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    Another Alarm Clock

    I know that some of my puzzles are a little strange - ok, enough laughter all.

    Anyway, Jezza's powercut alarm clock (<post#=525,106>post 525,106</post: >) reminded me of an alarm clock event that occured to me. It was in Sydney in the dead of winter and I was use to getting up in the dark. Well, one day / night / early morning, my alarm went off, it was totally dark and I felt that I had only just gone to sleep. The alarm said 6:00am so I dragged myself out of bed and into the shower. About 30 minutes later (you have to love those long showers) while I was drying myself, I noticed that it was still pitch black <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>

    At that stage, I checked another clock and it said it was 3:30am - yuk! - stupid alarm clock (it said it was 7am - oh sure!) had got me out of bed way too early. With nothing else to do, I went to work (a very early start) but forgot to buy a new alarm clock while I was there. That night, I had to set the broken alarm clock so that it would wake me at 6am (real time!). How did I do it?
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    Re: Another Alarm Clock

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The alarm clock runs at twice the normal speed, so you set it for 12 am.</span hide>

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    5 Star Lounger Ruff_Hi's Avatar
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    Re: Another Alarm Clock

    That is half correct - you are missing an important step. Also, is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">12am noon or midnight?</span hide>
    (Location Australia, then UK, but now USA. Heart, outlook, attitude, etc always Australian)
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    Re: Another Alarm Clock

    Sorry, I meant <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">12 pm (noon)</span hide>

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    Re: Another Alarm Clock

    Yes, I took you answer to mean <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">noon - wasn't there a huge government investigation into this (noon=12pm) at one stage?</span hide> but it still only solves half the puzzle.
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    Re: Another Alarm Clock

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Does the time you set it not come into play? If you want it to go off 7 hours from 'now', you would set it to go off 14 hours from the current time.</span hide>

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    Re: Another Alarm Clock

    Did you<span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Turn the clock upside down</span hide>
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    Re: Another Alarm Clock

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Ruff_Hi on 20-Oct-05 06:04. Added "Although ...")</P>Leif - Bingo! Well done. Although, that is still not 100% correct but I know what you mean ... the missing item has to do with the definition of <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">current time</span hide>

    Jezza - that was another puzzle of mine wasn't it - I must remember that you store all these things up for later use.
    (Location Australia, then UK, but now USA. Heart, outlook, attitude, etc always Australian)
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