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14th Oct '17 3:30:05 PM rosvicl
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** Though they themselves have forgotten the fact, and falsely believe that their clocks start from the time of the first Moon landing. (It's close enough for government work, anway; the Unix epoch is coincidentally the first Gregorian new year after the moon landing.)

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** Though they themselves have forgotten the fact, and falsely believe that their clocks start from the time of the first Moon landing. (It's close enough for government work, anway; anyway; the Unix epoch is coincidentally the first Gregorian new year after the moon landing.)
29th Aug '17 2:05:22 AM PaulA
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* The Ekumen of Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's novels has a nominal standard year for recordkeeping, but due to the difficulty of interstellar travel most worlds use [[AlternativeCalendar idiosyncratic calendars]] based on the local year.

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* The Ekumen of Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/{{Hainish}} novels has a nominal standard year for recordkeeping, but due to the difficulty of interstellar travel most worlds use [[AlternativeCalendar idiosyncratic calendars]] based on the local year.
31st Mar '17 3:39:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''OrionsArm'' uses fairly hard science and thus has to accept the problem posed by relativity. As a result no one has any idea what year it is by our calendar (except GAIA) and every planet has not just different length days and years but experiences time at a different rate.

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\n* ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' uses fairly hard science and thus has to accept the problem posed by relativity. As a result no one has any idea what year it is by our calendar (except GAIA) and every planet has not just different length days and years but experiences time at a different rate.






18th Dec '16 4:42:11 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Dan Simmons' ''Hyperion'' novels.

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* Dan Simmons' ''Hyperion'' ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' novels.
3rd Dec '16 12:22:29 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* The Imperium of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' uses Earth years in a continuation of the Gregorian calendar, with the year nominally divided into 1,000 parts for record-keeping purposes. They do use a unique notation, though. Instead of "38,420 AD" they would write "420 M39," meaning 420th year, 39th millennium.

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* The Imperium of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' uses Earth years in a continuation of the Gregorian calendar, with the year nominally divided into 1,000 parts for record-keeping purposes. They do use a unique notation, though. Instead of "38,420 AD" they would write "420 M39," meaning 420th year, 39th millennium. There's also an official way of recording how accurate the date is considered to be (the vagaries of space travel and communication in the setting mean they're lucky of it's within ten years in many cases), but few authors bother with the whole 10 character date.
7th Jun '16 4:04:03 AM Morgenthaler
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7th Jun '16 2:30:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's later ''{{Foundation}}'' novels, this is used as a plot point to deduce the identity of Earth, the forgotten homeworld. The standard year and day correspond to no day or year cycle on any known world, but just might correspond to the original.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's later ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' novels, this is used as a plot point to deduce the identity of Earth, the forgotten homeworld. The standard year and day correspond to no day or year cycle on any known world, but just might correspond to the original.



* The Ekumen of UrsulaKLeGuin's novels has a nominal standard year for recordkeeping, but due to the difficulty of interstellar travel most worlds use [[AlternativeCalendar idiosyncratic calendars]] based on the local year.

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* The Ekumen of UrsulaKLeGuin's Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's novels has a nominal standard year for recordkeeping, but due to the difficulty of interstellar travel most worlds use [[AlternativeCalendar idiosyncratic calendars]] based on the local year.



* This is a plot point in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''[[Literature/XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'' where Corran Horn notes that he's either on a planet so backwater that all local clocks are set to GST, regardless of local time, or... [[spoiler:he's actually been on Coruscant the whole duration of his imprisonment]].

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* This is a plot point in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''[[Literature/XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'' where Corran Horn notes that he's either on a planet so backwater that all local clocks are set to GST, regardless of local time, or... [[spoiler:he's actually been on Coruscant the whole duration of his imprisonment]].
10th Mar '16 4:24:09 PM Nentuaby
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** Though they themselves have forgotten the fact, and falsely believe that their clocks start from the time of the first Moon landing.
*** The Unix epoch just so happens to be the first new year after the moon landings. So if you wanted to introduce a calendar using the moon landings as its reference event, but with the same new-year's day as the Gregorian calendar, you might well end up just subtracting 1970 from the Gregorian year, and have the calendar's epoch be the same as the Unix epoch. If you then went over to a seconds-only count because of interstellar colonization, that second-count would be identical to Unix time (with the possible exception of the handling of leap-seconds).

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** Though they themselves have forgotten the fact, and falsely believe that their clocks start from the time of the first Moon landing.
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landing. (It's close enough for government work, anway; the Unix epoch just so happens to be is coincidentally the first Gregorian new year after the moon landings. So if you wanted to introduce a calendar using the moon landings as its reference event, but with the same new-year's day as the Gregorian calendar, you might well end up just subtracting 1970 from the Gregorian year, and have the calendar's epoch be the same as the Unix epoch. If you then went over to a seconds-only count because of interstellar colonization, that second-count would be identical to Unix time (with the possible exception of the handling of leap-seconds).landing.)
13th Dec '15 4:02:39 PM nombretomado
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* This is a plot point in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''[[XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'' where Corran Horn notes that he's either on a planet so backwater that all local clocks are set to GST, regardless of local time, or... [[spoiler:he's actually been on Coruscant the whole duration of his imprisonment]].

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* This is a plot point in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'' where Corran Horn notes that he's either on a planet so backwater that all local clocks are set to GST, regardless of local time, or... [[spoiler:he's actually been on Coruscant the whole duration of his imprisonment]].
11th Aug '15 8:58:13 PM phoenix
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* When Nameless Technician in ''NuklearAge'' points out that the alien spaceship spotted was exactly one mile in diameter, Dr. Genius disbelievingly points out what a coincidence that would have to be. Of course, there is a [[CallBack good reason]].

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* When Nameless Technician in ''NuklearAge'' ''Literature/NuklearAge'' points out that the alien spaceship spotted was exactly one mile in diameter, Dr. Genius disbelievingly points out what a coincidence that would have to be. Of course, there is a [[CallBack good reason]].
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