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12:20 pm: SSS.

This post brought to you by the small child who used to sneak into the dining room at her grandparents' house every hour and eleven minutes during the long summer afternoons, to see the excitingly digital clock perform amazing conjunctions.




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From:spencerpine
Date:May 26th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
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That's wonderful.

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From:the_alchemist
Date:May 26th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
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I love it!
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From:gnimmel
Date:May 26th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
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*hugsback*
The insomnia's actually much-improved - I'd set myself a target of three decent pill-free nights' sleep in a row before going back on the caffeine (which I've been off for a couple of months) and have been getting quite close to that actually happening. So yay for that :)
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From:keirf
Date:May 26th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
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I used to perform insomnia calculations, with the : being an equals sign, and being allowed to insert operators where I liked. For example:

2:11 -> 2 = 1+1
2:12 -> 2 = 1*2
2:13 -> 2 = -1+3
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From:gnimmel
Date:May 26th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
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That sounds quite familiar :)

One thing I used to do on coach journeys was to try and form meanings from the time reflected from the clock at the front of the coach in the windows (it being easier reflected because 3 -> E and so forth). One sequence being (AFAICR)
0:20 -> 0S:0 -> a medical terminology lesson
0:21 -> 1S:0 -> nihilism
0:22 -> SS:0 -> eventual outcome of world war 2
...and so forth.
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From:ashfae
Date:May 26th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
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Gaah for insomnia but YAY for spiffy you!
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From:libellum
Date:May 26th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
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That's awesome!
From:feanelwa
Date:May 26th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)
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From:bluesbell
Date:May 26th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
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This is brilliant. :)
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From:hairyears
Date:May 27th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)

Well, *i* think digital watches are a pretty neat idea...

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The conjunctions of digital clocks - and, especially, digital watches - still delight my inner geek.

...Said hairyears, who also has an outer geek, an intermediate geek, and an n-dimensional extrusion of geekiness extending across vast tracts of hyperspace.

I still have the Casio digital watch that I received on entering secondary school, and I recall my breathless anticipation and nerdish satisfaction at seeing all three sequential datetimes:
  • 12:34 5/6/78
  • 23:45 6/7/89
  • 12:34:56 7/8/90
I had to put a battery in it specially to see the last of those; alas that I was to clueless to see in the sixty-second geekfest that was 3:14 1/5/92.
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