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'yorz
1035574.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:38 am Reply with quote

 
cornixt
1035583.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:18 am Reply with quote

It just makes me yell like Hitler.

 
djgordy
1035589.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:09 pm Reply with quote

You could just write the numbers on some stickers and put them on a clock you already have.

 
WordLover
1035608.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:23 pm Reply with quote

Weedy little hands.

The square root of 9! ?? Summat wrong there methinks.

 
suze
1035610.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:35 pm Reply with quote

I think a bit of TippEx is called for. Make the top part of the square root sign a bit shorter and read it as the factorial of the square root of nine, and then all is well.

 
'yorz
1035614.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:43 pm Reply with quote



Saw this one in a local pub. Took me a few seconds to read the proper time.

 
Posital
1035632.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:49 pm Reply with quote

Yeah - had a mains clock which didn't worry about which way it went - I preferred it in reverse and printed a clock-face to match.

Most (cheap) clocks have a printed fascia that is easy to replace. The hands slip on and off the centre easily and back on.

With a bit of glue you could achieve your dreams for under a fiver.

Not many can say that...

 
'yorz
1035634.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:57 pm Reply with quote

But how do you make the hands go backwards?

 
Spud McLaren
1035637.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:00 pm Reply with quote

Put the battery in the wrong way round?

It certainly worked with one clock of my gran's.

 
'yorz
1035643.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:08 pm Reply with quote

Silly bugger :-)




The 1966 Jaguar XKE 4.2-Litre Roadster

Need a bit of a LARGE paper round for that one.

 
julesies
1035644.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:08 pm Reply with quote

I like those t-shirts that say "√-1 2 Σ π ...and it was delicious!" and I've always wanted to make a sign for my kitchen that says that.


Also, about telling time, there's something interesting that Hong Kong people will do when telling the time in Cantonese (this could occur in Mandarin too but I don't know). If the clock says 1:20, they will say it's 1-4. If it's 5:05, they'll say it's 5-1. I think this (understandably) only occurs when looking at analog clocks, though.

 
Spud McLaren
1035647.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:32 pm Reply with quote



Either/or...

 
Awitt
1035669.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:26 pm Reply with quote



Only those who understand music note values will truly appreciate this clock and I want one!

On the subject of reverse clocks, the staffroom of the Melbourne University engineering faculty had one, and my dad used to tease me with it whenever I went in.

 
Posital
1035679.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:14 pm Reply with quote

Well - I've long had a plan to make a clock that has all the numbers in a random order, and the hands move around between the numbers - always pointing precisely at one of the digits.

Still not quite figured out how five fifty-five would be represented - if the hands point at the five and the eleven - then it would just look wrong. If it was represented on a screen, then perhaps the hour hand could slowly fade between the different positions - although that would mean you would usually have more than one hour hand-ish.

Someone posted a great flash digital clock which used roman numerals. I'll be hanged if I can find it...

 
bemahan
1035682.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:18 pm Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
I'll be hanged if I can find it...

In that case you'd better not look too hard.

 

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