amb-plug at bradfords.org
Fri Feb 16 20:30:53 MST 2007
Thus said Steve on Fri, 16 Feb 2007 12:16:46 MST:
> Honestly I'm more worried about my wristwatch.
I'm just as worried about my watch that I purchased a year or two ago,
as well as the wall clocks that I have purchased over the years. Each
one has timezone abilities, as well as DST , however, unless the DST
change is also transmitted with the atomic signal that they sychronize
with, they will be out of kilter for a couple of weeks.
What I would like to know is how this thing just kind of came out of the
blue. Did We the People have any say in the matter or are we just a huge
test tube for this kind of thing? Had I known of such changes coming
down the pike, I most certainly would have opposed them.
> I purchased it immediately prior to the changes, and as such even
> though it does the switch over on DST automatically based on where I
> live, this feature is now going to be "broken", and now it looks like
> I may have to set my watch 4 times per year instead of 2 :(.
And I purchased my watch (atomic as well) and all the wall clocks
specifically because I didn't even want to bother changing the clock 2
times a year. It does so automatically. Hopefully this functionality
will automagically work due to the atomic signal, but I'm a bit
skeptical. Anyone have any insight into how these actually work and if
I'm at risk of having broken clocks (or manually set) for a while?
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