[time-nuts] Certichron

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Tue Apr 28 20:06:36 UTC 2009

At the bottom of their web page is a link to an article on the
limitations of LI GPS as a time source.
It says that "reliance on L1 GPS for time-setting is very risky"

Sounds like FUD to me. Didn't see anything about their claim to
accuracy. Seems like they deliver lawyer time with NTP.

An article on network security for process control systems (refinery,
power, etc.) comments on the spread of partial knowledge. Governments
make laws that are incomplete, plant managers don't want to spend more
than they have to, lawyers tell them all they have to do is comply with
the law. Result? Engineers can't get money to provide the security they
know they need to keep the bad guys out of the system.

Maybe that's why SETI can't find any intelligence in the cosmos.
Technology soon collapses when common sense isn't enough.

Bill Hawkins

-----Original Message-----
From: David Forbes
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 12:57 PM

At 1:38 PM -0400 4/28/09, Gretchen Baxter wrote:
>I came across the page of Certichron at www.certichron.com
>They seem to be positioning themselves as *THE *trusted source for time
>Anyone know of them?  Comments?

A brief persual of their website indicates that they are trying to
position themselves as the trusted source of time to lawyers, not

I also noticed that the cool 3D clock they show in the upper corner of
their home page uses local PC time, not NIST time! (My home Mac is not
syncing properly to Apple's time server, so it's a good indicator of a
website's time source.)

So I don't have much faith in their service, if they can't even get
their website's clock right.


--David Forbes, Tucson, AZ

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