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Modulous
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Message 123 of 650 (508495)
05-14-2009 10:03 AM


titles in the Bible
From Message 256:

...and the tendency is to refer to {ancient near eastern works} by the first significant noun or action in the work.

But not when translated? Or is this just a quirk of English translations?

I don't know the history of putting titles to works, but I feel confident that some 'blame' belongs to the Greeks. So, for the moment, let's call it a quirk of the Greeks that the Romans and subsequently the rest of the world inherited.

One assumes that the Greeks used their own convention because either they were unaware of the near eastern one - or perhaps more likely, they preferred their own convention. "And He called" doesn't tell a person what the book is about, which seems to be what the Greeks aimed for in their titles.

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Message 165 of 650 (618713)
06-05-2011 5:16 PM
Reply to: Message 163 by Taz
06-05-2011 5:05 PM


Re: swallowing drugs
marijuana is a psychotropic drug, and can be ingested. Although for best effect it should cooked in a high fat dish otherwise much of the drug is wasted. Nevertheless a couple of even small bags probably had this guy talking with his ancestors and being in a jail he was probably crying through a killer bout of paranoia.

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Message 413 of 650 (794768)
11-24-2016 9:18 PM
Reply to: Message 411 by dwise1
11-24-2016 7:10 PM


Re: Why is My Smartphone's Time Off?
We know that the exact time is known by each cell-tower ....

Now, the discrepancy by where I work is 5 seconds, while the discrepancy at home is 10 seconds. Maybe it's a latency problem, possibly caused by some kind of round-robin polling activity that discovers and pings the phones within the tower's range. That's all I can think of at this point.

Some people have noted that their Windows phone is at least a few seconds, usually more, off when set to Auto update time.

The best hypothesis seems to be that your phone is setting itself to the time your Carrier sends out. This time is not important for electronic synching. This means local configs may vary and latency issues can be human noticeable.

This is a windows MP8 issue that is a near universal bugbear for Windows phone users. People have tested Windows vs Android in the same location on the same carrier and the Android version is basically spot on, suggesting they are using different sources for the time. This has been an issue with those phones for so long I wonder if doing it in this way is fundamental to the functionality of the OS in some daft way.


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Message 416 of 650 (794784)
11-25-2016 1:07 PM
Reply to: Message 414 by Dr Adequate
11-25-2016 11:55 AM


Re: Nuts And Bolts
micrometer?

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Message 426 of 650 (794886)
11-30-2016 4:51 PM
Reply to: Message 418 by dwise1
11-25-2016 2:45 PM


Re: Why is My Smartphone's Time Off?
For example, if the Windows phones were set to use an NTP server such as time.windows.com then it would be on-time

Yes. But they aren't set to use NTP servers. They use NITZ:

quote:
In terms of standards and other timing or network access protocols such as NTP or CDMA2000, the quality and enforcement of NITZ is weak. This standard allows the network to "transfer its current identity, universal time, DST and LTZ"[1] but each is optional, and support across RAN vendor and operator varies. This presents a problem for device manufacturers, who are required to maintain a complex timezone database, rather than rely on the network operator. Additionally, unlike 3GPP2, which transmits GPS-sourced, millisecond resolution time via the sync channel, for NITZ, the "accuracy of the time information is in the order of minutes".[1] The optional nature of the delivery mechanism results in issues for users in regions that don't practice daylight savings but which share a time zone with a region that does. Most modern handsets have their own internal time zone software and will automatically perform a daylight savings advance. Because the NITZ delivery is not usually periodic but dependent on the handset crossing radio network boundaries, these handsets can be displaying incorrect time for many hours or even days before a NITZ update arrives and corrects them.

Because: Microsoft

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