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 Post subject: Accurate Pod Clock?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:56 pm 
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I realize that there is already a topic about pod clocks but I couldn't find anything that still seemed to be accurate to the current iteration of MO:UL. Is anyone aware of one that is still current.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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 Post subject: Re: Accurate Pod Clock?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:26 pm 
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There are a few listed here, as far as I know they should still be fairly accurate (there’s always a bit of uncertainty). CW’s Pod Clock must be calibrated, one datapoint should be enough.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:24 am 
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I've been using CW's Pod Clock but it's off by quite a bit. You wouldn't be able to provide a calibration file for it would you?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Aw, calibrating it is the fun part :P But if you really insist:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
2012-10-24 12:14:53 Dereno
2012-10-24 15:33:43 Tetsonot
2012-10-25 18:26:36 Negilahn
2012-11-13 20:03:38 Payiferen
2012-11-18 09:31:55 Dereno
2012-11-18 12:51:00 Tetsonot
2013-01-26 20:12:40 Payiferen
2013-04-14 16:51:02.1 Negilahn
2013-04-14 21:24:30.7 Tetsonot
2013-04-17 23:27:19.7 Negilahn
2013-04-22 14:43:15.5 Dereno
2013-04-22 15:16:06.1 Payiferen
2013-04-22 18:00:42.4 Tetsonot
2013-04-24 13:51:41.3 Dereno
2013-05-02 11:02:20.3 Payiferen
2013-05-09 14:08:14.1 Negilahn


Although that data gives me good results, keep in mind that there’s a margin of a few minutes and that:

Christian Walther wrote:
once you add a second observation for the same pod, long-term predictions may actually get less accurate. That’s because as soon as there are two observations for one pod, the difference between those (or a divisor of it if they are multiple pod days apart) is used as the estimate for the day length (portal period), replacing the built-in estimate. The built-in estimate for the day length is pretty accurate, because otherwise predictions would run out of sync with reality too quickly. The difference between any two portals observations is likely to be less accurate than that if you didn’t measure them to a fraction of a second, and it takes many observations (or few observations but a long time apart) to average out the errors.
(From here)

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