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Precisely Incorrect

Posted in General at Tuesday, November 15, 2005 2:45 AM Pacific Standard Time

Last christmas my wife bought me this cool self-setting project clock by Oregon Scientific.

It sets itself so you never have to set it and it has worked great for the last year. However, this morning it decided to change the time to be two hours earlier! Thankfully the first thing I do when I wake up is make the coffee, so I noticed that the coffee maker thought it was 4:00 am instead of 6:00 am.  At first I thought I had just accidentally changed the time zone, but that wasn't the problem. I reset it and it seems to be working just fine now.

I don't know what technology these clocks use to set themselves, but that would be an interesting prank to play on a neighborhood. Reset all their clocks to some other time. :)


Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:54:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I have my son reset the timezone on mine all the time -- I started checking it before I went to bed ... As for the technology, it reads a Very low frequency signal that is broadcast across the US -- from Colorado if I remember correctly.
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