped, but the resulting furor from the incident became a litmus test for "Islamophobia" in America.  Those who supported the "innocent" teen were tolerant, broad-minded, and welcoming of diversity.  Those who think the student wrong were haters.  Ahmed ended up being invited to NASA headquarters and an event that featured President Obama as the left rallied to his cause. Meanwhile, his father moved the family to Qatar but stayed only nine months. When the family moved back to Irving, they demanded $15 million not to...
  • Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists

    01/26/2017 2:33:47 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26th January 2017 | BBC News
    Scientists say the world has edged closer to apocalypse in the past year amid a darkening security landscape and comments by Donald Trump. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BPA) moved the minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock from three minutes to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. It is the second closest it has been. BPA chief Rachel Bronson urged world leaders to "calm rather than stoke tensions that could lead to war". In a report, the BPA said President Trump's statements on climate change, expanding the US nuclear arsenal and the questioning of intelligence agencies had contributed to the...
  • If Cruz Wants to Win, Thursday Night He'll Have to Clock Trump With Everything He's Got -- And More

    02/24/2016 11:06:42 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 196 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | February 23, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has one option if he wants to win the Republican nomination. Tomorrow night, during a debate with Donald Trump, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Dr. Ben Carson, Cruz must clock Trump as hard as he can with his best rhetorical punch. He can't be lawyerly. He can't be civil. He has to get in the mud with Trump and pulverize him. There are three reasons for that. Rubio Will Never Drop Out... Rubio's going nowhere... Cruz Must Win More Than Texas On March 1, Or he's toast. Again, the fact that Rubio...
  • Looking for good digitally tuned radio with clock

    01/06/2016 7:58:02 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 76 replies
    Every couple of years I have a temper fit and smash a clock radio with my 22 oz. ball peen hammer. We just lost another one tonight. I sent the most recent one to Hell, with a nice taste of my anger. My wife will thank you all for a solid recommendation.
  • Limbaugh’s Al Gore Armageddon Clock About To Hit Zero After Ten Years

    01/04/2016 7:34:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 1-2-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    Former Vice President Al Gore made a prediction for the earth's point of no return 10 years ago and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh held him to it since that day in 2006. The countdown clock on Limbaugh's site has been running for nearly 10 years since Gore's apocalyptic prediction about the earth as a result of greenhouse emissions. Less than a month remains in the countdown. Gore predicted, when his film "An Inconvenient Truth" was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that the earth would be in "a true planetary emergency" within the next ten years unless drastic...
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? A Meditation on the Mystery of Time

    01/01/2016 8:10:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? A Meditation on the Mystery of Time Msgr. Charles Pope December 31, 2015 I open our New Year's Eve late night Mass (11:15 PM) with the observation that we begin Mass in one year and end in the next. New Year's Eve highlights the mysterious passage between years. In a way I suppose it is no more mysterious than the passage from Thursday to Friday or from 10:00 AM to 10:01 AM.In one sense, nothing could be simpler than time. I might ask you, "What time is it?" You might reply, "It's...
  • 'Suspicious device' on NJ Transit bus was a clock, police say

    12/10/2015 8:43:48 PM PST · by arl295 · 12 replies
    NJ Advance Media ^ | December 10, 2015 | Alex Napoliello
    MARLBORO — The suspicious device that prompted an evacuation of an NJ Transit bus Thursday morning on Route 9 was a small travel clock, police said. The bus was on its way to Lakewood from Newark when Marlboro police stopped it at around 8:30 a.m. on Route 9 near Robertsville Road, said Jim Smith, a NJ Transit spokesman. As passengers were exiting the bus at various stops along the route, several people alerted the driver that they noticed a suspicious device on the lap of a man, Marlboro police chief Bruce Hall said. Hall said the man had just got...
  • There's a simple explanation for why liberals allowed "Ahmed the clock boy" to "punk" them

    10/23/2015 4:18:21 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Almost a month ago exactly I pointed out the narcissism of people who defended Ahmed the clock boy. It has progressed way beyond that, they're not just narcissists, they got punked too...Some have conjectured, perhaps wildly, that Ahmed’s father is working on behalf of Islamist parties. Who knows? The reality is that the episode won him a meeting with major Islamist figures, like the prime minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu and the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir. In fact, Mohamed al-Hassan Mohamed wanted to challenge Bashir for the presidency in the 2010 elections, but the Butcher of Darfur, as the...
  • Ahmed Mohamed will move to Qatar (Clock Bomb Hoax Boy)

    10/20/2015 4:06:19 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 60 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 20, 2015 2:40 pm | Avi Selk
    After finally meeting President Obama last night, Ahmed Mohamed and his family plan to leave the United States for the foreseeable future. Schools from across the country have made offers to Ahmed since he was arrested at Irving’s MacArthur High last month—his homemade clock confused with a hoax bomb, transforming him into a symbol of perceived anti-Muslim bias. But apparently it was an offer from the Middle East that most intrigued the family. The Mohameds announced today that they’ve accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for the 14-year-old’s high school and college in Doha, Qatar, which Ahmed visited a few...
  • Ahmed Mohamed, Muslim teen detained for bringing homemade clock to school, heads to the White House

    10/19/2015 8:07:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/19/2015 | Dylan Stableford
    After Ahmed Mohamed was detained by police for bringing a homemade clock to his Texas high school because school officials thought it looked like a bomb, President Obama invited the tinkering Muslim teen to bring it to the White House. “Cool clock, Ahmed,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” Despite the ninth-grader’s repeated insistence that the device was not a bomb, Ahmed was handcuffed and driven to a juvenile detention center, and police considered pressing charges against him over...
  • Cambridge teens can build their own clocks, just like Ahmed

    10/18/2015 3:12:48 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10/17/2015 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Last month Ahmed, the teen who was arrested after teachers mistook a clock he built for a bomb, was invited to visit NASA, MIT, and the White House. Now the Cambridge Public Library is inviting the city’s teens to “Stand with Ahmed” by learning to build their own clocks.
  • Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur

    10/16/2015 10:56:43 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed Visits the Butcher of Darfur By Ian Tuttle — October 16, 2015 Is anyone saving Darfur these days? You might remember Darfur. Just a few years ago, it was all the rage. There were t-shirts, postcards, and tote bags. There was an Amnesty International compilation album with songs by U2, Jackson Browne, and the Black Eyed Peas. There were baby onesies. Celebrities were all about saving Darfur. In April 2006, thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to urge the Bush administration to intervene. Among the speakers was George Clooney, who a few months later...
  • Ahmed Mohamed and Thomas Jefferson: A tale of two clocks

    10/16/2015 7:37:34 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2015 | Denise A. Spellberg
    A Texas teen’s journey from handcuffs to presidential handshakes reminds us how far some remain from understanding this nation’s founding ideals, a lesson a former president – and inventor – might help us understand even as 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed visits the White House at the invitation of President Obama. A month ago, the Irving, Texas, high school student was arrested for demonstrating ingenuity while Muslim by inventing a clock. Like Ahmed, Thomas Jefferson was an inventor. Coincidentally, he also helped imagine our concept of religious freedom. Jefferson, like the Texas teen, also loved a new gadget. In 1806, while a...
  • "Clock Boy" Ahmed's Dad: Incident Will "Spread Islam" In America

    10/15/2015 8:34:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, father of ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed, shared another 9/11 ‘Truther’ Facebook post, only this time in Arabic, claiming that the clock incident will lead to spreading Islam in America.
  • Ahmed Mohamed’s School Discipline Problems Started Long Before His ‘Clock’

    09/29/2015 12:52:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News described Mohamed as having “racked up weeks of suspension” and pranking the “classroom projector.” His former Sam Houston Middle School 7th grade Texas History teacher, Ralph Kubiak, admitted that Mohamed’s First Amendment appeal when trying to wiggle out of trouble, although clever, backfired. The principal doled out Saturday detention. Retired, Kubiak admits a fondness for Mohamed yet dubbed him a “weird little kid” who could either wind up the CEO of a company or “head of a gang.” Kubiak recalls a chatty budding clockmeister. “He just went on and on.” Mohamed learned English as a second...