[time-nuts] Determining Time-Nut infection severity.

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 24 21:57:18 UTC 2010

Mark J. Blair wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2010, at 1:58 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <53601812-FC62-4098-9266-55EDF50AFB2C at nf6x.net>, "Mark J. Blair" wri
>> tes:
>>> Does anybody know how many bits of precision are used
>>> on tombstones these days?
>> Most tombstones are engraved with CNC machines and while I have yet
>> to see a company advertise it as a competitive parameter, your vital
>> lack of stats will be engraved with better than 1/50mm precision.
> Oh, I was mostly concerned with the bits of precision used for the birth and death timestamps.
I should think that if you have left instructions with your executor, 
they can have any arbitrary number of digits engraved, including an 
estimate of uncertainty, if needed.  You could even have them estimate 
the Allan deviation of the various clocks involved, and have the 
requisitite plots engraved as well.

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