"Though less than yours in past, must o'ertop yours;
For time is like a fashionable host
That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand,
And with his arms outstretch'd, as he would fly,
Grasps in the comer: welcome ever smiles,
And farewell goes out sighing. O, let not
virtue seek "
"Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go."
"Aristotle and others (including, especially, Leibniz) have argued that time does not exist independently of the events that occur in time. This view is typically called either "Reductionism with Respect to Time" or "Relationism with Respect to Time," since according to this view, all talk that appears to be about time can somehow be reduced to talk about temporal relations among things and events. The opposing view, normally referred to either as "Platonism with Respect to Time" or as "Substantivalism with Respect to Time" or as "Absolutism with Respect to Time," has been defended by Plato, Newton, and others. On this view, time is like an empty container into which things and events may be placed; but it is a container that exists independently of what (if anything) is placed in it. "
"I think that overtime can be divided into good and bad, and that good overtime benefits both the devs and the projects. With good overtime, the extra hours are not the thing that benefits the project. They're a side effect; a symptom of people fully engaged in work they think is fascinating and worthwhile, and they stay later because it's more fun than whatever else they would be doing. "
"But, Reigning in overtime is like taking away someone's cigarettes. They will resent it, fight it, whine and complain loudly. "It's not fair." they'll cry. "We can't afford to live on this lousy salary with out OT." they will scream."
" Overtime is like a two-headed snake. It cost you time and a half, and you loose productivity. If you work a man 60 hours in one week, you loose 50% of his productivity for the 20 hours overtime."
"To cops, overtime is like a drug. It's something you'll crave, and something that influences far too much of what you do on and off duty."
"Overtime is like sprinting: It makes some sense for the last hundred yards of the marathon for those with any energy left, but if you start sprinting in the first mile, you're just wasting time. "
"Working overtime is like throwing extra distance into the next race. One of two things is going to happen. Either the person is going to push themselves like the normally do but become exhausted by the end (in this case, they'll complete the extra features ok but will suddenly slow down on Monday when they're supposed to be working on the "main" development), or they'll adjust their pace to suit the extra hours. While you used to budget 8 hours for a certain kind of task, it will now take them 9 hours to do it because they're going slower. "
memory is the umbrella...
"If you think time travel is like a tower - one moment is put on top of all other moments, and order/causality is maintained at any time - then any attempt at time travel would either be rectified instantly, either by recreating the only possible timeline, or by recreating another timeline, erasing the change (depending on the amount of determinism in the universe)."
"A time capsule is like a message in a bottle sent forward in time. Messages in the capsule tell our future self what we think was important today."
"A time crystal is like constantly oscillating jelly in its natural, ground state, and that's what makes it a whole new phase of matter - non-equilibrium matter. It's incapable of sitting still."
"A time crystal is like a spatial crystal that adds symmetry in the fourth dimension, in time as well as in space. Something that's symmetric in time is sort of like a clock: there's a repeating pattern of motion through time, and it's this pattern of motion that's analogous to the repeating pattern of atoms in space."
"Sure it's in time. You can start playing wherever you want. A time signature is like a big grid. You can place your notes anywhere in the grid that you choose. You are not obligated to start in square 1. "
"A time signature is like a trailer of a movie that comes on before the main feature. You see the trailer and find out six months before the movie's release date that it's a comedy or a horror show or an adventure flick."
"To cement this concept for him, I used the analogy that the time signature is like the painter's canvas. It has dimensions and the painter can only paint within the dimensions of the canvas. The rhythmic subdivisions (specifically the Table of Time) are much like the painter's palette. Drummers use different combinations of rhythmic subdivisions to creatively subdivide the pulses within each measure of a song."
"There is potential in your idea and many people thought of it, but the main time signature is like the skeleton of a song and messing with it will need practise and experience to make something pleasing."
"A time signature is like a code that tells you two things: 1) how many beats in a measure and 2) what type of note value gets one beat. The top number of a time signature tells us how many beats per measure (irrelevant to your questions) while the bottom number tells us what gets the beat."
"Rhythm and Patterns are easy to see and feel! Musical notation is comprised of fractions - whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note etcetera. Patterns of these notes are grouped into different measures or bars that are given a time signature. The time signature is like a fraction of which the numerator is the number of beats per measure and the denominator represents the type of note getting one beat. The arrangement of the rhythm in a repetitive pattern of strong and weak beats provides for the meter of the music."
"Watching day time television is like having your brain slowly drip out of your ear."
"Day-time television is like a lava lamp. It changes, yeah, but not really."
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