The clocks above represent the time on the curby.net server and on your client (browser).
The difference between the server and client clocks is labeled offset.
The path delay, or network latency, between the server and client is labeled delay.
On the home page, an offset of under a second will trigger a green notification message, an offset of 1-60 seconds will trigger a yellow message, and an offset of over a minute will trigger a red message.
This page is intended as an informal time of day service, and not for rigorous timing or clock synchronization.
See the accuracy and precision notes below for more information.
In layman’s terms, accuracy is how closely a clock matches an accepted reference clock. The live clocks on this site are meant to represent the time on a curby.net time server, and their accuracy is dependent on a variety of factors.
Bottom line: The live clocks on this site are generally within a decisecond of the server’s true time, but this is not a guarantee!
In layman’s terms, precision is the smallest chunk of time that a clock can represent. The precision of the live clocks on this site depends on the significant figures in the display and the code that governs how time is handled and displayed.
The code represents time with millisecond precision, but several factors limit the precision of the displayed time:
Bottom line: The home page clock has second precision, and the clocks above show centiseconds but have lower actual precision that depend on the factors above.
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