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NTP over NFC

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If every device that has a timekeeping clock (such as, for instance, a microwave oven, which doesn't really need a clock anyway) that has to be set manually were to also have a small coil of wire and a tiny lump of silicon, the time could be set via Near Field Communication (NFC).

So, your digital watches and VCRs or whatever it is people have these days could all be synchronized to the current time just by tapping them with your phone (assuming you have a phone with NFC, which I don't).

But I like the idea that a clock could be set by tapping one lump of technology against another. It would save many seconds of pressing buttons! One could even make money by selling a retrofit clock mechanism that supports this protocol.

mitxela, Jan 28 2018

Time from NPL (MSF) https://en.wikipedi...Time_from_NPL_(MSF)
WKTE [8th of 7, Jan 28 2018]

Prior half-art Clock-to-Clock_20Interface
[pertinax, Jan 29 2018]


       Put an MSF chip (small enough to fit in wristwatches) in the device. No user action needed.
8th of 7, Jan 28 2018

       Would it be able to recognize the time presented, for instance, via the medium of interpretive dance, perhaps accompanied on a recorder ?
8th of 7, Jan 28 2018

       Yes, but musical, and involving artistic talent.
8th of 7, Jan 28 2018

       Ahem. (See link).
pertinax, Jan 29 2018

       nntp, maybe.   

       then you could send binaries.
mylodon, Jan 29 2018


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