Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Why 60

Now here is a short cut that will explain why in a base 10 system our time is base 60.  Haven't you ever wondered that?  I started noticing things like this when I was first studying digital logic and binary which, obviously, is base 2 or base 1 if you use 0 to start.  In binary 1 is one 2 is 10 and 3 is 11   see?  Am I weird or does that just give you goose bumps?  Now I am not going to ruin the short other than to say it quite obviously is still in use and it was like a light going on...  a Sextant! and if you want to explore THAT though a bit further go here

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