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This image stays roughly in sync with the day (assuming the Earth continues spinning). Shortcut: xkcd.com/now
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ddc0660
3643 days ago
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Pretty cool.
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jth
3646 days ago
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I want a wall-sized real-life version of this where the time circle rotates and I can put a dot on my current location. Also, a puppy.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
ooter37
3644 days ago
I have a clock like that.
jepler
3649 days ago
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all these comments and no criticism of the projection used?
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
llucax
3648 days ago
I also thought about that...
rclatterbuck
3648 days ago
Why would there be? The Azimuthal Equidistant Projection is perfect for displaying approximate timezones. I guess some people might have a problem with it being centered on the South Pole, but they are just showing a Northern Hemisphere bias.
llucax
3648 days ago
On the countrary, being centered in the South Pole is a Nothern Hemisphere bias. It shows Europe bigger than South America and as big as Africa... Intersting insight about projections in The West Wing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVX-PrBRtTY
rclatterbuck
3648 days ago
It also shows them ridiculously distorted in a manner unusual to those familiar with the typical cylindrical and pseudo-cylindrical projections. Size isn't everything. What is easier to pick out? Uruguay or Germany?
AlexHogan
3647 days ago
This is the TIME CUBE
Dadster
3646 days ago
Bottom-up is always good....
Michdevilish
3649 days ago
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Like
Canada
JayM
3649 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
wffurr
3649 days ago
Alt text: " This image stays roughly in sync with the day (assuming the Earth continues spinning). Shortcut: xkcd.com/now"
MourningDragon
3649 days ago
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There should be an award for great ideas like this!
yashimii
3649 days ago
:) Ausdrucken
MourningDragon
3649 days ago
Kann ich Deinen ePaper Drucker haben ;-) ...oder ich klebe es an den Stundenzeiger. Cool, jetzt bekomme ich einen Award!
bogorad
3649 days ago
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Да, мощно.
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
growler
3649 days ago
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brilliant
kazriko
3649 days ago
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This post appears right when I'm still at work after midnight. x_x
Colorado Plateau
hananc
3649 days ago
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DST?
miah
3649 days ago
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Why is there not an app for this that looks like this?
Denver, CO
Ludwig
3649 days ago
It's called a "globe."