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No time for time

  1. Decreased 200%

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    0.0%
  2. Decreased 100%

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    0.0%
  3. Decreased 50%

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    0.0%
  4. Stayed the same

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Increased 50%

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Increased 100%

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  7. Increased 200%

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  8. Can't tell

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. Apr 8, 2009 #1
    In your memory, how has time seemed to have changed - slower or faster?
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2009 #2
    As far as my mind is now concerned, everything happened two months ago. Okay, everything that's happened in, say, the past four years. That happened two months ago. Everything that's happened in the past ten years, happened two years ago.

    I'm not kidding.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2009 #3

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    I voted in the last category, because I'm not even vaguely normal in this regard.
    I don't know how much of this is because of my ADD, and how much is because of a couple of serious head injuries that I sustained as a child.
    (When I was a couple of months old, my aunt dropped me on the concrete steps. Poor girl thought that she'd killed me, but I got through it fine. Seven years later, I got stranded in the loft of the same aunt's barn. I'm terrified of heights, but climbed the ladder up from the ground floor. No way in the world could I get near that same ladder to climb down. My cousins (and I agreed with them) figured that the proper thing to do was build a huge pile of hay on the ground floor, which I could jump into. The problem was that they built it right under the edge of the half-loft and expected me to just step off. I took a running jump and missed the damned hay by about a metre. Flat on my back on a concrete slab from 4 metres high. That was the second time that my aunt thought that I was dead. I'm not sure how long I was unconscious, but I again survived.)
    In any event, I have never had any sense of time. Something that happened 40 years ago feels like yesterday, and stuff that I did today could have been last year.
    Even given that, though, I find that time seems to pass faster the older I get. By that standard, of course, Ivan and Integral are in stasis. :biggrin:
     
  5. Apr 8, 2009 #4

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    I voted 200%, but that's actually incorrect. The pace of time has increased 292% over the course of my life. The pace of time had actually increased 100% by time I was 7.4 years old and by 200% by time I was 20 years old.

    Of course, part of the problem is that you didn't set a baseline age to compare to. The pace of time has increased about 100% from the time I was 7 years old.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2009 #5
    I didn't vote. Does increased mean time moves more quickly, or is it the other way around?
     
  7. Apr 8, 2009 #6
    It seems like a month passes by in a week these days, so thats 33.33%
     
  8. Apr 8, 2009 #7
    And an hour feels like a couple of minutes ..
     
  9. Apr 8, 2009 #8

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    For me one second seem to be much quicker than before. I remember counting seconds was really boring and the intervals was quite long, but now they pass much quicker.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2009 #9

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    Of course, everything is relative. As Einstein said, 10 minutes sitting on a pretty girl's lap is a lot shorter than 10 minutes sitting on a hot stove. (Not an exact quote, but that's the gist of it.)
     
  11. Apr 8, 2009 #10

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    Why would you sit on the girls lap, shouldn't it be the opposite?
     
  12. Apr 8, 2009 #11

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    Because I think it's supposed to be a big, soft, comfy girl's lap; not a pretty girl's lap. You're right - the latter wouldn't make sense.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2009 #12

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    Would you really want to sit on such a girl? I'm not judging einstein here.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2009 #13
    http://thinkexist.com/quotation/put_your_hand_on_a_hot_stove_for_a_minute-and_it/145963.html" [Broken]

    I think that from the pretty girl's point of view, you are sitting in her lap, but from your point of view, she is sitting in yours. THAT's relativity for men. Women are on their own.
     
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  15. Apr 8, 2009 #14

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    :yuck:
    I'm just paraphrasing here. I don't know what sort of girl Einstein considered pretty.
    Personally, a nice slim one perched on my lap would be ideal... preferably with nudity involved.
     
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