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mrgrey's Journal: The Problem With Atomic Clocks... 1

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I had a brilliant idea while sitting in class today. As I looked at the clock on the wall, I noticed a picture of a little tower, and the words atomic clock. While taking a leisurely stroll through school (and right to the parking lot to leave) I noticed another one of the same clocks. In fact, all the rooms in the building have the same atomic clock.

Now, I had the brilliant idea of instead of having to leave class during breaks, or just plain early (Oh, where am I going? Uh, the bathroom) because my college cares, you could just "hack" the clock.

From my general understanding (no research done) the atomic clocks get a signal from the atomic clock in Colorado. Now, this must be a frequency of some sort, and it (the frequency) must be on clock somewhere because of all the interference disclamer crap. My theory is, that, if you were to figure out the signal that is being sent to the clock, you could, theoreticaly (sp) create a device that emits a signal stronger than the one the atomic clock does, and in effect change the time therefore getting out of class early, yet on time.

How many profs wear watches?

On a side note. I ran across a reference to a program called sig2dat that is an add-on for popular p2p filesharing programs. It creates start files, which are the files that, say, kazaa lite uses to hold the information about the file you are downloading. So, say you have tried downloading a movie, and everytime it's done it is actually a different movie and you get really ticked off. So, with sig2dat you find a start file (hash file) that holds all the information about a verified movie. I'm testing it out now. Great concept though.

~MrGrey

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