Re: [LEAPSECS] Titan Time

From: Zefram <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 19:10:10 +0100

Rob Seaman wrote:
>Presumably folks who dismiss sexagesimal Sumerian units for clocks
>would also welcome the deprecation of degrees for measuring angles.

Oh yes. But the radian is not a very practical unit. I prefer to use
the circle: 1 cr = 2 _pi rad. Similarly, for solid angle, the sphere:
1 sf = 4 _pi sr.

> and local time (since this is an
>angle, too) as 0.5236 radians past midnight?

83 mcr (millicircles). That gives me a good image of where the sun is.

> I prefer my pi cut into
>12 slices.

I prefer to cut everything decimally, including the circle and the day.
Actually I might prefer to cut everything octally, but decimal is the
dominant standard so let's use it. Consistency is the key.

Received on Thu Oct 26 2006 - 11:11:26 PDT

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