[Dclug] [Ma-linux] "Time"
hawson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 17:53:43 EDT 2008
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 16:34, Przemek Klosowski
<przemek at jazz.ncnr.nist.gov> wrote:
> The funnier thing is that the clocks in most computers are actually
> pretty crappy. A $5 wristwatch may well keep better time than your
> computer does.
> As I always point out, the wristwatch has the benefit of a
> well-regulated constant-temperature environment (your wrist).
Oh, absolutely. I actually argued with myself (and lost) over
including this in my original email, but left it out for brevity's
Now that said, if you have old Alpha or VAX machine, those had pretty
good internal clocks. I suppose you could use one of those in a
pinch....and as a good space heater to boot. :)
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