[ntp:questions] Timekeeping broken on Windows XP with multimedia timer enabled (-M option)

George White aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat Jan 30 21:16:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, 25 Jan 2010, David J Taylor wrote:

> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message 
> news:YeedncqVudBjKcDWnZ2dnUVZ_g6dnZ2d at giganews.com...
> []
>> I think that that the closest you can come "off the shelf" would be a 
>> Laptop.  You are not likely to find one in that price range.
> I'm not happy about leaving a laptop on 24 hours a day, in any case.

We do it routinely.  Laptops are very commonly used to control
instruments and log data on oceanographic vessels.  One benefit
is that they are immume to the usual power glitches.

There is already an ample supply of netbooks with broken screens.

<http://wiki.freebsd.org/AsusEee> gives the status of freeBSD on the 
EeePC.  What I'm not sure about is the long-term supply of replacement

>> PHK has created GPS clocks using a "single board computer" and a GPS 
>> receiver.  I don't know what it cost him.  See:
>> http://phk.freebsd.dk/soekris/pps/
> Thanks for your pointer, Richard.  He mentions US $220.  I don't suppose he'd 
> want to ship a pre-configured unit, though.  It's certainly close.
> Cheers,
> David 

George White <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca> <gnw3 at acm.org>
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