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    Tried the clock, neat! Thanks Rumbles.

    Question: entered the URL yesterday afternoon and when I returned to the car a few hours later the clock had advanced only 30 minutes. It happened both times I parked the car last night. Reasons? I would have expected it to stop completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    Question: entered the URL yesterday afternoon and when I returned to the car a few hours later the clock had advanced only 30 minutes. It happened both times I parked the car last night. Reasons? I would have expected it to stop completely.
    The clock obviously uses CPU cycles to count the seconds, and presumably when the car is off the CPU rate slows way down to conserve energy (it's my thought that the various pumps are what is causing the vampire load, not the CPUs). Only NTP (or an onboard atomic clock) will fix this problem.
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    I loaded the clock on the demo car at the Topanga Plaza grand opening last night. Every Tesla employee thought it was really cool and they all took out their smart phones and wrote down the URL so they could load it in all of the cars (I bookmarked it for them in this car).
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    DrComputer - Thank you for doing that. Great to hear it is finding an audience. Cheers.

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    ...when I accelerate extremely hard, the clock seems to lose time.
    Excellent! That's consistent with Einstein's theories. Nice to know...
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    I know somebody in Europe loves the clock. Great job. Kept me thinking about Apple having to pay millions to the owner of the Swiss train clock for copying their design.

    Why not let us choose whatever timezone we want/need ? That should fix it for us europeans, but also asians, australians - and anybody else who loves the clock.
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    Excellent! That's consistent with Einstein's theories. Nice to know...
    I actually think that it is quite possible that Petr Beckmann's theories make relativity unnecessary, but it's still fun to think that the Tesla can approach light speed and slow time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    The clock obviously uses CPU cycles to count the seconds, and presumably when the car is off the CPU rate slows way down to conserve energy (it's my thought that the various pumps are what is causing the vampire load, not the CPUs). Only NTP (or an onboard atomic clock) will fix this problem.
    Or, does the display computer sleep/suspend after N minutes of inactivity?
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    If the SDK exposes the clock information this gets a whole lot simpler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwj View Post
    Or, does the display computer sleep/suspend after N minutes of inactivity?
    In an earlier post is was stated that it loses time while driving, my thought is that it's the clock cycle that's reduced. No way of telling without more information though.
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