Devices That Keep Correct Time For You

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. loosewire

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    How many devises do you have that keep correct time
    for you. The one's you use everyday and the one's not
    in use laying around. Beware of information being stored
    or transmitted like lo-jack. I would add containers that
    to that list. When you purchase something does
    the commerce law have fineprint to from the seller.
    The commerce law that control's any thing that cross's
    a state line or your state line from another country.
    So that gps could know the things you use so they can
    make more, and control your weight and health.Addict
    you to a product.
     
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  2. jpanhalt

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    Are you suggesting that when I use my loyalty card at my local supermarket to get 0.2% off my next purchase that the store is actually tracking my purchases and preferences? I'm shocked. Totally.

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  3. loosewire

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    Much more ,only you know your exposure.Do you care. You didn't
    address all those thing that keep correct time for you. The electronic
    calandar on your desk and more thing you would have think about.
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    Loosewire, I have only one thing that keeps time, a Timex wristwatch. Same model for the last 40 years. I buy several at a time and replace them whenever the battery runs out. No transponder or secret bug is included. John
     
  5. loosewire

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    What about your cell phone,and family stuff.
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    What cell phone? Don't have one and can't stand people who use them everywhere. A neat game I play when a woman is using one at the store is to stay just close enough so she thinks I am listening. You know the type. The one who stands in the isle or at the cash register, oblivious to the flow, other customers' needs to reach products, and the need to get past her.

    John
     
  7. VoodooMojo

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    I knew there was a reason I liked you!:p
     
  8. Wendy

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    I lost the battle of the cell phone. Didn't want one, but had to for DeMolay of all things. However, I did not get a contract. I pay $100/6 months, and am going to go to a $100/year plan. I do not use a 1K minutes per that time period, so I'll end up with the cheaper plan.
     
  9. jpanhalt

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    Actually, I exaggerated just to make a point with Loosewire. I do have a pay as you go cell. It stays in the car and turned off. No one, not even I know its number. How else are you going to call AAA when you need to? Ever try to find a pay phone within walking distance of a freeway? I had to. That's when I bought the phone.

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    I keep telling people this. They wouldn't offer the loyalty card if you didn't spend more with it.

    My Linux laptop sets time automatically over the internet each hour (by NTP) and I synchronise my watch every few months but it typically drifts by less than 20 seconds per year (the manual states so) so it's not really crucial.

    Me too, I have a phone but it is turned off often and pay as you go. I chose it due the lack of features. The most advanced thing it has is a colour screen and its battery life is greater than the time to the heat death of the universe.
     
  12. nsaspook

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    Old fashioned WWV clock. Oregon Scientific makes some nice units with radios or weather stations. I use this model at home:
    http://www2.oregonscientific.com/ulimages/manuals2/BAR609HGA.pdf

    We used WWV to sync decoding machines when at sea long ago (1970s). It usually was good to +-0.5 seconds but you still had to manual fine tune the sync clock for perfect timing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KW-37
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_clock
    http://www.nist.gov/customcf/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903649
     
  13. loosewire

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    Keeping time ,tapping my heels..I am bored.
     
  14. VoodooMojo

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    LooseWire waiting for a LiveWire?
     
  15. loosewire

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    Friday nite they still have live bands,and plently of livewires
    with one purpose,to get some fool to get them on u-tube.
    All the livewires have these new phones that do every thing
    other than..... is watching me walk the line. You guys don,t
    have any good fun,those new picture phones are every where.
    If you have any talent,they will want to do pictures.I didn't
    come out from under a rock.You guys must get some exposure.
    Tell me about your fun,you play that ragtime you must be having fun.
    What say you guys.

    Back on topic--Timeing "De" vice.
     
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  16. t06afre

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    Or a wire stripper perhaps. I have heard the best stripper in town goes under the name stripmaster. Seeing that stripper in action gives you goose bumps. I have enjoyed stripmaster many times
     
  17. loosewire

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    I like the stripper that have a gauge for every wire size.
    Too bad there no work for them.
     
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