Is the clock right?

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Is the clock right?

Postby vivian maxine on October 8th, 2016, 9:43 am 

How accurate are the clocks in the computers? Can we use the time shown on the Desk Top as an accurate setting? If not, is there the following?

As everyone over 30 knows, we used to be able to dial a local bank and get the correct time. All that seems to have gone by the wayside. So, if the computer clocks are not reliable, does there happen to be an 800 number we can call for accurate time?

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Re: Is the clock right?

Postby JMP1958 on October 8th, 2016, 10:57 am 

If your computer is online, windows accesses an atomic clock server once every seven days to regulate it own clock.

If you want to get this time directly, you can go here:

http://www.time.gov/
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Re: Is the clock right?

Postby vivian maxine on October 8th, 2016, 11:05 am 

Thank you, JMP. Do you know if Apple also does that?

www.time.gov/ I should be able to remember that. Shall make a note anyway.
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