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Tech Web Site January 9, 2001
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NIST & USNO
The Official U.S. Time

There is something oddly empowering about setting your timepieces to the exact time. Notice the train is always running late? Feel free to fire off a haughty letter because, hey, it's not your watch that's off. Does the HOV lane open up to non-carpools at exactly 7pm? Well, you're never going to be caught jumping the gun, not if the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) have anything to say about it. Try not to let this power go to your head, though.


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