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December 02, 2008

Meet the real Time Lord

atomic clock at the US Naval Observatory

A brief bit of geek porn for you, courtesy of the BBC. Recently the BBC paid a call on Dennis McCarthy, the Director of Time at the US Naval Observatory, and got a look-around at the facility that keeps the official time for the United States, and also supplies the time reference for the global GPS system.

Here's the BBC article, and accompanying video.

BTW, Director of Time has got to be one of the most bad-ass job titles ever.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 2, 2008 10:53 AM