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Facebook invents new unit of time to measure modern attention spans: 1/705,600,000 of a sec

VinceH Silver badge

"Without flicks functions written to perform accurate conversions, the losses accumulating through timing mismatches would result in a loss of precision and could throw off the execution of the simulation."

I'd say FTFY - but in fact they probably have written those functions, specifically to handle 'flicks'.

All that's happened is that someone has discovered maths, worked out the lowest common multiple of the frame rates (x 1000), given it a name, and shouted about it as though it's some kind of miracle.

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