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    Default What Happened To The Time Announcement?

    Maybe I missed the news flash. Before computers you had to call 767-2676(popcorn) to get the actual time. I tried tonight and the message is "As of September 19th 2007 the time announcement information service has been discontinued" Is this only in California? I checked a few area codes and got the same message. I guess time moves on.

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    Time to get over it.

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    Time's up.
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    time after time...
    Runaround... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around...

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    Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
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    It's About Time.
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    "Edward is playing like a motherfucker tonight!" - DLR 10/03/2007

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    If Morris Day doesn't know, then who does?

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    Here's what wikipedia had to say about it.


    In the United States, a speaking clock could be reached until September 19, 2007, by ringing various numbers, depending on the location of the caller. AT&T announced that it would discontinue this service in September 2007, as outdated equipment breaks down, as well as to free up additional phone numbers.[6] For all area codes in Northern California, the number was 767-2676, and was often indicated by its telephone acronym, POPCORN. The speaking clock service was actually active for all numbers of the format 767-xxxx, but "POPCORN" is the most popular acronym, and is even used in common speech. Officially, the telephone number listed for the time recording was 767-8900.
    In other locations, different telephone exchanges were used for the speaking clock service. In these areas, the numbers were usually quoted with the -xxxx or -1212 ending. For example,
    853 was the reserved exchange in Southern California.
    622 was the reserved exchange in Florida.
    637 was the reserved exchange in Boston.
    936 was used in Boston for weather and Washington D.C. for both time and weather information.
    Various other numbers were used, such as 844-XXXX in other localities.
    Every ten seconds, a mature female voice, the samples often having been read by the late Jane Barbe, announced the time of day according to this formula: "Good (morning / afternoon / evening). At the tone, (time zone) (standard / daylight) time will be (hour)o'clock / minute) (exactly / and (n) seconds)," followed by a one-second tone. There was a brief, albeit noticeable pause between the minutes and the seconds announcement, as the seconds portion was a separate recording. The seconds portion was always given in multiples of ten, or was omitted for the word "exactly". For example, such as message could be:
    "Good morning. At the tone, Pacific Standard Time will be 9:52 and ten seconds. tone"
    or "Good morning. At the tone, the time will be 9:52 and ten seconds. tone"
    Many shortwave radio time signal services provide speaking clock services, such as WWV and WWVH, operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology from the United States of America. To avoid disruption with devices who rely on the accurate timings and placement of the service tones from the radio, the voice recording may be "notched" clear of some of the tones. Jane Barbe also provides the voice for WWVH.
    The time as provided by WWV is also available by telephone, by calling +1 303 499 7111. WWVH (an auxiliary location in Hawaii) is available at +1 808 335 4363.
    In addition, the United States Naval Observatory operates two speaking clocks: in Washington, D.C. at +1 202 762 1401, and in Colorado Springs, Colorado at +1 719 567 6742.
    Electronic speaking clocks and wristwatches are available, many marketed to the visually impaired.
    Many telephone answering machines and similar devices include a speaking clock capability so they can announce the time when a message was received.
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    We've run out of time.
    I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

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    If I only had more time.........
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    Tempus fugit

    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning View Post
    Tempus fugit



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    It's time to close this.

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