Bash alias to output the current Swatch Internet Time

alias beats='echo '\''@'\''$(TZ=GMT-1 date +'\''(%-S + %-M * 60 + %-H * 3600) / 86.4'\''|bc)'
Output the current time in Swatch “Internet Time”, aka .beats. There are 1000 .beats in a day, and @0 is at 00:00 Central European Standard Time. This was briefly a thing in the late 1990s. More details: https://2020.swatch.com/en_ca/internet-time/ The alias is rather quote heavy to protect the subshell, so the bare command is: echo '@'$(TZ=GMT-1 date +'(%-S + %-M * 60 + %-H * 3600) / 86.4'|bc)
Sample Output
@811

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