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#1 jword

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:59 AM

Travelling the world, I take a break from my journey and read in a local brochure that 15 minutes is equal to 1 minute.Where am I ?
Spoiler for Take your time

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:00 AM

It doesn't matter where you are. Fifteen minutes of rotation of the earth is accomplished in one minute.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 11:22 AM

Not quite there Sandstorm ;)
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:09 PM

Not quite there Sandstorm ;)


I think Sandstorm is right.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:03 PM

Well OK, thats it , I´m packing my bags. Yes he´s (Sandstorm) correct. I was hoping for a plethora of mundane threads such as "Not if you´re stood at the North Pole looking East ,etc,etc," but then thats me , I don´t put the blame on my mother, Ok she liked every thing to be feminine feminine, but the resentment set in at an early age when all my mates were starting to wear long trousers and I was constantly being chided for letting my skirt rise above my ankles......................
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:08 PM

Well OK, thats it , I´m packing my bags. Yes he´s (Sandstorm) correct. I was hoping for a plethora of mundane threads such as "Not if you´re stood at the North Pole looking East ,etc,etc," but then thats me , I don´t put the blame on my mother, Ok she liked every thing to be feminine feminine, but the resentment set in at an early age when all my mates were starting to wear long trousers and I was constantly being chided for letting my skirt rise above my ankles......................



Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't it regardless of where you are on the earth the same 15 minutes of rotation should be one minute?

Alternatively, my first response to this was not the rotation, but that you were traveling going near c (maybe ~99% of c or so) and time dilation caused 1 min to equal 15 min between you and a relative body.

Edited by Noct, 16 March 2008 - 10:17 PM.

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#7 jword

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:34 PM

Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't it regardless of where you are on the earth the same 15 minutes of rotation should be one minute?

Alternatively, my first response to this was not the rotation, but that you were traveling going near c (maybe ~99% of c or so) and time dilation caused 1 min to equal 15 min between you and a relative body.


The first part of your reply absolutely correct.
The second part, I´m not into Quantum.
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:38 PM

Alternatively, my first response to this was not the rotation, but that you were traveling going near c (maybe ~99% of c or so) and time dilation caused 1 min to equal 15 min between you and a relative body.

Ya, that is also possible ...
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