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Though you may have a clock on your computer to do you still find yourself looking for the time on time alternatives ?

NO..I always use the PC clock
3 (25%)
YES I always look at the alternative
6 (50%)
About 50-50
3 (25%)

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Offline neilep

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« on: 27/11/2007 14:52:54 »
I have a clock on my PC yet I still usually always look at the clock on my wall...or my watch...what about ewe ?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/11/2007 15:02:48 »
I have no wall clocks, they are just clutter...i hate clutter...and dusting
I have a wrist watch, i splashed out on myself a few years back, wore it a few times then popped it in the kitchen drawer...goes to look for it....the battery is dead.

Other than the pc, the only clock i have is on the phone.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/11/2007 15:06:13 »
I always look at the alternative. I am not sure why but I do. I look to my cable box and the wall clock as if I need to verify the accuracy I have 4 in this room with me! LOL LOL.. That doesn't sound good does it.. Oh NOOOOOOO i might have a clock fixation! Maybe cause I don't sleep well. Maybe I should throw away all my clocks.. I do not use an alarm because I am always awake.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/11/2007 15:07:27 »
I still haven't quite got accustomed to computer clocks being synchronised to time-standards by default these days. Pre WindowsXP and always-on internet, they were never reliable.

In true geek/scientist style, I wear a 15-year old Casio digital watch. Many years ago I opened up the watch and tweaked the fine-adjustment to get it from gaining about 20 seconds a month (as sold), to only gaining 1 second per month. The fact that it is now about 5 seconds ahead of the time-pips on (analog) radio (or a radio-controlled "MSF" clock) indicates that it's been some time since I set it  ;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/11/2007 16:57:37 »
Cool !! and thanks so much for all of your responses !!

Oh My !!..I am taken aback !!..I think this is one of my most successful polls to date and it's only a few hours old !!

Oh my !!...can I take the strain ?
« Last Edit: 27/11/2007 16:59:34 by neilep »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 27/11/2007 19:02:59 »
Now now.. sheepy.. contain Yourself we can't have you being a sicky icky sheepy! LOL
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/11/2007 19:58:13 »
I have one other clock in my computer room (pretty much every other room in the house has at least one clock in it).  The clock in the computer room is synchronised to Frankfurt, so it is totally accurate, just I have to remember to subtract an hour from the clock if I use that (but I also have the computer clock as well - which I probably use more often, except when I might have network problems, and I want to check whether the computer is syncing with an NTP server).

I have a watch, but I haven't worn a wrist watch since my teens - feel uncomfortable with any jewellery.  For the last decade or so, I have had a pocket watch, but even though I had a wrist watch before that, I never actually wore it on my wrist.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/11/2007 20:43:34 »
I voted 50/50, but that's not quite accurate.  It's more like 1/3 at my watch, 1/3 at the clock and 1/3 at the pc. :)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 27/11/2007 21:08:40 »
Oh My GAWWWWWWWWWWD !!

I am feinting here !!....does anyone know how to do mouth to mouth with a sheep !!


THANKING EWE also George and Carolyn !!.....Oh my !..what am I to do.....I am truly spoiled with all these answers !!...there must be a published paper in here somewhere with all this data

Carolyn...I would say ewe were right to choose 50/50 !!.....gosh !!...how does that feel ?....ewe know.....with ewe being a girly and getting something kind of right too ?....wow !!

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« Reply #9 on: 27/11/2007 21:37:34 »
AH poor whittle sheepy.. too TOO bad .....All these nice beautiful women here and no one to do mouth to mouth...LOL ! Didn't you know that fainting does not qualify for Mouth to mouth.... You have to stop breathing to qualify for that and what then would be the point! LOL.....
 

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« Reply #10 on: 27/11/2007 21:38:18 »
Oh My GAWWWWWWWWWWD !!

I am feinting here !!....does anyone know how to do mouth to mouth with a sheep !!


THANKING EWE also George and Carolyn !!.....Oh my !..what am I to do.....I am truly spoiled with all these answers !!...there must be a published paper in here somewhere with all this data

Carolyn...I would say ewe were right to choose 50/50 !!.....gosh !!...how does that feel ?....ewe know.....with ewe being a girly and getting something kind of right too ?....wow !!
Thanks

 

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« Reply #11 on: 27/11/2007 22:14:36 »
Don't be angry with yourself !!

I am sure one day you'll get something right again !!

How exciting this must be for ewe !!




 

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« Reply #12 on: 27/11/2007 22:32:26 »
Don't be angry with yourself !!

I am sure one day you'll get something right again !!

How exciting this must be for ewe !!




Ewe're not being very nice!!! 

I was prepared to hold a grudge, but then you had to go and make me giggle!  What'd ya hafta do that for?


So.................. 
to you too!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 28/11/2007 00:15:50 »
Ich haban eine Armbanduhr aus die Landstreitkräfte der Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft. Es ist Edelstahl mit eine schwarz Anhieb.

I have always worn a watch so it is just habit to look at it. AND I didn't get a computer until I was over 50 - it was a 286, even though I had used an Apple II and a Mac previously. It didn't even have windows and I logged in to the server using UNIX to check my mail.

Thank god for German-English dictionaries!
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« Reply #14 on: 28/11/2007 02:18:22 »
i use my phone... which doubles as my computer... so i don't know what to put really
 

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« Reply #15 on: 28/11/2007 02:33:40 »
i use my phone... which doubles as my computer... so i don't know what to put really

Hmmmmm..in this case I suppose the fact that you use a phone may mean that ewe have the luxury of just enjoying voyeur mode of this poll...but still...your contribution brightens this thread no end.....YAYYYYYYYY !!!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 28/11/2007 02:36:37 »
Ich haban eine Armbanduhr aus die Landstreitkräfte der Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft. Es ist Edelstahl mit eine schwarz Anhieb.

I have always worn a watch so it is just habit to look at it. AND I didn't get a computer until I was over 50 - it was a 286, even though I had used an Apple II and a Mac previ ously. It didn't even have windows and I logged in to the server using UNIX to check my mail.

Thank god for German-English dictionaries!

I just luff black swiss watches !!....I think !!


Ich denke, also bin ich ein Schaf !!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 28/11/2007 02:38:58 »
Well I am lost I don't speak German! LOL!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 28/11/2007 02:39:15 »
Wheres Stuart he can...
 

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« Reply #19 on: 28/11/2007 03:43:14 »
Wheres Stuart he can...

Can't quite make it out - my German is rudimentary to say the least.

He has an 'arm band clock' - whatever one of those is (it may simply be the German phrase for a wrist watch).  It was made in Switzerland, and is very sweet ('Edelstahl' - 'edel' is sweet, but not sure about 'stahl'), with a Swiss 'Anhieb' - not sure what that is, but may be a flag or something.

I know, I could submit it to babelfish, or some such - but that will probably make even greater nonsense out of it than I would.
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« Reply #20 on: 28/11/2007 07:00:12 »
Here is what I got from babble:

I haban a wrist-watch from the ground forces the Swiss Confederation. It is high-grade steel with one black first attempt.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 28/11/2007 07:14:58 »
Here is what I got from babble:

I haban a wrist-watch from the ground forces the Swiss Confederation. It is high-grade steel with one black first attempt.

Yes, if I can read - 'schwarz', not 'Schweiz' - hence, black rather than Swiss.

I suppose 'edelstahl' could be 'sweet steel', or 'good quality steel'.

I think there is a slight confusion between 'land' meaning 'ground', and 'land' as in 'the land of' - and the intended meaning is clearly the latter.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 28/11/2007 17:49:24 »
I always look at my watch and then look at the pc clock just so that it doesn't feel left out
 

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« Reply #23 on: 28/11/2007 17:57:50 »
I always look at my watch and then look at the pc clock just so that it doesn't feel left out

Oh My !!!..It s Mr Dan (dry hump ) mirage !!


YAYYYYYYYYYY !!

So, I would say that you're an  'always look at the alternative attendee !! '...or did you vote 50-50 ?

hugs the Dan


 

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« Reply #24 on: 28/11/2007 18:03:40 »
I always look at my watch and then look at the pc clock just so that it doesn't feel left out

Oh My !!!..It s Mr Dan (dry hump ) mirage !!


YAYYYYYYYYYY !!

So, I would say that you're an  'always look at the alternative attendee !! '...or did you vote 50-50 ?

hugs the Dan





Hey there ewe sexy hunky hunk ewe :)  *humps the Neil*

I voted for alternative ;)
 

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