[time-nuts] Neutrinos not so fast? (defectove connector)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Feb 22 22:26:12 UTC 2012

In message <9A458DBA-3875-43B2-8383-5CA2F86BE8E2 at leapsecond.com>, "Tom Van Baak
 (lab)" writes:

>Could be on the electrical side of the adapter, not the optical
>side. It's not impossible to get 60 ns of phase or trigger error
>with RF connectors.

I don't buy that explanation.

It's very hard to get 60 ns *consistent* phase or trigger error,
with any kind of connector, almost no matter how you go about it.

20m of extra fiber sounds *much* more plausible.

Inventing an excuse about a loose connector to cover up the mistake
sounds even more plausible.

You really don't want to defend your phd dissertation, being known
as the idiot who made a fool of both CERN and SanGrasso in one go.

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