Reply to post: Re: They've neglected Leap Seconds...

Doomsday Clock moves to 150 seconds before midnight. Thanks, Trump

Prst. V.Jeltz Silver badge
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Re: They've neglected Leap Seconds...

I prefer the defcon system , as seen in the movie Wargames , and probably in real life.

1 to 5 - easy

2 minutes to midnight? it works as an Iron Maiden song but as a scale to illustrate doom its a little unweildy.

Ironic , seeing as those well meaning scientists probalby chose it as a simple illustration that everyman could easily understand.

Unless I'm grasping it wrong - are we actually fucked? because thats what the clock is telling me. The furthest from doom its ever been is 17 minutes in the 90s - out of 24 HOURS??

I'm gonna assume its a 24 hour clock , seeing as they are specifying midnight rather than 12

there are 86400 seconds in a day , we are 150 from doom.

That means we are 99.82638889 % fucked

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