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(Big Think)   Atomic clocks keep time better than any other device so far, but someday, nuclear clocks will blow them all away   (bigthink.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Atomic clock, Global Positioning System, Atom, Clock, General relativity, Quartz clock, Time, pendulum clocks  
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2022-05-24 11:09:28 AM  
My friend was supposed to come on by at 4pm last night.  I'm sitting there waiting, and eventually have to dig into him... "You're a one hundred quadrillionths of a second late."

But it turns out we're only able to measure to the ten quadrillionth of a second, and therefore neither of us could claim to be right.

So indeed, this makes me happy.
 
2022-05-24 12:19:21 PM  
I'm currently re-reading Anathem, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.  Some of you slines...
 
2022-05-24 12:21:02 PM  
Old school atomic was good enough for grandad and it's good enough for me.
 
2022-05-24 1:31:32 PM  
A man with one clock knows what time it is. A man with two is never sure what time is.
 
2022-05-24 1:34:12 PM  
It would lead to the complete extinction of simulposts.
 
2022-05-24 1:51:17 PM  
But we'll still stick with other more polluting clocks because of stupid fearmongering about three-eyed fish?
 
2022-05-24 1:51:53 PM  
TL;DR

/does it actually ever get to talking about nuclear clocks?
 
2022-05-24 1:56:23 PM  
I bet Fukushima, Chernobyl, and TMI wish THEY had a snooze button.
 
2022-05-24 2:00:32 PM  
downstairs:

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Here's a gift idea.
 
2022-05-24 2:02:04 PM  

edmo: Old school atomic was good enough for grandad and it's good enough for me.


Amazing Atomic Machine by URWERK: The AMC
Youtube moATaLoHY70

One fore you, just be careful when flying
 
2022-05-24 2:02:58 PM  

whither_apophis: TL;DR

/does it actually ever get to talking about nuclear clocks?


Starts with a bang, ends with the point.
 
2022-05-24 2:04:30 PM  
Urwerk UR-202 Black Platinum UR 202 BLACK PT E.S. Urwerk Watch Review
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rolex is boring, uwerk is stunning
 
2022-05-24 2:32:21 PM  

AuralArgument: [YouTube video: Urwerk UR-202 Black Platinum UR 202 BLACK PT E.S. Urwerk Watch Review]rolex is boring, uwerk is ugly as shiat


Ftfy
 
2022-05-24 3:09:07 PM  

chitownmike: AuralArgument: [YouTube video: Urwerk UR-202 Black Platinum UR 202 BLACK PT E.S. Urwerk Watch Review]rolex is boring, uwerk is ugly as shiat

Ftfy


Stunning in how they work, but yeah ugly
 
2022-05-24 3:09:57 PM  
blow them all away

I see what you did there, subby.
 
2022-05-24 3:13:15 PM  
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I actually want this clock now.  I'm a huge Fallout nerd. My wife can't understand the obsession, but I don't care.
 
2022-05-24 3:23:58 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: [Fark user image 425x425]
I actually want this clock now.  I'm a huge Fallout nerd. My wife can't understand the obsession, but I don't care.


Looks like quarts. You want the radium green.
 
2022-05-24 6:16:33 PM  
The clock in my truck is only accurate 6 months out of the year.
 
2022-05-25 1:03:48 AM  

SafetyThird: The clock in my truck is only accurate 6 months out of the year.


But it's very precise the other 6 months!
 
2022-05-25 1:47:20 AM  

edmo: Old school atomic was good enough for grandad and it's good enough for me.


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http://leapsecond.com/pages/atomic-bill/
 
2022-05-25 1:53:50 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: [Fark user image 425x425]
I actually want this clock now.  I'm a huge Fallout nerd. My wife can't understand the obsession, but I don't care.

Looks like quarts. You want the radium green.


A green glow is from a chemical phosphor which is excited by radioactive particles. On old radium wristwatches the phosphor has faded while the radium is still going strong. A blue Cherenkov glow is a better representation of radiation's true nature.
 
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