[ntp:questions] USNO Clock Fast?

Brian Garrett mgy1912 at cox.net
Tue Nov 7 23:55:02 UTC 2006

"Daniel Norton" <danorton at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1162935616.371737.268370 at m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
> On Nov 7, 11:59 am, "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilber... at comcast.net>
> wrote:
> > David L. Mills wrote:
> > He's not talking about the NTP servers!  He's talking about the USNO web
> > site's display which is, indeed, a few seconds fast.
> They're back within a second now, but absent some sort of statement of
> acknowledgement and/or stated policy of keeping it more accurate,
> they're completly bogus.  USNO should remove the web pages from their
> site entirely.  It's like hick-town banks with public clocks that are
> consistently wrong.  Why bother?
> --
> Daniel

They do give pointers to the www.time.gov site, and even that site has a
disclaimer indicating that it is not exact enough (due to the asymmetric
delays mentioned in previous posts) to be used for precision-timing
purposes.  But yes, if time.gov is the preferred site, one wonders why they
bother with the older web clocks--not to mention the long-broken audio link.

who, if being off-topic were a crime, would now be on death row

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