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Old October 12 2012, 09:31 AM   #21
Re: Those little details you miss

...What I found particularly fascinating was how Spock called every third second in the countdown. That's an alien thing to do - humans, at least from the western civilization where the base ten system runs deep, would more probably call every second or every fifth second.

Not that the supposed humans did any "better": the later increments in the countdown were completely random (57, 53, 48, 44)... That's not how you're supposed to do a countdown, unless your point is to drive the listener mad with anxiety and uncertainty.

Timo Saloniemi
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