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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: How does a mixer work?
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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 01:10:18 GMT
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Kevin Aylward wrote:
> "Chuck Simmons" wrote in message
> > Kevin Aylward wrote:
> > >
> > > The problem here though is the very *definition* of time. It simple
> > > not be done with recourse to observation of a motion that is
> > But has been since the dawn of recorded history. To this day, time
> > standards are corrected to astronomical events which can be considered
> > more or less repetitive. The deeper reason is that time measurement
> > line up with the seasons of the year.
> This is a bit misleading. Time increments themselves (the standards) are
> not dependant on astronomical events at all. The second is defined as so
> many oscillations of such and such an element. It never changes.
> However, clocks are reset to get things to line up more conveniently.
But how many seasons may pass while standards bodies argue about which
atom. It has changed, you know. Around the time SI units came. It took
years for a complete switch to the SI standard.
> > > So, the time domain is still no better then the frequency domain.
> > > not an approximation to the frequency domain because its very
> > > inherently depends on the frequency domain.
> > This sentence appears to contradict the first. Was the first not set
> > down properly?
> Ok, there is a bit of confusion in the prose here.
Yes, just a bit. :-)
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons email@example.com
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