[time-nuts] GOES time service

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Apr 10 02:19:43 EDT 2008

In message <20080409225921.821BCBA456F at mini-me.trailing-edge.com>, Tim Shoppa w
>"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

>> 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.
>What's really sad is that the GPS antennas are the size of a hockey
>puck and completely invisible from the ground - or for that matter any
>of the surrounding buildings as the antenna is actually lower
>than the parapets around the roof.  Yet we need zoning
>and community and FAA approvals!

That's what I mean:  It will be a long time before progress goes too far.

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