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Maets
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« on: November 14, 2011, 02:27:32 pm »

Not exactly steampunk but pretty cool.  The 10,000 year clock.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/engineering-the-10-000year-clock/?utm_source=techalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=111011
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 07:19:31 pm »

that is pretty cool..

completely mechanical..

I want one!
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 12:50:18 am »

Yeah but in 10,000 years who will be able to tell time?
I doubt the numeric values will still being used by then....
some doddering old archeologist will have to tell people what
it might be for.....
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 12:36:26 am »

I find the whole concept fantastic.  Lots of potential for sci-fi stories.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 06:21:33 am »

That's just... just...

WOW!

*Collapses in an ecstatic faint*
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 06:00:14 am »

@KABAR2

first time will always be told in "numeric values" for as along as time is measured because that's the only way it can be. Sure the symbols and way it' counted may change but the meaning won't change that much in 10,000 years or even a 100,000 for that matter. At least as long as some human or above level intelligence exits on this planet to count time that is.

second you hit the answer on the head but missed the point of the question completely.  Roll Eyes lol

to have people ask “why” is the reason to build the clock! To hopefully make people stop seeing only the short term and realize that this world will exist long after we’re all dead and forgotten. in doing so show how our actions today WILL affect the future at the same time.

it’s about making people think outside themselves or even there life span and realize how much that matter too.
     
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 11:59:41 am »

great clock went in the ol time machine and guess what old bean its 2 minutes out ooooops
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 06:53:39 pm »

This is absolutely amazing! Very interesting to see such engineering at work!
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 03:19:49 am »

So damn cool.

This reminds me of another time keeping device.

Thus, in 10,000 years, people will think that the world is going to end.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 02:05:44 pm »

That is amazing, a mechanical clock that powers itself. I can't help getting a tingly feeling all over. What interests me is how it's supposed to automatically synchronise with the sun, unless it uses some long forgotten mechanical trickery that we've dismissed as obsolete.
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 08:24:54 pm »

That is amazing, a mechanical clock that powers itself. I can't help getting a tingly feeling all over. What interests me is how it's supposed to automatically synchronise with the sun, unless it uses some long forgotten mechanical trickery that we've dismissed as obsolete.


Here's the answer for you - very clever!

http://blog.longnow.org/02007/06/04/solar-synchronizer/
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