Win a Swatch!

I’ve decided to celebrate all my “social network connections” by giving away a few freebies. If you are one of facebook friends, if we ever engaged in a twitter exchange or if you have ever commented on any of my blogs, this one’s for you.


Here’s a list of items up for grabs. To qualify, you have to have commented in the past on this blog or any of my other “net properties”, as stated in the introduction. You also have to answer the following “problem”:

Given two Swiss watches – same model, same brand – suppose that the experiment takes place at the intersection of the Equator with the Greenwich Meridian. One watch travels (with it owner) around the globe in a 40-day trip. You may assume a constant speed and a trajectory along the Equator, from East to West. Neither watch is ever adjusted during the aforementioned time interval and they both work well (Quartz). Upon the return of the first watch to the starting point, the time shown by both is compared. Is it the same? If not, what is the difference?

I have not calculated the answer myself and do not expect necessarily a mathematical answer. You don’t have to be accurate in your answer, but if you’re not, make sure you are entertaining!

If you are not interested in a Swiss Watch, you may also choose any of the items in my prize pool that are not marked “Pricey”. These are mostly items I purchased or got as a gift but (almost) never used. Among them a portable DVD player, 2x1 GB Platinum OCZ memory, a crystal chess set, electronics. Additionally, you may also get either a domain name for $1 or 500 VoIP minutes of calling any phone number in Canada or USA from your computer or smartphone.

It all ends March 10, 2010.

Good luck!

Sources / More info: domains, VoIP


Cartim Blogger said…
I say that, if we take after Einstein and Langevin and we launch the theory of relativity and the twin paradox, the clock who is going avay must delay, but as we do not relate to the theory of relativity, but only 4 weeks, with two identical watches, can be assumed as well that they will show us the same time.
InBonobo said…
right on! now start deciding which freebie you go for..
since you're a special commenter, for you I might double the phone minutes :)
Cartim Blogger said…
Since we are talking about the four weeks spent on Earth, with two identical clocks, one remains and the other, goes, I think they should show the same time.

I was good at physics or other science, so I chose to become a psychologist,
InBonobo said…
Well, you do have a flair for apparent contradictions :)
Cartim Blogger said…
I know , my Friend , I know :))
InBonobo said…
Alrighty, you can choose from a domain name for $1, 500 conversation minutes with North America (or any other country), the watch or anything else in the prize pool except the "pricey" category, including the remote controlled helicopter, the wireless mouse and keypad, the nunchucks, the web cam + USB stick + headset etc. Let me know!
Cartim Blogger said…
Thank you, my Friend, I will.
Cartim Blogger said…
I thought and I have concluded that the gadget okay for me would be DVD / CD / portable MP3 player.
I have a watch, but don't wear it.

So I thamk you once again for the prize.
InBonobo said…
You're welcome. However, the prize is supposed to be either the watch or anything else from the list except for those marked as "Pricey". That includes the helicopter you mentioned earlier :)
Cartim Blogger said…
The charger is not a problem for me , I have a good Friend who lived in the United States and he has more power adapters for Europe.
InBonobo said…
I'm not sure what you mean there. Anyhow, as stated above, the only item marked "Pricey" up for grabs was the watch. You may choose anything else from the other categories as long as it is not marked "Pricey".
Don't worry, there'll be other contests as well..
Cartim Blogger said…
Sorry it was my mistake.
I din;t know what "Pricey" means.

It is okay now.
I decided for the Desktop Computer Ki if that is still posible .
Thamk you .
InBonobo said…
yeah mon, sure mon :)
Cecil Dee said…
I'm game. That's a nice watch there.

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