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Haw anal are you about your clocks?

Old 04-24-08, 04:44 PM
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Haw anal are you about your clocks?

I was making breakfast and happened to notice that the 5 clocks had 4 different times on them. One is an RF atomic clock, and the next closest to the correct time was 2 minutes off.

When we lose power, I look at my watch, and set each clock to that same time, even if it takes over a minute.

I worked with one guy that would come into work every morning and set his watch to the atomic clock. I guess he didn't want to spend any free minutes at work.

Do all of your clocks need to read the same?
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this thread could take a crazy twist by just removing 1 letter
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They all must be exactly the same. I prefer to know exactly what time it is. Of course, I'm late for absolutely everything.
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HAW HAW!

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I am going to recuse myself.
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I have 6 clocks downstairs and only one of them has the real time. The rest are off by hours of each other.
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I allow the wifey to set the clocks because I don't believe in time. She has them all set a little differently for one reason or another to "help" her be on time to things more often. However, she's still late for almost everything...
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I set my watch and some clocks by the weather channel.
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We have one of those radio-controlled clocks in the kitchen, which I compare occasionally with the "pips" broadcast on the BBC radio - it's always been dead on so far. I set my watch by the kitchen clock.

The only other clocks are an alarm in the bedroom and the clock on the cooker. The alarm is correct to within a minute or two - close enough. At that time of the morning I hardly know what day it is - the exact time doesn't really matter! The clock on the cooker is way off. I can't be bothered to look up how to set it.

The clock in my car is still showing GMT, even though we are now on BST (British Summer Time).
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The only clock I can't control is the one on the set-top boxes from the cable company. Therefore every clock in the house and on my wrist must be synched with them.

I'm absolutely bat-shit crazy when it comes to setting time. I watch the seconds tick down to the next top-of-the-minute and push the button on the clock appropriately.
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Haw anal am I? ( & Hey jon! That's Funny! )

But Seriously Folks...

Even though we have a couple of those earth Sun clocks that auto reset, the regular plug-in ones (with battery back-up) after a power burp won't exactly match and is a bee-ouch to set them all to the same time and sometimes it feels kinda like having barbwire forced inside my man-panties!

THEEK!

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oh man...

i can't even wear a watch... if i start to think about it i'll go crazy...

i pondered the 'relativity' time changes when my watch used to be on my arm in a plane...

but this has nothing to do with my rear end...
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I set my watch to the atomic clock, and then set all of the house/car/motorcycle clocks to match. It irritates me to go to someone else's house who set their clocks ahead "because it helps them be on time". Bullshit, all it does is confuse people who don't know the clocks are 15 minutes fast.
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"My experiment worked, they're all exactly 25 minutes slow"
"Are you telling me it's 8:25?"
"Precisely"
"Damn I'm late for school!!"
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My clocks are all different. When getting ready for work, I use either my cell phone or my cable box for the 'actual' time. My alarm is about 7 minutes ahead, my microwave is 3 minutes ahead, and our kitchen wall clock is somewhere around 4-5 ahead. All of the one's that are fast are the easiest to see, so I feel rushed to get ready to go, then, as I'm ready to leave, I check the cable box. Once in my car, the clock is 2 minutes ahead.

All that & I'm still 5 minutes late all the time.
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I only have one time piece I go by: my watch. And I am pretty anal that it is set to a website like date and time, to the second. As for my alarm clock, it's too easy for me to hit the minute button a couple times when I am flopping my arm around to hit the snooze alarm, so I don't worry too much about that. I figure it just makes me get up a little earlier if it does get off.

As for the clock on my microwave...I haven't set it since I got it. My clock on my VCR? (Yes, you read that right!) I make sure that is as close to my watch as I can get it and keep it checked up so I don't miss the endings of shows I tape when I set the timer.

The clock on my computer is constantly off and I stopped caring a long time ago.
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I wouldn't say I'm anal about it. After a power failure I look at the time on the cable DVR and wander around setting the clocks, but I just consider that efficiency. I am a bit OCD about checking my watch frequently though, so much so that my wife remarks on it.
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I don't need to be anal, my clocks are anal for me. They all check with the Mother of All Clocks every night and correct themselves. The only attention they get from me is when they whine about low batteries.
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i never adjust my clocks for daylight savings time. other than my alarm clock all my clocks are an hour ahead half of the year.
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They must be the same.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
this thread could take a crazy twist by just removing 1 letter
I was about to go to bed and rubbing my eyes when I saw this topic, so I did not know what to expect coming into this. Glad to see it is about clocks
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Twice a year, for DST, I pull up the online atomic clock and set all the clocks to the second, even the furnace thermostat. Then I let them drift.
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I try to keep mine all the same, I sync them with the atomic clock.

As a watch collector there is one thing that drives me totally insane. people who intentionally set their watches/clocks fasst so they wont be late

The purpose of a time keeping device is to keep accurate time. If a person knows the exact time then they should not be late. If a person needs to fool themselves into believeing the time is different then why have a watch or clock at all?

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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
this thread could take a crazy twist by just removing 1 letter

That's what my eyes saw too. For every reply you read, just take the "L" out. It will make it a double dip "read".

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