These digital clocks aren't digital at all

17 apr 2021
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It's time.
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    • do not cut it

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    • How about a nice simple video on how the atomic clock works.

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    • Indeed! You're going for a Tony Blair :)

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  • Someone's even more amusing than usual . . . .

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    • And seems both slightly fatigued and slightly more relaxed than usual. It's appealing.

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  • Thats not Ideal (long): @11:16 thats not ideal: @11:42

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  • “3rd hand we call the 2nd” I didn’t even catch that joke the first time

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  • I used to measure that analog alarm set to the minute, then set the time again.

    Nate NewmanNate Newman2 dagar sedan
  • I have a flip clock that rotates cubes or hexagons? Vs using a tab like these.

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  • That Panasonic Flip clock is the EXTACT one used in BTTF. Except it was a brown one.

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  • I like those HTC Sense Clocks!!!

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  • 0:56 that actually got me! I immediatly thought what i knew of these was a lie and i was about to be schooled! hahaha

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  • I think it would be more funny for the alarm to go off 5 minutes early. Can you imagine the irritation of having a few minutes of sleep pointlessly robbed from you. Even better if after exiting the loop it wakes him up even earlier but causes him to be overjoyed.

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  • I caught that 4:20 references

    Gerg GuyGerg Guy3 dagar sedan
  • I have 3 clocks in my kitchen, and I'm starting to think opaque tape might end up being my solution for not seeing different times on them occasionally.

    Ian MooresIan Moores3 dagar sedan
  • I have one of those I got it from my grandpa when he passed away

    bobby bissellbobby bissell3 dagar sedan
  • Anyone know the brand of the clock that's sitting on the rubix cube and at the end is directly on Alec's right.

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  • noice

    Marie BCFHSMarie BCFHS4 dagar sedan
  • I bought a flip clock radio 8 months ago after watching Groundhog Day. It’s not similar looking but I love it, they are great. The radio is good on it too. I set it to an 80s station,

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  • Dude, that was great!

    Aaron P.Aaron P.5 dagar sedan
  • My Dad had one of these when I was a kid. It fascinated me. I'd sit on the floor and wait for it to flip. The hour changing was very exciting.

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  • The person with one clock or watch always knows what time it is. The person with *two* is never quite sure.

    David BeamerDavid Beamer5 dagar sedan
  • What if the clock in Groundhog Day just happened to accidentally be right that day? It would be accidentally exactly right every time.

    Tim FrancoeurTim Francoeur5 dagar sedan
  • 👍👍

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu5 dagar sedan
  • “Dad where do babies come from” “Latent heat and the refrigeration cycle”

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  • Stewart Lee has let himself go. ;p

    Bag of NailsBag of Nails5 dagar sedan
  • well, at least they arent as bad as my grans house, where the clock in every room seemed to display "local time"

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  • You can remove the "Victrola" brand from stainless steel with paint remover and a cloth. Doesn't leave a scratch.

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  • My ears really perked up when I heard you say the "43" minute card was messed up on one of your clocks. For his birthday in 1971, my brother received a Soundesign flip clock radio. It was very impressive, except for one flaw. The "43" minute card was messed up (it would display "43" on one half and I think "44" on the other half. Strange coincidence.

    Thomas LongThomas Long7 dagar sedan
  • I had a Mickey all mechanical clock (with the "tension key" that had to be turned every two days), it kept time very well comparing to my tissot and my old ipod (when it wasn't even called classic xD) and the alarm hand was damn precise, it was 1-2 minutes off max. It was bought at Disneyland Paris before 2000 and was made in Austria.

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  • Ah, another step in Alec's slow descent into even more madness.

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  • Mad scientist look for this video? :D ... it's alive ... ALIIIVEEEEE!!!

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  • I remember watching one of those giant flippy display boards at Prague main train station ages ago, flipping through all the combinations. I paid particular attention to the train type field, which whirred past with all the ususal Os (local), Ex (Express), IC (InterCity), EC (EuroCity) and to my surprise, it also quickly flipped past a TGV option. Later I also noticed an ICE (German high speed train) option which also never went to Prague. The TGV (French high speed train) never ran to Prague so this led me to believe they used to make one type of info board for all European train stations, loaded with every possible combination for all countries. Makes sense as creating various types of these boards would be a nightmare so best to just design a one type fits all and save a lot of dosh on development.

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  • I love this channel so much.

    Alan SwansonAlan Swanson9 dagar sedan
  • He already made me buy a toaster... I guess I'm buying a clock now too 🙄

    Jordan TothJordan Toth9 dagar sedan
  • 11:34 I see what you did there...

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  • Incalculable indeed.

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  • They show the time by displaying digits, so they're digital. "Digital" doesn't mean "electronic".

    Rosie FayRosie Fay9 dagar sedan
  • "these clocks, When they're stopped, it's only right ONCE a day" Well..a broken digital clock is right zero times a day. So that idiom doesn't work anyways

    That Random GuyThat Random Guy9 dagar sedan
  • Well, you've set up quite the running joke for yourself. I expect to see callbacks to "latent heat, and the refrigeration cycle" every few videos, in perpetuity. You did this to yourself!

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  • The damage really is incalculable.

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  • 11:37

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  • That clock reminds me of a clock at a Starbucks near where I work. "Edinburgh Clock Company - London" it says on the dial. Uuuh, those two cities are like, 650km apart. Like, nearly the same distance from Los Angeles to Sacramento...

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  • Im so tired I heard time is time from time to time on time, now its time to get into time

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  • We had a similar one in the late 1970’s, I remember. It also displayed date and day of week, I'm not sure if months were displayed as well, but I remember that we needed to manually turn the date to 1 after months that didn't have 31 days. Weekdays were coloured. Thursday was my favourite, it had a certain nuance of green that I liked, but I never liked the light blue Wednesdays… The time displayed 24-hour time, since that's what we use in my country, so no AM or PM (fm and em in my language).

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  • I enjoy your videos; but I'm upset that I enjoy your videos. Or, that I enjoy your videos, and I'm upset?

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  • "latent heat and the refrigeration cycle" Me: 😮😁😁 "kidding!" Me: 😭😭

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  • You know, another argument could be made about the flip. Some sort of symbolism for how he's repeating all the time?

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  • what are the clocks you used in the video?

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  • Welp, didn't know I needed this in my life and now do

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  • 10:50 Well there's a future topic for you. Master/slave clock systems ;)

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  • hey i liked the latent heat and refrigeration cycle

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  • pitter patter, lets get at'er

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  • This man is a national treasure. 10/10 Would recommend him having a pbs time slot.

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  • Mate, you should be providing a link to buy this thing on an amazon affiliate link. You just doubled the money you make from this channel: You're welcome.

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  • Can you do a video on how the station presets worked on old car AM/FM radios?

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  • I had one of those flip clocks when I was a kid back in the early to mid 80s. It was my alarm clock for many years and had only AM radio. I forget how or why it died, but I still have the rolodex of numbers that I got out of it when I scrapped it. I probably have the speaker too, but I don't know which speaker it would be.

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  • To tell you how much effort he puts into these videos, The time he takes to just record is over triple the amount of time the actual video is, as indicated by the clocks. thank you for the quality videos my friend.

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  • I'm sorry if your going through hard times bud. Good news is whatever it is... you LOOK good! We all appreciate the hard work you put in. Great videos.

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  • If you ever look at me like that again, I'm filing a restraining order.

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  • I’d like to see your take on radio synchronised clocks.

    James BarclayJames Barclay12 dagar sedan
  • Anyone who ever thought **a flip clock** was digital really needs to be forced back into grade school, for society's own good.

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  • I love you.

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  • The Finger? Is it analog or digital?

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  • Now I have to go and watch Groundhog Day...again. Now I have to go and watch Groundhog Day...again.

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  • "NEW PARAGRAPH" I am going to use this

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  • “Is that Sonny and Cher?” Is that a Groundhog Day reference?? 😎

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  • this video had me flipping out

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  • *2:40** why do you look like you want to kill the nonexistent cameraman?*

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  • Now I really, really want a Groundhog Day prop clock that only alternates between 5:59 and 6:00!

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  • I remember having an alarm clock like these, also bought in the thrift store. The alarm function also didn't match the exact time. It had a nice base alarm that would go off. And yes, the alarm was about three minutes fast.

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  • How much do you know about Micronesian slave trading?

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  • 14:36 he says "lat little fact" instead of "that little fact"

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  • It would he funny, if the groundhog alarm would run at 5:55.

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  • It's latent heat day. Again.

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  • If you drove this with a stepper motor would it then be digital?

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  • As an owner of a 5$ chinese digital rubber hand watch which lags 30sec each day i can feel your pain.

    NikšaNikša14 dagar sedan
  • Why did it always go off at exactly 6AM? Because PLOT, that's why!!!! And did you see Techmoan's video on flip clocks? I also think TechTangents may have had one.

    James LaBarreJames LaBarre14 dagar sedan
  • This clock is digital. The fact that it is mechanical is irrelevant. Time is displayed in discrete units. From the synchronous motor (which digitally counts line cycles) to the gears (which have integer numbers of teeth), to finally, the release catch & display, everything is digital. You can't look at this clock and see "12:45 3/4". In "real" digital logic, all the transistors are analog amplifiers, clipped by the voltage limit to make it discrete, just like the catch on the flipper.

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  • Your episode on the CVD was quoted on Media Tropes.

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  • during this whole video i thought he was just a costumer service brained guy but during the bloopers i remembered he's just a normal human.

  • Anyone know the thing at 4:05 ?

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  • Strong Oliver Platt/Oliver Babish, West Wing vibe with the slicked back long hair.

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  • You are turning from lawful good into chaotic neutral

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  • .....Yeah, the Groundhog Day thing IS going to bother me going forward. Thank you, _so much._

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  • I remember an orange flip clock my grandma had that I liked to play with. (which annoyed her because she constantly had to reset it when I visited.)

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  • Do they have any of these clocks that actually wind up instead of taking a battery? I remembered the one my mom had you wound it up... Maybe I'm mistaking that changing the time. Could have sworn they had wind up version. I'd buy one if I could find one

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  • I wanna buy one of these cause they're so cool but the decent ones are pretty expensive idk if I wanna spend 130 on a clock lol

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  • *video begins* *rubs eyes*

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  • “Isn’t that just the neatest thing ever?” Me: Yes! That’s seriously cool!

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  • To be very precise, those clocks are digitizing clocks. They have the mechanical equivalent of a sampling system, and even have a discrete display. Not only that, but the same could be said of digital computers having analog parts (such as clock oscillators) inside them and then having circuits that make such oscilaltions discrete. Sorry but to my eyes, those clocks are very digital, even if their internal time base is analog. This is pretty disinformative to be honest. A bit more research would've helped quite a bit.

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  • The perfect blend of knowledge and dad jokes.

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  • thats incredible actually

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  • I like the way your mind works!

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  • Subscribed for the pedantry and stuff about clocks being out of sync bothering you

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  • It great to see captain disillusion breaking out into other parts

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  • I guess you would love flip slave clock driven by master clock impulses. I have couple of them but this guy has quite a collection:

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  • Well... I think "digital" in this case means, they only show time with digits.

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  • Are... Are you OK?

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  • Never realized that the mechanism would be that simple! Thanks for the great explanation.

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