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December 15, 2009 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Time&SpaceFilter: GoogleFu failing me here... Trying to RE-find specific time and amount measurement/approximation sites.

1. A site (perhaps found on the Blue, a few years back?) about time where one can enter, say, a birth date/time and determine number of days or hours or minutes or whatever someone's been alive AND the date/time on which the next major milestone (25,000 days, 500,000 hours, or whatever) occurs, other things too...

2. A different site which provides nice visual analogues for amounts. Something like 100 is roughly the number of seats in a section of a baseball stadium (?), that sort of thing.

These were both fairly unadorned sites, and probably not related (though they may have been).

Preparing to go through a wormhole over the holidays, so I was thinkin' these might be useful again... ;)
posted by TigerMoth to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Best answer: For the first one, try this birthday calculator from
posted by tellumo at 12:46 PM on December 15, 2009

Response by poster: We have a winner on the first one! :) Johnny, tell 'em what they win...

Operators are still standing by to take your answer to Question #2.
posted by TigerMoth at 12:59 PM on December 15, 2009

Its probably not exactly what you meant, but sizeeasy lets you compare sizes of things.
For all kind of weird and wonderful data calculations you might also like Wolfram Alpha
posted by kall at 2:51 PM on December 15, 2009

Thanks! Glad I could be helpful.

I've thought a bit about your second question, but haven't been able to come up with anything definitive. However, the two Wikipedia articles that I found most valuable were Orders of magnitude (numbers) and Fermi problem.
posted by tellumo at 11:56 PM on December 17, 2009

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