30 June, 2012

Slowing down

I posted earlier this year about attempts from officialdom to tell you what time it is. In brief, someone unelected has decided that time is not measured by where the sun appears to be in the sky, which has been good enough ever since the ancient Ptolomeic scientists got interested in it, but in the decay of caesium. Unfortunately the world is slowing down, whereas the caesium is not, so tonight they are adding another second to the time.

Let the world be warned that this blog is sovereign territory and does not possess any caesium, nor does it plan to invest in any. The extra second is not recognised here, nor is caesium time generally.

This blog is getting older and, like the planet it is on, slowing down gradually, alas.

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