[ntp:questions] Converting from Y-m-d h:m:s

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Mon May 17 13:31:53 UTC 2010

David Mills wrote:
> Uwe,
> With this understanding, I 
> volunteered to the BBC to provide a rating service where the number of 
> viewers could be calibrated by the time lag of the power grid. They 
> thought this was pretty funny, but didn't take me up on the offer.

Afair a similar scheme was used in Germany to do early viewer estimations.
Other methods hooked into municipal water providers. ( People taking a leak
after "Tatort" or "Der Kommisar" )
Then they did viewer voting via lightbulb switching. Ha, the joys of
innovative missuse.


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