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At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 05, 2020 10:21PM
Beeeeeeeeep!
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 05, 2020 10:37PM
[m.youtube.com]
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 05, 2020 11:11PM
I kind of miss dialing POPCORN




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 06, 2020 12:27AM
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btfc
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A candidate for the ultimate cowbell song.
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 06, 2020 06:17AM
A bank in my hometown had a time-and-temperature call-in line. I still remember the number: 347-3456.
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 06, 2020 08:20AM
WWV still lives...
[en.wikipedia.org].

Millions of "Satellite time" clocks still depend on it. The US tried to kill it last year....
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 06, 2020 08:26AM
Did anyone here dial NERVOUS?

Just tried: it still works! Well, now it's commercialized, but you can still get time and temperature.
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: July 06, 2020 08:36AM
"State First National time is . . . 8:40 am. Temperature 89 degrees."

When I worked at the local radio station in high school, I was rather surprised to learn that was how we got the temperature to announce at the end of the wire-service weather forecast. Somehow I'd expected a process a bit more formal or official.
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 06, 2020 10:18AM
Millions of "Satellite time" clocks still depend on it.


I've got a fair portion in my place.

NIST was going to drop WWV, WWVB, and WWVH.

It's been years since I had a radio to copy the signals.

Had they cancelled the stations, none of my 'atomic' clocks would keep time, as I can't set them manually.

All my 'atomic' watches can be set manually, so there would have been that.

The inherent accuracy wasn't the draw, though.

It was not having to adjust them for PST and PDT.

I love not having to do that.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: carl
Date: July 06, 2020 10:40AM
A most excellent song!
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 06, 2020 11:44AM
This is the version that I heard at Fillmore West back when.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: At the tone the time will be...... 8:25 pm
Posted by: wurm
Date: July 06, 2020 03:33PM
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mrbigstuff
Did anyone here dial NERVOUS?

Just tried: it still works! Well, now it's commercialized, but you can still get time and temperature.

Yep, I was one of those NERVOUS guys.
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