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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

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  • The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age
  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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Shaw

Well I was wondering a similar question yesterday. I was watching an eBay auction last night that was ending today and it said "22 hours left" but I couldn't figure out exactly what time that would be. Is it 22 hours from NOW (i.e. yesterday), or 22 hours minus 1 hour? Such unnecessary confusion.

John

No confusion - it's all just an arbitrary human fabrication. Don't let it bother you. A time interval is a time interval, regardless of who fiddles with the clock setting.

It probably does save energy, but more importantly, it saves more daylight for going to the beach and playing tennis after work (very few courts have really good lights in my humble experience).

*moves the offensive Mr BumCrack closer to being scrolled off the bottom of the list, hopefully*
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BLOGGER: Thanks for moving that guy down. He's a real test of my committment to the First Amendment.

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