A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2015 Nov 9, 07:54 -0800
John Howard, you've used the expression "time hack" twice recently. You described the "lunars hack" for getting GMT, and today you wrote, "The Canadian time hack is even lower frequency of 3330 MHz." This usage strikes me as a little unusual. Could you tell us where you piecked that up, and what does the word "hack" mean here? In "common" ultra-modern usage, a "hack" is a trick, a workaround, a clever quick-and-dirty solution to a problem (here's some discussion of the modern definition). I don't think that's what you're implying with the phrase "time hack". I'm familiar also with the expression "hack watch" which I would describe as a "time repeater" --a watch that carries the time for a while but is not intended to be accurate for any long period of time. But that doesn't seem to fit either.
Anyone else use the expression "time hack" or have a feeling for the implied meaning?