The sun dial worked during daylight, but how did people agree on what time it was at night before clocks were invented?

  • Flax
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    24 months ago

    Matters for public transport tbh

    • ZephrC
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      14 months ago

      Hey, if you live in a place where the public transport actually shows up when it’s supposed to that’s nice for you, I guess, but where I’m from pretending that the public transport is accurate down to the minute is also a lie.

      • Flax
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        14 months ago

        I do, if it’s early it just waits. Although tbh usually it’s 1-2 minutes late which isn’t a big deal

    • @kent_eh@lemmy.ca
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      4 months ago

      Matters for public transport tbh

      Which didn’t operate on that strict a time schedule (if at all) in the time period OP is asking about.

      • Flax
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        14 months ago

        Fair. I’d hate to show up to my bus 5 minutes early just to realise it left 10 minutes early, though