Swatch Internet Time

Normally, I don't really fall for stupid gimicks like Swatch Internet Time. However, I have long been a fan of having a base 10 time system. The rest of this garbage about time zones and the like are all fine an dandy, but a base 10 time system has awesome advantages. Having base 10 for time of the day is a start. I'd like to replace the calendar with a base 10 calendar as well. But this is a good start I suppose. You can get full information about Swatch's internet time at their website, http://www.swatch.com.

Here's the basic idea. There are 86400 seconds in a day:

60 seconds     60 minutes     24 hours    86400 seconds
----------  X ------------ X ---------- = -------------
 1 minute        1 hour        1 day         1 day
So, Internet Time starts at 0 and works it's way up to 1000. We'll call these units minutes. So there are 1000 minutes in a day, and each minute is 86.4 seconds.
86400 / 1000 = 86.4
To calculate Swatch Internet Time, do the following: Get the number of seconds of the day in UTC/GMT (Universal Time) and add 3600 seconds. Divide the result by 86.4 and you'll have the time in Swatch Internet Time (SIT... heh, what a stupid acronym). Here's some PHP code that generates Swatch Internet Time:
/*
 * note that PHP has built-in internet time functionality with the use of
 * the date() command echo date("B"); will display the number of beats.  I
 * find the MilliBeat to be more useful, so i use this code and format it
 * appropriately with printf("%2.2f", getinternettime());
 */

function getinternettime()
{
  return((float) ((time()+3600) % 86400) / 86.4);
}
or C:
float getinternettime(NULL)
{
  return((float) ((time(NULL)+3600) % 86400) / 86.4);
}
or PERL:
sub getinternettime
{
  return(((time()+3600) % 86400) / 86.4);
}
or CFSCRIPT (submitted by Bruce Kiefer http://www.bruceandmo.com):
<cfscript>
	/**
	* Get current Swatch Internet Time (sIT)
	* The goal of sIT may be commercial, but a base10 clock is wonderful
	* Can be very useful in timestamps and other variables
	* This function should self adjust for your UTC offset
	* See http://www.ypass.net for PHP and Perl versions
	* See http://www.swatch.com for information
	*
	* @return function returns a string
	* @author packetsdontlie@mac.com
	* @version 1, 12 April 2002
	*/
function swatchIT(){
	var myutc = GetTimeZoneInfo();
	var beats = ((3600 + Val(Hour(now()) * 3600) + Val(Minute(now()) *
			60) + Second(now()) + val(myutc.utcTotalOffset)) mod 86400) / 86.4;
	return decimalformat(beats);
}
</cfscript>
You get the idea.

Eastern time conversions :

00:00:00 = 250.00
10:00:00 = 666.67
13:00:00 = 791.67
15:00:00 = 875.00
19:00:00 = 41.67