[time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature

Lux, James P james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Jun 13 17:43:29 EDT 2009

On 6/13/09 10:16 AM, "Thomas A. Frank" <ka2cdk at cox.net> wrote:

>>> I just don't know what to say to that!  Even a child can put a
>>> case of bottled water in a box, and not have it evaporate or leak.
>>> I would venture that said case of bottled water will still be full
>>> up when the child graduates from college, and has kids of his own.
>> But goodness knows what sort of a biological hazard it will be by
>> then :-)
> More to the point, you will be disappointed to find the bottles will
> NOT last that long.

See.. The traditional port in glass bottles will survive for decades, if not
centuries. If you're going to get thermal mass for your reference
oscillator, and you're going to seal it up a'la the "Cask of Amontillado",
at least use something that benefits from the age.  Plastic bottle of
processed tap water isn't it.  {N.B. Amontillado is Sherry, not Port, but
same basic idea, same benefit from age; and no, I do not recommend sealing a
time-nut in the same area.  They get cranky and inefficient.}

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