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Alarm clock fail [Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at 3:50 am]
Thomas

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[Feeling |tiredtired]
[Playing |Bingely-bingely-beep!]

Alarm clock: Bingely-bingely-beep!
> Buwh?
Alarm clock: Bingely-bingely-beep!
> Silence alarm
You flail in the general direction of the alarm clock and eventually manage to hit the snooze button. The alarm clock falls silent.
> Look
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
> Really?
Well, ok, you can see a couple of standby LEDs so it's not completely pitch black (and so you're safe from grues). It's still too dark to make anything out.
> Check time
You flail in the general direction of the alarm clock and manage to hit the snooze button. The display briefly lights up.
The time is 7:50 am.
> Huh?
The time is 7:50 am.
> But sunrise is 6 am!
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
> Check time
You flail in the general direction of the alarm clock and manage to hit the snooze button. The display briefly lights up.
The time is 7:51 am.
> Move to desk
You stumble across in the dark towards the desk.
> Check time
You manage to find the Palm Vx serving as a desk clock and switch the backlight on.
The time is 3:51 am.
> Huh?
The time is 3:51 am.
> Sigh
> Move to bed
By the light of the backlight you stumble back across the room and curl up in your nice warm bed.
The backlight goes out.
> Reset time on alarm clock
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
> Turn light on
You fumble for the bedside light and switch it on. You are momentarily blinded by the light.
> Reset time on alarm clock
The radio link is now disabled.
The time is 3:52 am.
> Turn light off
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
> Sleep
...


As to what caused this particular glitch in the Matrix, I can only guess that the alarm clock, being radio-controlled (unlike the Palm), received a flipped bit in the MSF time signal. Again.
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