[time-nuts] Datum FTS-4065A Cesium Standard - Software Bug
ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Tue May 9 21:33:54 EDT 2017
I just ran across an amusing bug in the system that runs the front panel
display on my FTS-4065A Cesium Standard.
You can enter the date and time and then have a display of
day:hour:minute:second on the screen. But it wouldn't accept the year.
I discovered that you can't enter a year later than '16'. Okay, so what
happens on Dec. 31, 2016 when the date rolls over? Why, the program
crashes, of course! It only affects the display and a push of the reset
button quickly restores sanity. As a work-around, I back-dated the
setting to 2006 which is the latest year that has the same calendar as 2017.
Ah, the joys of running old equipment! :)
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