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Friday, August 01, 2008
Cooler Than Your Wristwatch
It appears the Antikytheria Mechanism had an "Olympics Time" hand. (Not to mention a built-in manual). And here I thought having an extra hand on my watch for Greenwich Mean Time in 24-format was nifty.
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."
Henry David Thoreau
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