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Odločevalce bi morali prepričati rezultati, ne nagrade
Če hočeš neko stvar narediti dobro, jo moraš najprej dobro premisliti. Za 14. rojstni dan sem si zelo želel zračno puško. Oče mi jo je kupil, ampak na kopitu puške mi je prilepil papir, na katerem je pisalo: Miha, trikrat premisli, enkrat sproži. To je zelo globoka misel. Moto mojega življenja je, da ne poskušam takoj odgovoriti na vprašanja, ampak prej vdihnem, in če so kakšna pomembna, ponavadi rečem, da bom odgovoril jutri. Druge poskušam poslušat, ko mi govorijo in premisliti o tem, kar so povedali in jim čez čas odgovoriti. To velja tudi za dejanja. Trikratni premislek te marsikdaj reši nekaterih situacij. Lepo bi bilo, če bi to počelo več ljudi, vendar tega ne moreš, če najprej samega sebe ne prepričaš, da je to pravi način, zato je utvara misliti, da lahko nekoga spremeniš. To je filozofija zena, mindfulnessa, čuječnosti, kot pravimo v Sloveniji. Da se zavedaš sveta okoli sebe, ne samo, da poslušaš, tudi slišiš, ne samo, da gledaš, tudi vidiš.
mihakos  thinking  time 
4 weeks ago by sspela
I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore
"What happened is that the internet stopped being something you went to in order to separate from the real world — from your job and your work and your obligations and responsibilities. It’s not the place you seek to waste time, but the place you go to so that you’ll someday have time to waste. The internet is a utility world for me now. It is efficient and all-encompassing. It is not very much fun."
internet  time 
5 weeks ago by sspela
How long does it take to count to one million?
This counting calculator is based on the number of syllables in every number and counts all the syllables you’d have to pronounce in order to count from one to one million (or other numbers).
math  numbers  counting  million  billion  time 
march 2018 by sspela
Europeans Are Running Late After Clocks Slow Down By Almost 6 Minutes : NPR
AUS: It goes back actually quite a few years. Kosovo split from Serbia following a few years of war. Kosovo is majority Albanian. But in northern Kosovo, it's actually majority Serb. And so in these four municipalities in northern Kosovo, they've been using electricity, but they haven't actually been paying the Kosovo government for this. Things kind of came to a head in December when Kosovo said it would stop paying for these municipalities' electricity. And shortly thereafter, the clocks in Europe actually started deviating from their normal time.

KELLY: So without getting too technical, just explain how the time on somebody's clock is connected with the electric grid across Europe.

OBERHAUS: All right, so when electricity is getting pushed onto the grid in Europe, devices that are connected to the grid are going to see oscillations in the voltages that are getting fed into the device.

KELLY: OK.

OBERHAUS: So basically 50 times per second, this device is going to see a voltage peak and a voltage minimum. And so it uses this oscillation in order to keep track of time. What happened in Europe is this cycle deviated by one one-hundredth of a hertz.

KELLY: Oh, that's tiny.

OBERHAUS: Very tiny - which doesn't seem like a lot. But over the last month and a half, that actually adds up to quite a bit.

KELLY: Adds up to just short of six minutes, it sounds like.

OBERHAUS: Yep, it was 344 seconds, just under six minutes.
clocks  electricity  time  serbia  kosovo  europe 
march 2018 by sspela
Ode to weather - Bobulate
Cold weather is always a giant surprise. “I can’t believe how much it snowed!” or “Can you believe how cold it is!” This utter disbelief extends to all seasons: “I can’t get over how hot it is.” And so on.

When it comes to weather, we have a beginner’s mind. We approach each season as a blank slate, a wholesale dropping of our expectations, opening ourselves to be astonished by something as simple as temperature or precipitation.

Could we apply the same open expectations to our work? To our relationships? Perhaps then, we can be as surprised by everyday interactions as we are with the daily forecast.
weather  expeactations  surprise  time  beginners 
january 2018 by sspela
Why This Bar Built a Labyrinth Outside Its Front Door - Atlas Obscura
Last December, India’s Supreme Court banned alcohol sales within 500 meters (about a third of a mile) of national and state highways. Meant to reduce drunk driving, the law bothered many of the country’s hotel, restaurant, and bar owners, who saw only two choices: move their establishments, or lose vital revenue.

The employees of Aiswarya Bar—located 150 meters from Highway 17, in Kerala—saw a third option. A few days before the law went into effect, they began building a small maze out of prefabricated concrete walls, leading from the building’s entrance to the street. When they finished, the distance from barstool to road had stretched three times its original length.

“We have constructed an extended way to reach the bar,” Aiswarya’s manager, Shiju P., told the Times of India. “Now it is 520 meters from the highway.”

“A walk before and after a drink will actually be good for health,” a neighboring vendor, who is considering a similar strategy, added.
india  maze  law  rules  space  time  alcohol  bar 
april 2017 by sspela
A boardgame about climate change that melts as you play - Kill Screen
Initially released a few years ago, in MELTDOWN, you guide a polar bear family to the safety of the mainland across ice floes melting in real time. The game provides its players (target ages 2-4, although I think a game or two would put the plight of the polar bear in perspective for me, as well) with a freezer compartment, effectively an ice tray; a set of four dice; and a polar bear family unit of three adults and one juvenile to lead across the ice in this race against time. The spongy blue game board, a miniaturized Arctic, absorbs the melting ice as you play.
climatechange  games  ice  polarbear  bear  time 
december 2016 by sspela
Symmetry minute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Symmetry minute is a significant time point in the clock face timetables used by many public transport operators. At this point in time a train in a clock-face timetable meets its counterpart travelling in the opposite direction on the same line. By keeping this crossing time constant across a network, connecting times between lines are kept consistent in both directions.
transport  scheduling  publictransport  time 
july 2016 by sspela
If We Want Anyone to Remember Humanity, We Need to Talk About Time Capsules | Motherboard
A time capsule is a way to fold the distant future into something comprehensible, by forcibly injecting it with the familiar.
future  time  timecapsule 
november 2015 by sspela
More time is better than more money. – Ronda, Spain — A Hi Moment
When you have abundant time you can get closer to core of a place. You can hang around and see what really happens. You can meet a wider variety of people. You can slow down until the hour that the secret vault is opened. You have enough time to learn some new words, to understand what the real prices are, to wait out the weather, to get to that place that takes a week in a jeep.

Money is an attempt to buy time, but it rarely is able to buy any of the above. When we don’t have time we use money to try to get us to the secret door on time, or we use it avoid needing to know the real prices, or we use money to have someone explain to us what is really going on. Money can get us close, but not all the way.
time  money  travel  kevinkelly 
august 2015 by sspela
Where Time Comes From - The Atlantic
"I know how to compute a second. That's my job."
video  time  gps  demetriosmatsakis  clock 
february 2014 by sspela
Boondoggle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A boondoggle is a project that is considered a useless waste of both time and money, yet is often continued due to extraneous policy motivations.
waste  time  money 
october 2013 by sspela
E.O. Wilson's Advice for Future Scientists : NPR
"You need a lot of time," says Dr. Wilson. "It's a good idea to be alone a lot and talk to yourself. I don't know if—how many other scientists talk to themselves. I do so all the time silently. And I guess I risk my reputation for complete sanity by admitting that. And I've now wondered how many creative scientists, people who are constantly in search of new ideas, new ways of looking at things, new enterprises, talk to themselves in a way as though they were speaking to another person, and trying to open up new subjects, new ways to get into old subjects. And this is a very good mental process for doing original science."
talking  story  time  audio  thinking  edwardwilson  silence  science 
august 2013 by sspela
What Marshmallows Tell Us About Silicon Valley
"As time has shown, however, this is not an innate inevitability but a reflection of economic realities. All these “lazy” people were perfectly willing to work hard, study long hours, and plan for the future, but only when opportunities existed and they trusted that hard work would pay off. This lesson, that people work hard when they are confident that it will pay off, is simple. But it is one that is often eclipsed behind perceptions of culture, innate ability, or other explanations." "The marshmallow test became an important part of psychology canon. But a study in 2012 suggests that the children in the experiment did not necessarily differ in their ability to resist temptation. Instead, it was their trust in the researcher to return with the promised marshmallow that differed. "
work  time  trust  waiting  experiment  children  marshmallows 
july 2013 by sspela
Creative People Say No — Thoughts on creativity — Medium
Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations. “‘It is only half an hour’ — ‘It is only an afternoon’ — ‘It is only an evening,’ people say to me over and over again; but they don’t know that it is impossible to command one’s self sometimes to any stipulated and set disposal of five minutes — or that the mere consciousness of an engagement will sometime worry a whole day … Who ever is devoted to an art must be content to deliver himself wholly up to it, and to find his recompense in it. I am grieved if you suspect me of not wanting to see you, but I can’t help it; I must go in my way whether or no.”
work  time  no  levinashton  creativity 
june 2013 by sspela
400 Years: a game where you strategically wait in order to overcome obstacles - Boing Boing
400 years is an adorable and clever browser-game where you play a kind of ambulatory stone pellet on a quest, wherein you overcome obstacles by holding down the spacebar to make the seasons fly past and the years go by, while a tree grows tall enough to climb, or winter arrives and freezes a pond so you can cross it. But don't hold the spacebar too much -- you've only got 400 years to get through the game!
games  time  obstacles  waiting 
february 2013 by sspela
Timeline of the far future - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While predictions of the future can never be absolutely certain, present scientific understanding in various fields has enabled the course of the far future to be plotted if only in the broadest outlines.
predictions  time  technology  planets  space  earth  astronomy  geology  wikipedia  universe  physics  timeline  science  future 
december 2012 by sspela
The Big Here and Long Now - By Brian Eno - The Long Now
"The Long Now is the recognition that the precise moment you're in grows out of the past and is a seed for the future."
history  past  future  bighere  longnow  time  brianeno 
december 2012 by sspela
What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
[T]ime goes by if you are doing something — anything — that occupies you; even if that something is stabbing your finger onto plastic bubbles. "Occupied time" just feels shorter than "unoccupied time." People doing nothing in a line typically overestimate their wait by about 36 percent. Presumably, these Milanese bus passengers will now wait much more happily.
bus  robertkrulwich  bubblewrap  waiting  time 
december 2012 by sspela
CABINET // The End of the Line
"Historically, the queue as an organizing principle for waiting has lost terrain to its more civilized sibling—the waiting room. The queue—a soaking wet useless fuse, a hierarchic thread of anonymous necks, with everyone busy counting the collar dandruff on the next person—would turn itself not only inside out but also to come to include objects like chairs and tables. The waiting room tries hard to charm its inhabitants. It is open, it is democratic, it is sterile, and you can look other people in the eye. But what is it? It is trying to be a room for waiting, the most abstract of activities—an architecture by default."
time  queues  waitingrooms  waiting  matsbigert 
august 2012 by sspela
Why Waiting in Line Is Torture - NYTimes.com
"And beating expectations buoys our mood. All else being equal, people who wait less than they anticipated leave happier than those who wait longer than expected. This is why Disney, the universally acknowledged master of applied queuing psychology, overestimates wait times for rides, so that its guests — never customers, always guests — are pleasantly surprised when they ascend Space Mountain ahead of schedule."
psychology  disneyland  waltdisney  surprises  expectations  time  queues  waiting  alexstone 
august 2012 by sspela
Keynote by Sumana Harihareswara - Open Source Bridge wiki
"It was expected that, like, of course you want to spend most of your free time in public spaces of the house with your family around! And they understood the idea of getting into the zone regarding *writing* -- you know, it's obvious that you're making something. And both my parents were writers, so they got that. But fiddling around on the computer seemed like just timewasting to them -- they let me do it, some, to play video games and explore the web and Usenet, but it certainly wasn't something they considered edifying. In general, I didn't get a lot of privacy or sustained time to just do my own thing."
talk  opensource  computers  make  making  zone  time  sumanaharihareswara 
july 2012 by sspela
Doing the Dishes – Jack Cheng
"Since dirty dishes beget more dirty dishes, once you start investing time and attention into doing the dishes, you’ll notice that they don’t stack up as often anymore. You’ll get into a habit of cleaning them as you go. When you come across new kinds of dishes, you’ll have a better sense of how they might work with your routine. You’ll start playing games with the order you do the dishes in and the way you stack them on the dish rack. Doing the dishes will become its own fun."
habits  details  attention  time  dishes  jackcheng 
june 2012 by sspela
Do What You Love | Valve
"Perhaps the most useful way to figure out what you really want to do is to observe what you actually choose to do" [...]
"In general, try things that seem worthwhile, set goals and work hard to achieve them, and see where that leads and how you respond. It’ll be clear when something becomes compelling, because it’ll be where you choose to spend your time and attention. It may not be what you expected or wanted it to be – but by definition you’ll find it fascinating and satisfying. And when you think about what you could do with your studies/career/life, really, what more could you want?"
michaelabrash  work  life  attention  time 
june 2012 by sspela
10 Timeframes | Contents Magazine
"All this capacity in the world and we’re trying to figure out how to use it. It feels like it should be easy, given how powerful technology is, given the resources available to us. It feels like interaction design should be a solved problem by now. After all we have these amazing tools. Except of course it’s nowhere near done."
[...]
"You spent two years learning, focusing, exploring, but that was your time; now you are about to spend whole decades, whole centuries, of cumulative moments, of other people’s time. People using your systems, playing with your toys, fiddling with your abstractions. And I want you to ask yourself when you make things, when you prototype interactions, am I thinking about my own clock, or the user’s?"
clock  doingstuff  making  make  speech  paulford  time 
june 2012 by sspela
Segal's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
systems  failure  errors  mistakes  certainty  decisions  time  watch  toomuchinformation  segal  law  information 
may 2012 by sspela
A VC: Subconscious Information Processing
My dad made me stay up very late that night until I had completed [my project]. And he stayed up with me. He made sure I understood two things that evening. The first one is obvious. When assigned something, you do it and you do it on time.

But the second thing he explained to me was more subtle and way more powerful. He explained that I should start working on a project as soon as it was assigned. An hour or so would do fine, he told me. He told me to come back to the project every day for at least a little bit and make progress on it slowly over time. I asked him why that was better than cramming at the very end[...].

He explained that once your brain starts working on a problem, it doesn't stop. If you get your mind wrapped around a problem with a fair bit of time left to solve it, the brain will solve the problem subconsciously over time and one day you'll sit down to do some more work on it and the answer will be right in front of you.
fredwilson  doingstuff  time  mind  procrastination  brains  thinking  creativity  ideas  problemsolving  problems 
may 2012 by sspela
Dont Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort « blog maverick
"Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you."
future  markcuban  time  effort  passion 
march 2012 by sspela
Zgodba o Calvinu in Hobbesu :: Didakta
"Nikoli ne vem, kaj bo sprožilo mojo domišljijo, zato včasih zapravim ves dan, ne da bi prišel do pametne rešitve, včasih pa se v enem dopoldnevu domislim precej idej."
ideas  time  imagination  calvinandhobbes  billwatterson 
january 2012 by sspela
SLOW-SCIENCE.org — Bear with us, while we think.
Science needs time to think. Science needs time to read, and time to fail. Science does not always know what it might be at right now. [...] We do need time to think. We do need time to digest. We do need time to mis­understand each other, especially when fostering lost dialogue between humanities and natural sciences. We cannot continuously tell you what our science means; what it will be good for; because we simply don’t know yet. Science needs time."
science  slow  slowscience  manifesto  longnow  thinking  failure  notknowing  research  time  speed 
november 2011 by sspela
CABINET // Think with Me about Your Extension of Now
"Meteorology, in feudal times a matter of life and death, originated from a real need due to its ability to prolong the "now" to include tomorrow's weather, taking our much too suspended reality for a pleasant ride into the future. Like a time traveler, weather predictions are able to get a small part of the yet abstract future and include it in our cultivated sense of space."
essays  time  now  longnow  olafureliasson  weather  meteorology 
september 2011 by sspela
Cardboard Children: Heroquest & More.. | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
I think games connect us to a time when we had time. In your youth, time is elastic. You have exactly as much of it as you need. You have no responsibilities. No job, no children. Nothing but time, and friends, and shit to play with. When we play games now, as adults with too much stuff going on, we do so because we’ve made time for them. We’ve set time aside to indulge in some nonsense with people we love. When you make that time, you HAVE that time. And when you have that time, it’s like being back there – back in that place, that living room, that bedroom, that house full of memories. With time to spare, and everything exactly as it was.
games  play  playing  robertflorence  children  memories  time 
august 2011 by sspela
Rands In Repose: Bored People Quit
The business day is full of previously undiscovered “things to do”, and your knee-jerk response when you find this new, urgent piece of work is to saddle it on the guy who is working on… something. You don’t know what it is because he can barely describe it himself, so please handle this urgent task. I swear when you’re done you can get back to… whatever it is you’re doing.
work  interruptions  quitting  randsinrepose  boredom  time 
july 2011 by sspela
WIRED SCENARIOS - The Millennium Clock Danny Hillis
"When you start thinking about building something that lasts that long, the real problem is not decay and corrosion, or even the power source. The real problem is people. If something becomes unimportant to people, it gets scrapped for parts; if it becomes important, it turns into a symbol and must eventually be destroyed. The only way to survive over the long run is to be made of materials large and worthless, like Stonehenge and the Pyramids, or to become lost. The Dead Sea Scrolls managed to survive by remaining lost for a couple millennia. Now that they've been located and preserved in a museum, they're probably doomed. I give them two centuries - tops."
time  clock  dannyhillis  changes  planning  future  preservation  people  building  survival  museum  longnow 
june 2011 by sspela
"House M.D." One Day, One Room (2007) - Memorable quotes
"Doing things changes things. Not doing things leaves things exactly as they were. "
quotes  gregoryhouse  doingstuff  time  change 
april 2011 by sspela
Mule Design Studio’s Blog: The Chokehold of Calendars
"All calendars suck. And they all suck in the same way. Calendars are a record of interruptions. And quite often they’re a battlefield over who owns whose time. In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening."
calendars  time  work  interruptions 
october 2010 by sspela
WhenIsGood
An easy way to find out when everyone is free for your next meeting or event.
meeting  scheduling  time 
october 2009 by sspela
Structured Procrastination
"I am working on this essay as a way of not doing all of those things. This is the essence of what I call structured procrastination, an amazing strategy I have discovered that converts procrastinators into effective human beings, respected and admired for all that they can accomplish and the good use they make of time."
work  time  johnperry  procrastination 
april 2008 by sspela

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