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The History of Measuring Time

For thousands of years, people have endeavored to find more accurate ways of measuring time. Centuries ago, humans constructed monuments like Stonehenge, which is widely accepted as being used to mark the beginning of seasons. Such information was vitally important, knowing when to sow seeds for next seasons crop could mean the difference between life […]

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Accurate Time For Your Computer

Computers maintain time even when powered off by using a battery backed real-time clock. The clock chip uses a quartz crystal as a time reference in exactly the same way as your watch keeps time. However, with the highly competitive mass-production of PC’s, component costs have tumbled. This has resulted in low-cost, sometimes inferior components […]

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