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Old 09-04-2018, 05:31 PM   #16
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:25 PM   #17
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There are stations at two locations, WWV and WWVB in the state of Colorado (longwave broadcasts) and WWVH (shortwave broadcasts) on the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii.
Meanwhile most electronics do not use 60 Khz. Where stations are located says relevant. Stations in those two locations service then entire US and territories - millions of appliances.

Meanwhile what makes it all work? Cesium. NIST is now under siege.

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Old 09-05-2018, 07:48 PM   #18
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So, you're like saying, millions of appliances are too much to sacrifice for champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

Let them eat cesium, peasant.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:54 AM   #19
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I cesium what you did there.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:22 AM   #20
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Ayn Rand got it all wrong. The future is not in blue-green steel. The future is in cesium. The NIST has also transported cesium atoms. This long before Captain Kirk was born.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:00 AM   #21
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For I have come to bury cesium, not praise it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:10 PM   #22
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For I have come to bury cesium, not praise it.
Always bury cesium 137.
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