Convert time into Swatch Internet Time

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According Wikipedia :

Swatch Internet Time (or beat time) is a decimal time concept introduced in 1998 by the Swatch corporation as part of their marketing campaign for their line of "Beat" watches.

Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is divided up into 1000 parts called ".beats". Each .beat lasts 1 minute and 26.4 seconds. Times are notated as a 3-digit number out of 1000 after midnight. So, @248 would indicate a time 248 .beats after midnight representing 248/1000 of a day, just over 5 hours and 57 minutes.

My main point is that ok it's not like people still using widely this time system but I found some kind of old school / retro stuff I like in things and as it's not really easy to convert from and to beat time, I'd like to see it here :)
• posted 3 years and 5 months ago • type: Goodie (Perl functions) In Development

Could you not just set the formula in your own script/code from:

"The formula for calculating the current time in .beats from UTC+1 is:

(UTC+1seconds + (UTC+1minutes * 60) + (UTC+1hours * 3600)) / 86.4"

Taken from (which you linked from).

Using the 'date' command from a shell/VPS/dedicated server in Linux for instance would be a good way of working out the current time in Swatch Internet Time obviously with the above formula.

ping @zac << What do you think in regards to this person's question of adding it into search?
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 5 months ago Link
Yes I do, like i can calculate MD5 ou SHA1 and dozens of others stuff but you'd implement it into your search engine. I though it was a point of DDG to have those kind of little time savers built in ...

Thx for your time btw.
posted by clawfire 3 years and 5 months ago Link
Hey! Anybody working on this? I would like to work on it. Can somebody help?
posted by anujagarwal464 3 years and 1 month ago Link
@anujagarwal464 -- doesn't look like anyone is working on this, or at least no one that has told us ;) because the status still says we're looking for a dev.

If you'd like to tackle this you're welcome to -- this should make for a fairly simple Goodie Instant Answer.
posted by Moollaza Staff3 years and 1 month ago Link