Wednesday, October 28, 2009

go faster, day

When I had the above phrase posted as my gchat status, one of my nerdiest and most brilliant friends messaged me the following:
Chris: I know it seems like the day is not going much faster, which could be accurate
Chris: as the (negative) secular spin acceleration was -19.8 parts per billion per century around the year 600 AD and is now -8.6 parts per billion.
Chris: but have hope!
Chris: the net residual acceleration is 41 ppb!
http://hbar.phys.msu.ru/gorm/atext/rrn85.htm
I love smart people.

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