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Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 1:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I glanced over the clock. It said "Current Time 13:33." I sighed and went back to what I was doing.
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 2:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it, in fact, 1:33 in the afternoon (or 13:33 in 24-hour time)? Did you expect it to be? Or is that time remaining until something (whether it is 13 hours 33 minutes or 13 minutes 33 seconds, either way)?
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 2:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it, in fact, 1:33 in the afternoon (or 13:33 in 24-hour time)? no Did you expect it to be? no Or is that time remaining until something (whether it is 13 hours 33 minutes or 13 minutes 33 seconds, either way)? no
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 5:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the clock on your computer? Relevant what you were doing? Were you doing lateral puzzles?

Relevant what the actual time was?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the clock on your computer? yes Relevant what you were doing? yes Were you doing lateral puzzles? no

Relevant what the actual time was? no
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the time in hours and minutes? Minutes and seconds? Was it counting down? Counting up? Measuring how long something was going on? Hold-the-Button or some similar site relevant?
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the time in hours and minutes? no Minutes and seconds? no Was it counting down? no Counting up? yope Measuring how long something was going on? yes Hold-the-Button or some similar site relevant? noish
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you playing a game? trying to beat a record of 13:33?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you playing a game? yes trying to beat a record yes of 13:33? no
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your time of 13:33 not enough to beat the record? Hence the sigh? Then you went back to try again?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your time of 13:33 not enough to beat the record? Hence the sigh? Then you went back to try again? yes to all
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant what the specific game was? Did you eventually beat the record?

Or have we figured out all that we need to?
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant what the specific game was? to a degree Did you eventually beat the record? yes but irrel

Or have we figured out all that we need to? you still need to figure out what format the time was in
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 2:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd assume a duration of either 13 minutes, 33 seconds, or 13.33 seconds.
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd assume a duration of either 13 minutes, 33 seconds, or 13.33 seconds. this last one is correct—so here's the

**********SPOILER**********

I was playing the game VVVVVV (http://thelettervsixtim.es), in which one of the mini-games involves dodging objects and surviving for as long as possible contiguously. My personal record was 16.90 at this point, and a 13.33 wasn't good enough, so I sighed and tried again. Why the timer uses a colon, I have no idea.

That was quicker than I thought …

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