# Alternate way to say date and time?

Registered User regular
edited February 2008
Ok, so I'm going to make a quick 'puzzle' of sorts and I need an alternate way to say (It will be written) the date and time for an event. A basic example is the difference between using 24 hour time and normal 12 hour time but something a bit more obscure but still possible to figure out.

Actually, I don't particularly care if they don't figure it out but I still want it to be remotely possible.

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## Posts

• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
You could put the length of time from a known (or easily researched) date.

IE: 135 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes after Halo 3 was officially released.

After that it's a bit of research and a touch of math to figure it out. Don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for though.

see317 on
• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
Use Truncated Julian Day, like NASA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_day_number They will need to use modular arithmetic!

Boutros on
• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
Give the distance the light that will strike the event is currently away from the event. People will have to know the speed of light, thenconvert from seconds to days/hours/minutes and finally use a calendar to figure out what day that actually corresponds to.

Dark Moon on
• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
Use a non-Gregorian calendar? Lunar, solar, Islamic, Judaic?

JustPlainPavek on
• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
In binary? In another language?

Nibble on
• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
Use the Discordian Calendar, of course.

Raiden333 on
• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
You can do in UTC, which will allow you to specify it as the number of seconds that have passed since January 1st, 1970.

Ganluan on
• Registered User regular
edited February 2008
Ah, awesome suggestions guys! Seriously, especially the crazy ones like Dark Moon's. I have a few ideas now based upon the different types you've put forward. I just need to figure out which one would be the best for this.

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