[Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

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[Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby Brian1976 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:34 am

Mike was pleased that his watch broke.
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby GalFisk » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:42 am

Relevant in which way it broke? What type of watch it was? When it broke? Why it broke? Mike: H? A? M? Did it give him an advantage? An excuse? Did it prove something? Win him something? Keep something from being proven? Did it break by accident? By being tested to destruction? Was it especially fragile? Solid?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby Brian1976 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:08 am

Relevant in which way it broke? yes What type of watch it was? no When it broke? yes Why it broke? yes
Mike: H? A? M? yes to all
Did it give him an advantage? yes
An excuse? no
Did it prove something? yes
Win him something? no
Keep something from being proven? no
Did it break by accident? By being tested to destruction? Was it especially fragile? Solid? no to all of these
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby Westing1992 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 pm

Was he timing something? Conducting an experiment? Participating in a race or contest?
Was he in danger in any way?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby Brian1976 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:03 am

Was he timing something? yes
Conducting an experiment? if you mean a scientific experiment, no
Participating in a race or contest? no
Was he in danger in any way? noish
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby GalFisk » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 am

Was he holding it? Wearing it? Dropping it? Loaning it to someone? Did it stop? Turn off? Break apart? Not respond to input? Was it mechanical? Electromechanical? Digital?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby trebor » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:59 am

Was the thing he was timing exceptionally fast? Slow? A normal speed? Did the watch breaking mean that the thing couldn’t be timed?

Being a pedant here, but was he timing a race/run in which he was not participating? Was he timing a human? Another animal? Is his profession relevant? Is he timing how long it takes for a natural phenomenon to occur, such as lightning and thunder?

Is the watch underwater?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby Brian1976 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:40 am

Was he holding it? Wearing it? Dropping it? Loaning it to someone? no to all
Did it stop? this one Turn off?
Break apart? noish
Not respond to input? irrelevant
Was it mechanical? this one Electromechanical? Digital?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby Brian1976 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:43 am

Was the thing he was timing exceptionally fast? Slow? A normal speed? this one
Did the watch breaking mean that the thing couldn’t be timed? no

Being a pedant here, but was he timing a race/run in which he was not participating? no
Was he timing a human? this one Another animal?
Is his profession relevant? yes
Is he timing how long it takes for a natural phenomenon to occur, such as lightning and thunder? no
Is the watch underwater? no
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby GalFisk » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:32 am

Did the breakage cause the result to be: wrong? Invalid? Better? Worse? Did it mean the timed event had to be repeated? Is he timing a race? A task? One human? Himself? Is the profession of the timed human relevant? Relevant what is done with the broken watch? If so, it is repaired? Replaced? Compensated for?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby Brian1976 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:36 am

Did the breakage cause the result to be: wrong? Invalid? Better? Worse? no to all
Did it mean the timed event had to be repeated? no
Is he timing a race? A task? no to both
One human? yes Himself? no
Is the profession of the timed human relevant? no
Relevant what is done with the broken watch? yes If so, it is repaired? Replaced? Compensated for? irrelevant to all
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby GalFisk » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:48 am

Was it his personal watch? One provided by his job? Relevant why it stopped? Would it be as good if it stopped a minute earlier? Later? A second earlier? Later?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby peter365 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:09 am

Had the watch not stopped would the outcome have been controversial? Is someone making a speech? Is the activity that the person being timed is doing limited to a particular time?

Guinness Book of Records relevant?
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Re: [Brian1976] Regular as clockwork

Postby gregoryuconn » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:08 pm

Is the other person an adult? Male? Can we call him Bob? Do Mike and Bob know each other? Are they co-workers? Family? Friends? Is Bob Happy the watch broke?
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