These digital clocks aren't digital at all

17.04.2021
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It's time.
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Kommentteja
  • Hair.

    Technology ConnectionsTechnology Connections21 päivä sitten
    • do not cut it

      Alexandre MeloAlexandre Melo3 päivää sitten
    • Hair

      Rylan ScottRylan Scott7 päivää sitten
    • How about a nice simple video on how the atomic clock works.

      Steve McLeanSteve McLean9 päivää sitten
    • I feel like you have spent lot of TIME watching VSauce in quarantine.

      Nishant DesaiNishant Desai9 päivää sitten
    • Indeed! You're going for a Tony Blair :)

      DehnusNorderDehnusNorder10 päivää sitten
  • 0:56 that actually got me! I immediatly thought what i knew of these was a lie and i was about to be schooled! hahaha

    Rinoa's Auspicious TravailsRinoa's Auspicious Travails8 tuntia sitten
  • I think it would be more funny for the alarm to go off 5 minutes early. Can you imagine the irritation of having a few minutes of sleep pointlessly robbed from you. Even better if after exiting the loop it wakes him up even earlier but causes him to be overjoyed.

    fishbaitzezfishbaitzez10 tuntia sitten
  • I caught that 4:20 references

    Gerg GuyGerg Guy13 tuntia sitten
  • I have 3 clocks in my kitchen, and I'm starting to think opaque tape might end up being my solution for not seeing different times on them occasionally.

    Ian MooresIan Moores14 tuntia sitten
  • I have one of those I got it from my grandpa when he passed away

    bobby bissellbobby bissell17 tuntia sitten
  • Anyone know the brand of the clock that's sitting on the rubix cube and at the end is directly on Alec's right.

    B DB D19 tuntia sitten
  • noice

    Marie BCFHSMarie BCFHS23 tuntia sitten
  • I bought a flip clock radio 8 months ago after watching Groundhog Day. It’s not similar looking but I love it, they are great. The radio is good on it too. I set it to an 80s station,

    onyourjackjonesonyourjackjonesPäivä sitten
  • Dude, that was great!

    Aaron P.Aaron P.Päivä sitten
  • My Dad had one of these when I was a kid. It fascinated me. I'd sit on the floor and wait for it to flip. The hour changing was very exciting.

    Doxie LainDoxie Lain2 päivää sitten
  • The person with one clock or watch always knows what time it is. The person with *two* is never quite sure.

    David BeamerDavid Beamer2 päivää sitten
  • What if the clock in Groundhog Day just happened to accidentally be right that day? It would be accidentally exactly right every time.

    Tim FrancoeurTim Francoeur2 päivää sitten
  • 👍👍

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu2 päivää sitten
  • “Dad where do babies come from” “Latent heat and the refrigeration cycle”

    Personal AccountPersonal Account2 päivää sitten
  • Stewart Lee has let himself go. ;p

    Bag of NailsBag of Nails2 päivää sitten
  • well, at least they arent as bad as my grans house, where the clock in every room seemed to display "local time"

    Pineapple roadPineapple road3 päivää sitten
  • You can remove the "Victrola" brand from stainless steel with paint remover and a cloth. Doesn't leave a scratch.

    JulianSaucoJulianSauco3 päivää sitten
  • My ears really perked up when I heard you say the "43" minute card was messed up on one of your clocks. For his birthday in 1971, my brother received a Soundesign flip clock radio. It was very impressive, except for one flaw. The "43" minute card was messed up (it would display "43" on one half and I think "44" on the other half. Strange coincidence.

    Thomas LongThomas Long4 päivää sitten
  • I had a Mickey all mechanical clock (with the "tension key" that had to be turned every two days), it kept time very well comparing to my tissot and my old ipod (when it wasn't even called classic xD) and the alarm hand was damn precise, it was 1-2 minutes off max. It was bought at Disneyland Paris before 2000 and was made in Austria.

    NoxieNoxie4 päivää sitten
  • Ah, another step in Alec's slow descent into even more madness.

    Victoria MVictoria M4 päivää sitten
  • Mad scientist look for this video? :D ... it's alive ... ALIIIVEEEEE!!!

    Patrick CardonPatrick Cardon4 päivää sitten
  • I remember watching one of those giant flippy display boards at Prague main train station ages ago, flipping through all the combinations. I paid particular attention to the train type field, which whirred past with all the ususal Os (local), Ex (Express), IC (InterCity), EC (EuroCity) and to my surprise, it also quickly flipped past a TGV option. Later I also noticed an ICE (German high speed train) option which also never went to Prague. The TGV (French high speed train) never ran to Prague so this led me to believe they used to make one type of info board for all European train stations, loaded with every possible combination for all countries. Makes sense as creating various types of these boards would be a nightmare so best to just design a one type fits all and save a lot of dosh on development.

    Ondrej SedlakOndrej Sedlak5 päivää sitten
  • I love this channel so much.

    Alan SwansonAlan Swanson6 päivää sitten
  • He already made me buy a toaster... I guess I'm buying a clock now too 🙄

    Jordan TothJordan Toth6 päivää sitten
  • 11:34 I see what you did there...

    monsterhunter30001monsterhunter300016 päivää sitten
  • Incalculable indeed.

    My Little ParodyMy Little Parody6 päivää sitten
  • They show the time by displaying digits, so they're digital. "Digital" doesn't mean "electronic".

    Rosie FayRosie Fay6 päivää sitten
  • "these clocks, When they're stopped, it's only right ONCE a day" Well..a broken digital clock is right zero times a day. So that idiom doesn't work anyways

    That Random GuyThat Random Guy6 päivää sitten
  • Well, you've set up quite the running joke for yourself. I expect to see callbacks to "latent heat, and the refrigeration cycle" every few videos, in perpetuity. You did this to yourself!

    Brandon LewisBrandon Lewis6 päivää sitten
  • The damage really is incalculable.

    ButterButter7 päivää sitten
  • 11:37

    David MarvinDavid Marvin7 päivää sitten
  • That clock reminds me of a clock at a Starbucks near where I work. "Edinburgh Clock Company - London" it says on the dial. Uuuh, those two cities are like, 650km apart. Like, nearly the same distance from Los Angeles to Sacramento...

    Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson7 päivää sitten
  • Im so tired I heard time is time from time to time on time, now its time to get into time

    Jayden GomezJayden Gomez7 päivää sitten
  • I am boosting engagement!

    Sean DarkeSean Darke7 päivää sitten
  • We had a similar one in the late 1970’s, I remember. It also displayed date and day of week, I'm not sure if months were displayed as well, but I remember that we needed to manually turn the date to 1 after months that didn't have 31 days. Weekdays were coloured. Thursday was my favourite, it had a certain nuance of green that I liked, but I never liked the light blue Wednesdays… The time displayed 24-hour time, since that's what we use in my country, so no AM or PM (fm and em in my language).

    Johnny RosenbergJohnny Rosenberg7 päivää sitten
  • I enjoy your videos; but I'm upset that I enjoy your videos. Or, that I enjoy your videos, and I'm upset?

    VeremalusVeremalus7 päivää sitten
  • "latent heat and the refrigeration cycle" Me: 😮😁😁 "kidding!" Me: 😭😭

    thcottiethcottie7 päivää sitten
  • You know, another argument could be made about the flip. Some sort of symbolism for how he's repeating all the time?

    SheosMan117SheosMan1178 päivää sitten
  • what are the clocks you used in the video?

    Daniel GordonDaniel Gordon8 päivää sitten
  • Welp, didn't know I needed this in my life and now do

    Bugside almightyBugside almighty8 päivää sitten
  • 10:50 Well there's a future topic for you. Master/slave clock systems ;)

    RTD LaboratoriesRTD Laboratories8 päivää sitten
  • hey i liked the latent heat and refrigeration cycle

    Andrew JAndrew J8 päivää sitten
  • pitter patter, lets get at'er

    Mike DancyMike Dancy8 päivää sitten
  • This man is a national treasure. 10/10 Would recommend him having a pbs time slot.

    Guy TevisGuy Tevis8 päivää sitten
  • Mate, you should be providing a link to buy this thing on an amazon affiliate link. You just doubled the money you make from this channel: You're welcome.

    DesignVisStudiosDesignVisStudios8 päivää sitten
  • Can you do a video on how the station presets worked on old car AM/FM radios?

    David HaywardDavid Hayward8 päivää sitten
  • I had one of those flip clocks when I was a kid back in the early to mid 80s. It was my alarm clock for many years and had only AM radio. I forget how or why it died, but I still have the rolodex of numbers that I got out of it when I scrapped it. I probably have the speaker too, but I don't know which speaker it would be.

    SkyfoxSkyfox8 päivää sitten
  • To tell you how much effort he puts into these videos, The time he takes to just record is over triple the amount of time the actual video is, as indicated by the clocks. thank you for the quality videos my friend.

    BanjoGunBanjoGun9 päivää sitten
  • I'm sorry if your going through hard times bud. Good news is whatever it is... you LOOK good! We all appreciate the hard work you put in. Great videos.

    Goligo GoGoligo Go9 päivää sitten
  • If you ever look at me like that again, I'm filing a restraining order.

    GQGeek81GQGeek819 päivää sitten
  • I’d like to see your take on radio synchronised clocks.

    James BarclayJames Barclay9 päivää sitten
  • Anyone who ever thought **a flip clock** was digital really needs to be forced back into grade school, for society's own good.

    EconAtheistEconAtheist9 päivää sitten
  • I love you.

    thatguy431thatguy4319 päivää sitten
  • The Finger? Is it analog or digital?

    Puppet BikePuppet Bike9 päivää sitten
  • Now I have to go and watch Groundhog Day...again. Now I have to go and watch Groundhog Day...again.

    raspucin70raspucin709 päivää sitten
  • "NEW PARAGRAPH" I am going to use this

    phezterphezter9 päivää sitten
  • “Is that Sonny and Cher?” Is that a Groundhog Day reference?? 😎

    Juxtaposed ManifestJuxtaposed Manifest9 päivää sitten
  • Hair

    RetroGeetRetroGeet9 päivää sitten
  • this video had me flipping out

    Jonathan StoutJonathan Stout9 päivää sitten
  • *2:40** why do you look like you want to kill the nonexistent cameraman?*

    GhostMinerGhostMiner9 päivää sitten
  • Now I really, really want a Groundhog Day prop clock that only alternates between 5:59 and 6:00!

    LyndonlivesLyndonlives9 päivää sitten
  • I remember having an alarm clock like these, also bought in the thrift store. The alarm function also didn't match the exact time. It had a nice base alarm that would go off. And yes, the alarm was about three minutes fast.

    Madd the SaneMadd the Sane10 päivää sitten
  • How much do you know about Micronesian slave trading?

    Fred FlintstoneFred Flintstone10 päivää sitten
  • 14:36 he says "lat little fact" instead of "that little fact"

    Ryan McGuireRyan McGuire10 päivää sitten
  • It would he funny, if the groundhog alarm would run at 5:55.

    Torsten HehmannTorsten Hehmann10 päivää sitten
  • It's latent heat day. Again.

    DasSkelettDasSkelett10 päivää sitten
  • If you drove this with a stepper motor would it then be digital?

    Fixitall PaulFixitall Paul10 päivää sitten
  • As an owner of a 5$ chinese digital rubber hand watch which lags 30sec each day i can feel your pain.

    NikšaNikša11 päivää sitten
  • Why did it always go off at exactly 6AM? Because PLOT, that's why!!!! And did you see Techmoan's video on flip clocks? fistream.info/work/videot/kM-nsK22dp-olXk I also think TechTangents may have had one.

    James LaBarreJames LaBarre11 päivää sitten
  • This clock is digital. The fact that it is mechanical is irrelevant. Time is displayed in discrete units. From the synchronous motor (which digitally counts line cycles) to the gears (which have integer numbers of teeth), to finally, the release catch & display, everything is digital. You can't look at this clock and see "12:45 3/4". In "real" digital logic, all the transistors are analog amplifiers, clipped by the voltage limit to make it discrete, just like the catch on the flipper.

    Brian ParkBrian Park11 päivää sitten
  • Your episode on the CVD was quoted on Media Tropes.

    AetheralMeowsticAetheralMeowstic11 päivää sitten
  • during this whole video i thought he was just a costumer service brained guy but during the bloopers i remembered he's just a normal human.

    MIDNIGHT STARMIDNIGHT STAR11 päivää sitten
  • Anyone know the thing at 4:05 ?

    RickRick11 päivää sitten
  • Strong Oliver Platt/Oliver Babish, West Wing vibe with the slicked back long hair.

    Brian GreyBrian Grey11 päivää sitten
  • You are turning from lawful good into chaotic neutral

    Incorrect Stuff ThingyIncorrect Stuff Thingy11 päivää sitten
  • .....Yeah, the Groundhog Day thing IS going to bother me going forward. Thank you, _so much._

    That Sodding GamerThat Sodding Gamer11 päivää sitten
  • I remember an orange flip clock my grandma had that I liked to play with. (which annoyed her because she constantly had to reset it when I visited.)

    AustynSNAustynSN11 päivää sitten
  • Do they have any of these clocks that actually wind up instead of taking a battery? I remembered the one my mom had you wound it up... Maybe I'm mistaking that changing the time. Could have sworn they had wind up version. I'd buy one if I could find one

    jj Gjj G11 päivää sitten
  • I wanna buy one of these cause they're so cool but the decent ones are pretty expensive idk if I wanna spend 130 on a clock lol

    jj Gjj G11 päivää sitten
  • *video begins* *rubs eyes*

    NickNick11 päivää sitten
  • “Isn’t that just the neatest thing ever?” Me: Yes! That’s seriously cool!

    Scott MyersScott Myers11 päivää sitten
  • So cool This chanel is great 👍👍

    Pinus NironPinus Niron11 päivää sitten
  • To be very precise, those clocks are digitizing clocks. They have the mechanical equivalent of a sampling system, and even have a discrete display. Not only that, but the same could be said of digital computers having analog parts (such as clock oscillators) inside them and then having circuits that make such oscilaltions discrete. Sorry but to my eyes, those clocks are very digital, even if their internal time base is analog. This is pretty disinformative to be honest. A bit more research would've helped quite a bit.

    Joksan AlvaradoJoksan Alvarado11 päivää sitten
  • The perfect blend of knowledge and dad jokes.

    Aaron ReichertAaron Reichert12 päivää sitten
  • thats incredible actually

    Shea LawsonShea Lawson12 päivää sitten
  • I like the way your mind works!

    Lowell ArnettLowell Arnett12 päivää sitten
  • Subscribed for the pedantry and stuff about clocks being out of sync bothering you

    armorhide406armorhide40612 päivää sitten
  • It great to see captain disillusion breaking out into other parts

    Invisible AgentsInvisible Agents12 päivää sitten
  • I guess you would love flip slave clock driven by master clock impulses. I have couple of them but this guy has quite a collection: fistream.info/work/videot/Z7GNp7qpap3JupM

    V0JT4V0JT412 päivää sitten
  • Well... I think "digital" in this case means, they only show time with digits.

    TheTuubsterTheTuubster12 päivää sitten
  • Are... Are you OK?

    PalmadaPalmada12 päivää sitten
  • Never realized that the mechanism would be that simple! Thanks for the great explanation.

    MagnumiMagnumi12 päivää sitten
  • Anyone know where I can get the flip clock shown at 0:30?

    Blocked BlockBlocked Block12 päivää sitten
  • Longer hair suits you!

    Sound TrekSound Trek12 päivää sitten
  • 1:56 "Some clocks even have a third hand that we call the second" Boy did you make me chuckle there!

    ThomasThomas12 päivää sitten
  • If the alarm isn't tied to the mechanism and it "goes off when it wants to," i.e. it's unpredictable, then it is inevitable that it will go off exactly when it's supposed at some point. IN the case of the ground hogs day, it was the exact same moment in time happening again, all variables exactly as they were the previous time. It could very well just be that this moment happened to be the one lucky moment that the clock and alarm timer happened to sync up.

    WatchMeSayStuffWatchMeSayStuff12 päivää sitten
  • 🎵Time won't give me time🎵

    HotlogHotlog12 päivää sitten
  • I was in the middle of a meal and heard "latent heat and refrigeration cycle" and I immediately turned to my phone while audibly expressing "WUT." love the channel by the way.

    Kevin FondrenKevin Fondren13 päivää sitten
  • I wanted to build one of those flip-card displays for the irish pub I worked for... my estimate was it would cost me about $2,000 to build it with the right number of cards to make the sign viable. But it would also weigh close to 250lbs... It never happened -- and the pub closed permanently due to COVID. :(

    Ryan ColemanRyan Coleman13 päivää sitten
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