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July
8
2009
12:34 pm
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As I’ve mentioned before, time labels fascinate me.

At the moment I post this, it is

12:34:56

7/8/9

Well, it would be, if WordPress let me edit the exact second a post is published.

Unrelated to the time, anyone care to help me caption this?

white-house-black-market

This store is right across the street from the Apple Store at The Domain here in Austin.  Have you heard of this store?  At first I thought it was called White | Black and that someone added the “house | market” as a joke.

February
13
2009
6:00 am
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Who remembers the Sesame Street song of a similar bent?

AKA the “pinball countdown”.

Ahh, memories.

And we’ll all remember today, Friday the 13th [ooooooh!] as the day that Unix time hit a very recognizable number.  At 6:31:30 pm today, something called “unix time” (aka localtime) will be exactly 1234567890.

What is unix time, you ask?  Unix time is something used by some computers for easier calculation of time.  The quick explanation is that it represents the number of seconds since something ominous called the “epoch”, which is January 1st, 1970.  Computers are very good at these kinds of calculations for some reason, and for another unknown reason they’re horrible at calculating the next set of winning lottery numbers.

For me, this is like 1:23:45 on 6/7/89 or 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (or 07/08/09, this year) or 08/09/10 at 11:12:13.  It’s also similar to 11:11 in that it’s made up of abritrary numbers that may or may not be in a row.  I love seeing patterns like these!

Do you see any patterns that excite you?  I mean other than my chronological posting of blog entries.

 

September
10
2008
11:12 am
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(20)08-09-10, at 11:12:13. (Central Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time)

Ok I cheated a bit but you get the idea.  A couple of months ago I celebrated 1:23:45 on 06-07-08.  Next year I’ll celebrate 12:34:56 on 07-08-09.  You shoulda seen it – party hats, numbered candles, Mayan sacrifices, the whole bit.

You know, people have been saying that the new LHC experiment may result in creating a Time Machine.  Others claim that a black hole will be created and it’s the end of the world as we know it.  Couldn’t they wait until December of 2012 to do it, just to be cool?  Or at least have better timing?

Some people claim that – if a time machine were EVER invented/discovered, in the past or the future, we’d know about it because at some point in the future, someone would go in the past (or now) and we’d just know.  

However, I’m smarter than that because I’ve seen the movie Primer.  

 

I’m thinking a time machine could be created at the time they do the experiment, and from that point forward time travel is possible.  Or, at the very least, people in the future could come back to that point but not any earlier.

Maybe that’s why it’s the end of the world as we know it because really, nothing happens at first, but at some point in the future, somebody decides the world is stupid and goes back as far as they can (which is the time that they turned on the LHC) and decides to blow up the world.

And, I’m not pointing fingers or anything, but it probably was a liberal.


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