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#121374 - 01/27/04 12:45 AM Bunch of prentious marssols Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 3,467 TEd Remington
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What fools these marssols be.
#121375 - 01/27/04 12:55 AM Re: guys and sols Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,154 Zed
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British Columbia, Canada
Sol makes more sense to me as a day than a year. Two "suns" or "sols" is a basic concept that someone from another language would find easy to translate even if I didn't know the correct word for day. A year however would be 2 "winters" or some such thing. (and no I don't mean that it would be easier for Martians to understand - They already know how to speak English from monitoring all that television.)
Although if they want to be consistant it should 7 ares make 1 aeroweek. That way they could use the same system on other planets: 7 sats make 1 satweek, 7 plutes make 1 plutoweek (and 7 uros make 3 Canadian dollars.)
#121376 - 01/27/04 04:12 AM Re: prentious Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538 tsuwm
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this too shall pass
>"Prentious? Moi?" Unless of course there was a letter missing..
actually®, there're two letters missing in prentious, which I wouldn't presume to point out in ordinary circumstances, but after 3 uses in one thread I just couldn't take it any more.
-joe (pretentious, moi?!) friday
#121377 - 01/27/04 04:37 AM Re: prentious Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,230 sjmaxq
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Te Ika a Maui
Wow! I saw the first one, and thought of correcting it, but I did not even realise that I had left out the te in two other instances. Sorry about that, everyone.
noho ora mai
#121378 - 01/27/04 12:35 PM Re: prentious Joined: Sep 2000
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> I wouldn't presume to point out in ordinary circumstances
says Joe Solipotent Friday, solitaneously ;)
#121379 - 01/27/04 12:38 PM Re: prentious Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613 Jackie
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...in ornary circumstances.
#121380 - 01/27/04 02:42 PM Re: prentious Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,624 Capfka
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Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
One of the major reasons for scheduling work during the Martian daylight hours is because them Mars dune doggies is solar-powered. If they run them at night they will use battery power which will not be replenished until the sun do come up again, one night and 39 minutes later. Much better to save the batteries for night-time emergencies like going out for
KSR came up with a good scheme for those 39 minutes. In his novels the clocks just stopped for 39 minutes then took off again!
#121381 - 01/27/04 03:04 PM Re: going out for... Joined: Mar 2000
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lower upstate New York
#121382 - 01/28/04 02:25 AM Re: prentious Joined: Jan 2001
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#121383 - 01/28/04 02:27 AM Re: prentious Joined: Sep 2001
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Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
I'm not even going to ask how we got from sols to porn stars.
However, et', I did want to let you know that the reporters on some space news program I watched this evening said sols often, as though everyone would be familiar with the term. I felt like such a smartypants sitting there in the tv audience, thanks to you!
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