tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2302165790427483798.post7465035723670898375..comments2017-03-19T16:23:16.976+00:00Comments on Secret Agent, British Intelligence: How time flies!Derekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08068138498213925872noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2302165790427483798.post-46712820922320259382011-01-10T11:13:49.810+00:002011-01-10T11:13:49.810+00:00http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1...http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176634<br /><br />"T minus 10 minutes" does NOT mean "10 minutes"<br /><br />T does NOT mean now. T denotes the time of an event.<br /><br />If "ignition in T minus 10 minutes" meant "ignition in 10 minutes", WHY WOULD YOU SAY IT? Why would you inject "T minus" in there for no reason.<br /><br />You never see nasa saying "ignition in T minus 10 minutes". They just say "T minus 10 minutes".<br /><br />When they say "T minus 10 minutes", it means that right now we are at Time of ignition minus 10 minutes. Hence if ignition is supposed to occur at 12:30, and they say "T minus 1 hour", the time is now 11:30.<br /><br />T is a point in time => T - x minutes is a point in time => "ignition in T minus x minutes" makes no sense<br /><br />If ignition is supposed to happen at 12:30, then "ignition in T minus 10 minutes" does indeed mean "ignition in 12:20", which of course makes no sense.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com