Time hackers

Robert E. Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Wed Dec 12 08:44:37 CST 2007

(kevin: you'll probably want to forward this to cfgeeks unless it's an
open list; i'm not a subscriber)

"Kevin P. Inscoe" <kevin at inscoe.org> writes:

> http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/12/time_hackers

Yeah, I'm kind of embarrassed for them that their research was
incomplete; they don't mention Dave Mills (author of NTP), whose
collection of fine timekeeping instruments extends to his home (
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/backroom.html )

They also didn't mention Peter Lothberg, whose personal penchant for
playing with Cs frequency standards, hydrogen masers, and the like
ended up with STUPI LLC (stupi == peter) and the Swedish government
doing a "cooperative arrangement" so that Peter's personal lab could
be part of TAI.  http://www.stupi.se/Time/ The story I hear is that
the stuffy government types from other components of TAI were not
amused, and are particularly disgruntled when STUPI's accuracy is less
of an outlier from the mean than theirs is.


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