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    A major consipracy!!!!!

    I'm not sure how many of you have discovered this, and I'm not sure where the fault lies but clearly someone does not want us to know when New Years truly is. Here is my story, you decide what to believe....

    Last night we went to a friends for a New Years event. Like a good OCD watch guy I chose what watch I was going to wear, changed my ind and then decided on my most accurate mechanical watch-my Stowa Airman. I carefully set it at approximately 4:30 EST yesterday using the Emerald Time App on my iphone (which syncs to 4 internet servers!). I figured at most, I would be a second off...

    Well at about 11:40 PM EST i compared my watch's time to the countdown on TV (My friend had the Fox news channel on direct TV) and discovered that they were EXACTLY 20 seconds behind my watch. Frantic, I pulled out my phone and double checked the time on Emerald Time and found my watch matched exactly! I'm not sure who is at fault but the best I can come up with are the following hypothesis...


    1. The Obama administration punked Fox News
    2. Fox news created this issue to make the Obama administration look foolish
    3. NORAD changed the timing on the ball drop back in 2000 to avoid the [email protected] scare and the only reason computers are still running is because of the 20 second gap
    4. Direct TV has been sabotaged by local cable networks

    My wife and I secretly celebrated privately 20 seconds before everyone else. I felt a little smug and she rolled her eyes. No secret police took us away (yet...they may be reading this...) so we should be safe!

    Did anyone else notice this...this... abomination!!!

    How dare they take our true New Years from Us!!!

    (could it be the Tea Party???)
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    Re: A major consipracy!!!!!

    Another possibility is that the TV is delayed by 20 seconds, so they can edit (censure) away stuff.

    Edit: I just realised the reason is quite simple. As the US is so behing the rest of the World in so many things, they had to put the official time back.







    Happy New Year 2012!!!

    You realise it is 2012 now, do you not??
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    Live tv has a delay so Justin and Janet doesn't happen again.
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    Re: A major consipracy!!!!!

    My wife and I played Spades with our two sons until about 12:30 when we went to bed. Didn't watch TV or pay any attention whatsoever to the big event, so I can't help directly. I will say I think your search for answers begins and ends at Area 51.

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    Re: A major consipracy!!!!!

    Guy's that's just crazy... but you are right, I didn't think to vilify the FCC!!!! it could be them!!!


    (I always thought it was 8 seconds)
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    Re: A major consipracy!!!!!

    From my experieince, Directv has a slight delay and if your friend has a TiVo or DVR, then the delay is even longer. Then add in the 7 or 8 sec delay by the network. No need to break out the tinfoil hats just yet.

    I was asleep by then.

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    Re: A major consipracy!!!!!

    Sorry, I was in bed and sound asleep at 21:12! Woke up at 04:50 am though... When i woke up, my Volmax Aviator 24H was +2 seconds!

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    Re: A major consipracy!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fastward View Post
    No need to break out the tinfoil hats just yet.
    WHAT?!?!? You should ALWAYS have your protective gear around! You never know when aliens or the government could attempt to take control of your mind, man!






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    As someone posted, it's the broadcast delay (which was all but mandated during the then-conservative controlled govt. reaction to Janet Jackson.)

    Even more interesting, Philadelphia has a local AM station KYW 1060 that broadcasts "the time is exactly x o'clock at the tone.". The tone is always exactly 9 seconds late for the exact same reason.
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    Re: A major consipracy!!!!!

    Thank you for your understanding Dennis.... I suspect these "8 second censors" are all government moles.... I have prepared (though just so everyone knows you should not touch the aluminum foil to your skin...nanobots...)



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