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This wrong time, which has NOTHING to do with timezones, is most obvious if you have a screensaver that displays the Roku time. Then, if like us, you also happen to have a digital clock nearby you will notice that the Roku time is off by 3 to 6 minutes.
This has been going on for quite a long time. Other than being a minor distraction it does not bother me SINCE I never watch any live programs on my Roku. It is always stuff on ‘Catch Up’ mode or on a Watch List.
There is no way to set, or correct, the Roku 3 clock. In other words there is no Date/Clock set/reset function in the Menus.
Roku, as it should, gets the time from a server. And that is the problem.
Roku support, recently, tried to fob this off as being due to your home network router having the wrong time. Most people are NOT buying that. Most modern network/Wi-Fi routers use something called the “Network Time Protocol” (NTP) to automatically (and continually) set the time per some master clocks governing the Internet. IF your router is using NTP (as it probably is) the chances are that it has the BEST possible time in the world and is unlikely to be wrong. (Yes, it is the Internet equivalent of the broadcast atomic time clocks).
For now there is no known fix. The problem is most likely a Roku server issue. I will keep an eye on this for you. Stay tuned.
I haven’t used it but check out the CLOC screensaver app that shows local weather in addition to the time.
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by Anura Guruge
>> Summer Solstice 2015.
>> Winter Solstice 2014.
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My FAVORITE DAY of the Year!
Days start getting LONGER.
We turn the corner, Summer is on THE WAY.
See, days start getting LONGER.
For the ‘Winter Solstice 2015‘ I SHARE with YOU,
as we always do at the annual ‘Christmas Revels‘
Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace).
>> Supermoon eclipse, Sep. 27, 2015.
For a welcome change the weather will cooperate
for Sunday, September 27, 2015
Supermoon Eclipse over New Hampshire.
It is a Supermoon eclipse in that the Moon happens to be at its closest to Earth.
You can have Supermoons without there been an eclipse and eclipses without it being a Supermoon.
Supermoon eclipses are quite rare. The last was 33 years ago in 1982. The next is 18 years hence in 2033.
In addition to 1982, the other Supermoon eclipses since 1900 have been in 1910, 1928, 1946 & 1964.
Here is a GREAT NASA video about Supermoon eclipses that explain why they are rare (if you can’t visualize it yourself). Enjoy.
++ 2015: Easter & Passover on same weekend
I am indebted to my ex-colleague at BBN, many decades ago, Larry Denenberg for this information. I would not have worked this out IF not for a detailed e-mail about this by Larry this morning. Larry is also the one, who twice a year, informs me as to when it will be the earliest/latest sunsets in New England — which are NOT necessarily on the same day as the solstice.
Well the Autumnal Equinox for 2015 is at 4:22 EDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Yom Kippur, a.k.a ‘Day of Atonement’, the holiest day of the year in Judaism in 2015 begins in the evening of Tuesday, September 22 and end in the evening of Wednesday, September 23. Thus, definitely for the U.S. East Coast the Autumnal Equinox will occur during Yom Kippur.
The time for each and every equinox is FIXED and invariable across the globe. So Autumnal Equinox for 2015, across the World, happens at 08:22 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). That is physics and astronomy and there are no local variants. Not so with Yom Kippur. The timing is based per LOCAL sunset. So Yom Kippur in Alton, New Hampshire starts well ahead of Santa Barbara in California.
Larry doesn’t tell me, explicitly, as to when we last had this, though it appears that there was a good chance that it might have happened in some places on 1947 and possibly 1939. Yom Kippur, per the Gregorian calendar, can fall between September 14 (as happened in 1899 and 2013) and October 14 (as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043). So that is quite the spread. Larry, however, does point out that in 2034 the Autumnal Equinox will start at 6:38 PM U.S. Eastern time and as such could coincide with Yom Kippur that starts that evening.
You can try and check Larry’s Website for more information. Larry, like all the others that worked at BBN during my short tenure, is quite the intellectual.
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by Anura Guruge
Yes, it is a bit late, but not astronomically.
We think of the equinox around the 21st or 22nd.
So 23rd, though early in the morning, is a bit unusual.
It is 8:22 GMT (in Britain).
But enjoy. Here comes Winter. SMILE.
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for those in the Northern Hemisphere.
(It is Spring for the others).
Alas snow is on its way for us!
But, we in New England will get Foliage
and with luck a (Red as opposed to a Brown) Indian Summer.