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Round number alarm clock

00.10 00.20 00.30...
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It is a well known fact that nobody ever gets up at 07.01 or 08.23, so what point in displaying these times on an alarm clock.
This clock would have a digital display that only changes at xx.10 or xx.15 or whatever interval the user decides.
MikeOliver, Sep 26 2009

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       Heh. (+)   

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po, Sep 26 2009
  

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8th of 7, Sep 26 2009
  

       [ ] this is reminiscent of clocks chiming the quarter, half and whole hour. Of course nowadays we use the modern method of "commercials".
FlyingToaster, Sep 26 2009
  

       yep, there was - I like that kinda quirkiness.
po, Sep 26 2009
  

       Not guilty... No annos deleted by me!
MikeOliver, Sep 26 2009
  

       I'd buy this for the cleverness of it. + I'd show it off to my OCD friends, and make them shudder. Then I'd whip out my other alarm clock with nothing but "7's" on it for tatter. (And then I'd offer him hot cocoa and a cool wash cloth.)
blissmiss, Sep 26 2009
  

       My alarm's set for 5:55 everyday.
DrWorm, Sep 27 2009
  

       Why bother with numbers at all, just have a binary alarm clock. The light comes on for daytime, and goes off for night time.
pocmloc, Sep 27 2009
  

       That's already baked [pocmloc]. It's called the Sun!
MikeOliver, Sep 27 2009
  

       we OCD types delete *edit:and edit* our annos often because they aren't perfect.   

       edit#3: I don't like this idea. - being a tad OCD I like to know what time it really is.
dentworth, Sep 27 2009
  

       //being a tad OCD I like to know what time it really is//   

       cue 100-page philosophical and technical argument   

       [Mike] - can you tell me where the controls are, I never manage to set it to my usual wake up time except a few weeks twice a year. Thanks.
pocmloc, Sep 27 2009
  

       So, dentworth, do you know what time it *really* is?   

       How many milliseconds ahead of, or behind, Coordinated Universal Time is your atomic clock?   

       Or rather, how far off *was* your atomic clock, the last time UTC was calculated?
goldbb, Sep 27 2009
  

       [pocmloc] all you need to do is move house far enough east or west until you reach the optimal setting.
MikeOliver, Sep 27 2009
  

       Thanks [Mike], though my house is rather heavy and appears to be fixed down. But I'll try and give that a go and let you know how I get on.
pocmloc, Sep 27 2009
  
      
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