Allegedly, on or about 25 July 2016, Ed Greshko sent:
Actually I would find it very odd that "digital" devices
slower as a battery weakens. I mean even my battery operated clocks
at home work perfectly fine without losing time. When the battery
"dies" they just cease to function.
Some (clocks/watches) are good at running until the battery virtually
karks it. But any voltage controlled oscillator / phased locked loop
circuit may have an accuracy threshold for the supply voltage, before it
I'm still not convinced a PC clock is deliberately designed to run slow.
My experience with flattening BIOS batteries has been peculiar hardware
behaviour, can't say that I've noticed the time going skew whiff.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 14 01:31:27 UTC 2013 x86_64
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