[time-nuts] GOES time service

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Apr 9 12:31:42 EDT 2008

In message <20080409162704.574CBBA49DF at mini-me.trailing-edge.com>, Tim Shoppa w

>I know in the case of my "day job" that the process of permitting
>to change out the antenna on a roof of a commercial building, contracting
>to get it done, running the cable down eleven floors, and modifying/requalifying
>the system that uses the time (not just computers
>but also a phone switch) can run circa $250K and literally
>a year of meetings with everybody from the lawyers and neighborhood
>association meetings (permit process) to procurement to software changes.

You have just recited most of timing.com's sales pitch for their
Telco-grade Cesium units, the last bit is 

	"Buy this box for $lot_less, mount it, fire it up, see the
	green light turn on, put a mark in your calendar 10 years
	on when the warranty expires."

It is a sad testimony to modern civilization that this works so well.


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