Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby conjurer » November 4th 2018, 9:01pm

The first I've heard about this: the federal budget in 2019 will cut the funding for the atomic time signal from Fort Collins, Colorado:

https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2 ... 352761002/

So, if you're an American WIS who has a watch set by atomic time, it's probably time to log on to WUS and sell the sumbitch.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby TemerityB » November 4th 2018, 9:04pm

conjurer wrote:The first I've heard about this: the federal budget in 2019 will cut the funding for the atomic time signal from Fort Collins, Colorado:

https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2 ... 352761002/

So, if you're an American WIS who has a watch set by atomic time, it's probably time to log on to WUS and sell the sumbitch.


Nahh, WIT! They buy so many watches that are a decade behind the times that by the time they figure this all out, their grandkids will steal whatever decent watches they stumbled onto, anyway.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby foghorn » November 5th 2018, 6:21am

Might be good news. More WIS can start to enyoy their watches like we did in the olden days before all the uber attention to "accuracy"
Over at WUS (and other sites) it seems that a rate of + 8 secs/day means an emergency trip to a watchmaker for regulation.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby DocKlock » November 5th 2018, 6:29am

Looks like I'll have to drag out the ole sundial.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby codguy » November 5th 2018, 6:37am

I'm good with my watch being off by 5 minutes or so.

I am also good with the gov shrinking $ spent!
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby bobbee » November 5th 2018, 7:03am

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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby Rusty » November 5th 2018, 7:36am

I don't want to get into politics here but part of the WH initiative here involves reduction in spending for the measurement of greenhouse gases. I don't think they give a shit about accurate timing of watches and clocks but they certainly are fearful that scientific measurement of climate change is cleared out of the Federal budget.

I don't believe that this is a done deal.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby 3Flushes » November 5th 2018, 8:36am

Rusty wrote:I don't want to get into politics here but part of the WH initiative here involves reduction in spending for the measurement of greenhouse gases. I don't think they give a shit about accurate timing of watches and clocks but they certainly are fearful that scientific measurement of climate change is cleared out of the Federal budget.

I don't believe that this is a done deal.

Yeah right, like there's green house gases. /sarc
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby Thunder1 » November 5th 2018, 8:37am

Rusty wrote:I don't want to get into politics here but part of the WH initiative here involves reduction in spending for the measurement of greenhouse gases. I don't think they give a shit about accurate timing of watches and clocks but they certainly are fearful that scientific measurement of climate change is cleared out of the Federal budget.

I don't believe that this is a done deal.

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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby Hawk » November 5th 2018, 8:38am

foghorn wrote:Might be good news. More WIS can start to enyoy their watches like we did in the olden days before all the uber attention to "accuracy"
Over at WUS (and other sites) it seems that a rate of + 8 secs/day means an emergency trip to a watchmaker for regulation.
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In high school I had to hand crank the olde Timex and generally set it at the same time using the big-ass clock sitting on the mantle.

A half century later I leapfrogged the whole atomic watch thing and allowed a singular Astron GPS into the meager collection. Fort Collins calls me for the time. Notably, the GPS needs intervention every time we engage in the ancient ritual of DST.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby Hawk » November 5th 2018, 8:42am

3Flushes wrote:
Rusty wrote:I don't want to get into politics here but part of the WH initiative here involves reduction in spending for the measurement of greenhouse gases. I don't think they give a shit about accurate timing of watches and clocks but they certainly are fearful that scientific measurement of climate change is cleared out of the Federal budget.

I don't believe that this is a done deal.

Yeah right, like there's green house gases. /sarc


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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby 3Flushes » November 5th 2018, 9:07am

^^^TMMLH

I should pay more attention to where I'm typing but I figure folks keep a good eye on things so a thread will end up where it belongs and there are only so many post it notes the bezel of my monitor will hold. GODDAM the ADD.

Rusty is on the nose re to the Administration's agenda- just spoke to a friend I went to college with who teaches in the vet school at CSU who told me the whole deal indeed stinks on ice :lol:

I hope they don't get it done- My dad and I used to set our watches to that damn thing or the one in Boulder when I was a kid and have done so since--- and it's way more fun to do on the phone than on the computer.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby foghorn » November 5th 2018, 10:55am

I once had gas so bad that everyone in the house turned green.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby Rusty » November 5th 2018, 1:57pm

foghorn wrote:I once had gas so bad that everyone in the house turned green.


That explains why your bronze watches changed color so quickly. :mrgreen:
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby foghorn » November 5th 2018, 2:57pm

Rusty wrote:
foghorn wrote:I once had gas so bad that everyone in the house turned green.


That explains why your bronze watches changed color so quickly. :mrgreen:




Yes-they developed a unique fartina.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby DocKlock » November 6th 2018, 6:55am

"I once had gas so bad that everyone in the house turned green." ---- Was that "green" with envy?

I live alone so I can pass gas at any time.
I do, however, still blame the dogs tho.
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Re: Fort Collins To Get the Ax

Postby Racer-X » November 6th 2018, 8:45am

Article says it’s only possible. Clickbait title!
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