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(CNN)   World's most accurate atomic clock has been developed. Boss still doesn't care how many periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom goes by, be here at 9:30   (cnn.com) divider line 28
    More: Cool, Atomic Clock, ground states, pendulum, right-to-left, Arithmetic precision, navigation system, NIST, optical lattices  
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2013-08-22 09:09:23 PM
It would suck to have to be at work at a specific time.
 
2013-08-22 10:25:23 PM
I propose an Atomic Savings Time, to smooth the way for the touched.
 
2013-08-22 10:35:49 PM
9:30? Is subby French?
 
2013-08-22 10:36:32 PM
You have until 9:30 to get to work?
 
2013-08-22 10:37:51 PM

eatin' fetus: 9:30? Is subby French?


stratagos: You have until 9:30 to get to work?


Sucks to be you guys.
 
2013-08-22 10:40:27 PM
www.sydneystormcity.com
 
2013-08-22 10:41:39 PM
Headline would be more accurate if it mentioned precision.
 
2013-08-22 11:04:19 PM
I'm almost halfway through my shift by 9:30.

/job hunting
 
2013-08-22 11:21:13 PM

gnosis301: eatin' fetus: 9:30? Is subby French?

stratagos: You have until 9:30 to get to work?

Sucks to be you guys.


Hey everyone, let's admire how cool and successful this guy is. He wants us to know how cool and successful he is. Could you guys tell from his post how cool and successful he wants us to think he is?
 
2013-08-22 11:34:17 PM

Empty H: gnosis301: eatin' fetus: 9:30? Is subby French?

stratagos: You have until 9:30 to get to work?

Sucks to be you guys.

Hey everyone, let's admire how cool and successful this guy is. He wants us to know how cool and successful he is. Could you guys tell from his post how cool and successful he wants us to think he is?


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-08-22 11:57:15 PM

Smatchmo The Chunkateer: Headline would be more accurate if it mentioned precision.


Headline would be more precise if it mentioned accuracy
 
2013-08-22 11:59:08 PM
BTW,
1) I submitted this with a better headline
2) I know there is an expert on this experiment that is lurking in this thread.   Ask your questions!
 
2013-08-22 11:59:21 PM

astro716: Smatchmo The Chunkateer: Headline would be more accurate if it mentioned precision.

Headline would be more precise if it mentioned accuracy


www.extremetech.com
 
2013-08-23 12:00:11 AM

scottydoesntknow: Empty H: gnosis301: eatin' fetus: 9:30? Is subby French?

stratagos: You have until 9:30 to get to work?

Sucks to be you guys.

Hey everyone, let's admire how cool and successful this guy is. He wants us to know how cool and successful he is. Could you guys tell from his post how cool and successful he wants us to think he is?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Nobody cares!
 
2013-08-23 12:29:20 AM
If it doesn't have a little bird that pops out on the hour, I'm not interested.

//oldschool
 
2013-08-23 12:43:54 AM

astro716: Smatchmo The Chunkateer: Headline would be more accurate if it mentioned precision.

Headline would be more precise if it mentioned accuracy


NPR said it was accurate down to a few quadrillionths of a second.
 
2013-08-23 12:57:43 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: scottydoesntknow: Empty H: gnosis301: eatin' fetus: 9:30? Is subby French?

stratagos: You have until 9:30 to get to work?

Sucks to be you guys.

Hey everyone, let's admire how cool and successful this guy is. He wants us to know how cool and successful he is. Could you guys tell from his post how cool and successful he wants us to think he is?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Nobody cares!


I care. Only douchebags make fun of early start times. Decent people sympathize.

Also, the only time I get before sunrise is if it involves live ammo. Ostensibly because it's qualification day, but I'll also accept 'they're shooting AT me'.
 
2013-08-23 01:00:07 AM

Mr. Eugenides: astro716: Smatchmo The Chunkateer: Headline would be more accurate if it mentioned precision.

Headline would be more precise if it mentioned accuracy

NPR said it was accurate down to a few quadrillionths of a second.


The NPR story was pretty good, but it seemed (at times) to conflate accuracy and precision.  This clock is precise---its ticking doesn't change very much (indeed, stable to within a few quadrillionths of a second), but its accuracy hasn't been fully evaluated.  That's a fancy way of saying that even though it's precise, it may have precisely gotten the wrong answer (although within 10-16).

Environmental factors (namely: temperature and the lasers themselves) can shift the clock's operating frequency, making the clock inaccurate.  If scientists understand how these shifts happen, they can feed corrections to clock to independently improve its accuracy.  They're working on this.  But the fact that the stability of the clock was evaluated over a 24+ hour period means that the extent of these perturbations are at least controlled pretty darn well.
 
2013-08-23 01:05:28 AM
We're doing this at my job now. It's pretty sweet:

http://www.gorowe.com/main/what-is-rowe/
 
2013-08-23 02:33:06 AM
Actually, you should be here at 9:00 so that you're at your desk and ready to work at 9:30.

/seriously, got told this by an employer while I was working 40 hours + completing college. I was there three days a week, often until midnight. Apparently, I was 'setting a bad example'

// Yeah, I quit
 
2013-08-23 02:47:30 AM

stratagos: You have until 9:30 to get to work?


You guys work?

/just resigned
//loving it
///until the money dries up anyway
 
2013-08-23 05:00:25 AM

rubi_con_man: Actually, you should be here at 9:00 so that you're at your desk and ready to work at 9:30


That always bugged me back when I worked in call centers, I remember one that was so badly managed they insisted on desk sharing (okay, fine) but ran the people/desk ratio so tight that they'd penalize you (not just money but in performance reviews) if you had to start late because the previous occupant was stuck on a long call.  But wait there's more:  They'd also want you to remain logged in until the last second of your shift which was in direct conflict with the next person's requirement to be ready and logged in the second their own started.

It was a miserable experience, glad to have gotten out of those trenches.
 
2013-08-23 06:01:08 AM
I love my 6:00 to 5:30 shift. In the winter it sucks, I get to work the sunrise is starting, leave and it's just setting. 4-10's are an awesome schedule, I take Wednesday as my off day.
 
2013-08-23 08:36:22 AM
Is it more accurate than the new most accurate clock that was on Fark a month ago?
 
2013-08-23 02:44:03 PM
The hospital floor I'm on right now claims shifts are 7-7. Problem is, signout from the night shift keeps creeping earlier, yesterday was 0615. Despite starting 45 minutes early, I was still there to 2100. Somehow a 12 hour shift morphed into 14.75.
 
2013-08-23 04:38:35 PM

ladyfortuna: I care. Only douchebags make fun of early laterstart times. Decent people sympathize don't care.


FTFY
 
2013-08-23 06:15:28 PM

BumpInTheNight: rubi_con_man: Actually, you should be here at 9:00 so that you're at your desk and ready to work at 9:30

That always bugged me back when I worked in call centers, I remember one that was so badly managed they insisted on desk sharing (okay, fine) but ran the people/desk ratio so tight that they'd penalize you (not just money but in performance reviews) if you had to start late because the previous occupant was stuck on a long call.  But wait there's more:  They'd also want you to remain logged in until the last second of your shift which was in direct conflict with the next person's requirement to be ready and logged in the second their own started.

It was a miserable experience, glad to have gotten out of those trenches.


Well, that brought back some memories.

/therapist on speed dial
 
2013-08-24 04:24:49 AM
Whatever.

In 1884, meridian time personnel met in Washington to change Earth time.
 
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