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Sat May 1 12:37:47 UTC 2010

all. It cant be measured, we measure the dynamic behaviour of  'things' 
within time, not time itself. To measure you need to take a measure, the 
rules of a measurement minimal change to what is being measured. We could 
have a billion frequency standards in an area, and apart from increasing the 
density of mass in the area, we would not change time. (The assumption is 
you dont compress the thunderbolts so dense that you have to use the special 
rules of relativity) The concept of time if an oditity, its the same at all 
points, but the universe is like measuring jelly with an elastic band! The 
universe is expanding at the speed of light, we sit within the ring of this, 
we rotate, the solar system does, as do the gallaxies. The concept of any 
measure thus becomes problematic, as even the centre of the orginal super 
mass, at the start of the big bang, might not be the current assumed center, 
this relies on uniform expansion. So is there a reference frame that can be 
used, other than two perspectives, or more. Forces come in pairs as well, 
frames come in pairs, but time? Unipolar and uniform?

To end this potted note on the pendulum, there is something called pendulum 
sympathy. The mass of one pendulum, close to another will mutually effect 
each other. The pendulum has had it, regards the recording of time, but it 
is fantastic in education to open up pandoras box, what is gravity and what 
is energy, we know the latter becomes mass and a force that is left over in 
this loop of energy, gravity. Without it nothing would attract, we would 
have a universe of uniformity, nothing would join!

It is vital that we preserve the journey, how we attempted to first record 
the passing of time, to the synchronisation of society, to the future and 
beyond. Nyquist to quote, the highest frequency of the plant, means the 
sample time is half this, to be controllable, in a causual system. This is 
challenged by predictive control, that if you had a model so good, you could 
not tell it from plant, you could vary time and also make time run in 
parallel and at different rates. But to run the model twice as fast as 
reality, to optimise the clock you would need a clock for the model, oh 
another pandoras box, nothing for nothing, something we all want. So does 
the clock (sample rate) always have to be twice as fast as what can be 

I hope that was not too much of the record, and hope you enjoyed the 

We currently need public support for the project, so if you could join the 
facebook on we would all be very grateful.

If any of you want to display to the public your heritage you have saved, 
please contact us. Also when you buy industrial heritage, please keep all 
the history, what the item was used for, this is living history, it needs to 
be captured. I sadly see turret clocks every day out of their context. There 
history and duty to us wiped away. A simple post card, that offer a way of 
recording tracability, will make you frequency standards preserved with 
there history. For this we run and have a historic 
frequency standard group, pendulum based, the synchronome. We also run, where children take apart mass produced items and do a 
treasure trail to find the beating heart, the oscillator.

Very best wishes Paul
Paul Strickland 

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