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2000\09\16@080904 by Peter L. Peres

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In all this Kafkaesque thread there is only one thing that has remained
unexplained imho: Why would anyone, for any reason, set a clock for a
different time than present, and that as accurately as possible ? I mean,
if you don't need the exact time, why not use a photograph of a clock set
for some convenient time (pleasant memories etc) ? At least there is no
need to wind it up and its batteries won't run down.

just curious,

Peter

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2000\09\16@135118 by Andy Howard

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> From: "Peter L. Peres" <spam_OUTplpTakeThisOuTspamACTCOM.CO.IL>

> In all this Kafkaesque thread there is only one thing that has remained
> unexplained imho: Why would anyone, for any reason, set a clock for a
> different time than present, and that as accurately as possible ? I mean,
> if you don't need the exact time, why not use a photograph of a clock set
> for some convenient time (pleasant memories etc) ? At least there is no
> need to wind it up and its batteries won't run down.
>
> just curious,


I asked a GF this once. She said it was so she wouldn't be late. I suppose
the idea was that there would be two timezones, house time and
everywhere-else time.  Now this doesn't work for me. If I know the clock is
15 minutes fast I look at the clock and think "Oh good, I've got another 15
minutes yet."

Maybe this is something that needs to be to be added to the next edition of
"Men are from Mars...etc".











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2000\09\16@151714 by Harold Hallikainen

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       As to why, it makes my wife on time when she's running late. For me, it
makes me real early...  Then again, most of the country messes with the
clock so they can get up earlier in the summer...  Thank you Ben
Franklin!

Harold

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2000\09\17@221809 by Carl Ranson

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I used to have a GF who was always running late. I had to adjust any meeting
time by 15 mins so that she would show up on time. It used to drive her
nuts, but her parents thought it was brilliant :)

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2000\09\18@071845 by Andrew Kunz

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I thought they messed around with it so they could get up later in the winter.
I'm all for DST in the winter, and double-DST in the summer.

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       As to why, it makes my wife on time when she's running late. For me, it
makes me real early...  Then again, most of the country messes with the
clock so they can get up earlier in the summer...  Thank you Ben
Franklin!

Harold

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2000\09\18@091325 by rad0

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2000\09\18@101429 by Harold Hallikainen

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       And we need to mess with the clocks to get up earlier or later? I don't
reset the clock on weekends...

Harold

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2000\09\18@133717 by Barry Gershenfeld

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> Now this doesn't work for me. If I know the clock is
>15 minutes fast I look at the clock and think "Oh good, I've got another 15
>minutes yet."

You are missing one essential ingredient in this equation.  Besides
a clock with setting buttons on top, you must have a cat.  Then
the clock time will be advanced at irregular intervals, and you
won't actually know the correction factor.

One morning at work I had people staring at their watches..."What's
he doing here? Is my watch broken?"

Barry

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2000\09\19@151331 by Mark Willis

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Barry Gershenfeld wrote:
> > Now this doesn't work for me. If I know the clock is
> >15 minutes fast I look at the clock and think "Oh good, I've got another 15
> >minutes yet."
>
> You are missing one essential ingredient in this equation.  Besides
> a clock with setting buttons on top, you must have a cat.  Then
> the clock time will be advanced at irregular intervals, and you
> won't actually know the correction factor.
>
> One morning at work I had people staring at their watches..."What's
> he doing here? Is my watch broken?"
>
> Barry

<G>  Not too hard to put a kitty cover atop said clock.  I put mine into
the headboard so the kitties cannot get at the set buttons, works well.

For cat control, don't do what some try, though, and hot-glue thumbtacks
(point up) atop your gear;  It doesn't work (Maxi-Cat used to sit right
on the bare spots and give my brother a dirty look.  From atop his
'phonograph' / record player.)  Especially, don't try this on your
clock.

The WWVB clock acts as a reality check, though.

 Mark

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2000\09\19@152558 by Severson, Rob

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> The WWVB clock acts as a reality check, though.

I have my alarm clock set to "wife time". Right next to it I have a WWVB
clock. Saves my sanity, it does.

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2000\09\19@164333 by acampbell

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Because reality is relative.  literalists.  hmmmph.  ...and
why cant 'they' make a watch with a 'TURBO' mode so i can set
it ahead to turbo when i have got leave work in time to pick
up the kid at 6:00 or face $1/minute fine, and reset with a
single push to 'real' time otherwise.

alice

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2000\09\19@171214 by jamesnewton

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What we, errr, no not we... What *I* actually need is a button on my watch
that sets * everyone else's * clocks back so that I have more time to get
the work done...

Hmmm... if I make a very cheap, internet connected, PIC based clock in many
different packages and give it away for years until only Newton clocks are
still in service, then send the broadcast ping with the "set back" command
when I really need it...

...of course, there is still that pesky rotation of the earth and the
vibration of the atoms in the atomic clocks... details, details.

...if I always do a "set forward" during the boring part of a day that I did
the "set back" would anyone notice?

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