Thanks Kumar, I appreciate it and no there was no reason I was using 
to_f over to_i other than inexperience.

Thanks again.

R.. Kumar 1.9.1 OSX wrote:
> John Crichton wrote:
> 
>>     @init_time = Time.now.to_f
>>     @twomin = @init_time + 120
> 
>> Thanks
> 
> Is there any specific reason you are doing to_f. You can use to_i to get 
> seconds since epoch too.
> 
> You can also just say:
> 
>      Time.now + 120
> 
> This page might help you: 
> http://www.tutorialspoint.com/ruby/ruby_date_time.htm

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