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Why does my answering machine want to know what year it is?

Posted 05-25-2012 at 02:52 PM by drask

This is completely off topic, but I've been wondering about it for a while. The last few times I have bought an answering machine, it wants me to set the date so it can announce the day and time when the call was received, a very helpful feature. Then it wants to know the year. So it knows the day of the week, hour, minute, and year. Why does it want to know the year? I mean, if it knew the date and month, then it could do useful things like adjusting for daylight savings time. But as it is, it...
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