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SubjectRe: Future time
> These
> devices are surface-mount "chips" to reduce cost, and provide only
> 2 percent accuracy as compared to 0.001 percent accuracy from typical
> crystals presently used.
> Since time-keeping is important, and inaccuracies are cumulative, we
> will have to come up with software fixes, possibly using the CMOS timer
> for periodic re-calibration.

Computers have never kept accurate time; I don't see that this changes
much. If you're worried about time, you need to be running 'xntp' (the
"software fix) or something similar.


Jonathan Corbet
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Technology Division

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