Thursday, August 11, 2011

What is the correct time?

I always have the impression that digital stuff is accurate. So, when the authority replaced the 4-faced analogue clock at the seahorse roundabout in Miri, I was quite excited until two days ago!
I was checking the time when I was on the flyover and to my horror, the three visible faces all showed different time! I am now more confused!
I always thought that the 4-faces clock is synchronised. Such technology was available more than 30 years ago during the time of analague clock!
I hope that whoever put such a clock up, will come out with a permanent solution soon. It is such a shameful thing that we can't even get simple thing like this right!

11 comments:

wenn said...

nice clock tower..

ladyviral said...

for the slow, accurate and fast people? One for each :p.

Filip Demuinck said...

It is indeed not right. I can not imagine how sloppy people can be who set this up.

matthew said...

But what a time set-up!Thanks to this blogger who is sharp enough to have noticed this.

Naomi said...

oh my

William said...

wenn: nice, but which one to follow?! hahaha

ladyviral: Hahaha... you are right

Filip: This will never happen in your country. I can imagine that the guy who did this will resign immediately!

Matthew, Naomi: I happen to notice it as I need to check my time!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

I am so used to so many years of the clock faces not working that they started to work and tell the wrong times...I say..."blah....they can never get it right , can they?"

ISO? something is wrong some where if we cannot get things right the first time...May be we have to get a real Swiss Clock Maker to come to Miri....

or we just have to tell time with the help of nature..Sunrise (6oclock) five p.m. the Rain tree folding up...six thirty in Miri...the sun setting.... Or you just listen to the calls from the Mosque...

Ian said...

Heheheh, the problem's not any different from the last 'clock'. Different faces, same old tricks.

See: http://www.miriresortcity.com/blog/eyeonmiri/the_digitized_clock_tower

Elvis said...

this is OK because this is the NORMAL Malaysia time, ie. anything +/- 30min is acceptable... haha... we all know what happens when we set a meeting time with friends :)

William said...

CY: Thanks for your bright ideas!

Ian: hahaha....

Elvis: yeah... you are right. Tidak apa

Actually the time on the clocks show a differential of about 15 minutes max.

^SpRInG^ said...

the first thing that came to mind: such a shame!

2nd thing: such a waste of taxpayer's money!