Determining actual elapsed (wall-clock) time

flamesrock flamesrock at
Sun Jul 3 04:33:42 CEST 2005

I've needed to do something similar in the past and used free ntp
servers. Of course you need an internet connection:

You could also have a startup script spawn a thread that stores the
time persistently in a shelf object, sleeps for a minute, and checks to
see if the current clock time is greater than a minute (+/-sec,) and
subtracts the difference. Or even check it against an NTP server if you

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