[ntp:questions] Start of new GPS 1024 week epoch
nomail at example.com
Wed Aug 14 14:36:09 UTC 2013
Mark C. Stephens <marks at non-stop.com.au> wrote:
> Um Let's see, Datum was bought by Austron, who was bought by ... etc.
> For collectors such as myself, having this 'mature' equipment still working is great.
> Looking at Mr Malone's code, he added 2 lines which enabled NTPD compatibility with GPS receivers that would have long ago have been sent to the TIP as waste.
> It is shame as a society we are being trained to consume.
> New model phone, got to have it so they queue up outside the shop 2 days before its released.
> Never mind they have a fully functional working phone already! Just got to have the latest.
> We need to start reducing our waste product,
In itself this is true, but be careful. It may be that your old receiver
consumes so much energy and has so much valuable material in it that it would
actually be better to get a new one and recycle this old one.
I have old GPS receivers and they are quite power-hungry, insensitive, and
have a small number of active satellites. New receivers are much better,
except maybe in the PPS department.
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