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Author Topic: It's about ... the clock (mouser)  (Read 1734 times)

barney

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It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:53:09 PM »
Mouser,

I'm in CST, currently at ~2230 hours.

From your post:
  
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Gadget Fridays
« on: Today at 15:09:37 »
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The first Gadget Friday starts in 3 hours!
(remember, you can't post on any other day except when forum time, in upper-right corner of page, says it's a Friday).
« Last Edit: Today at 15:54:51 by mouser »


If it starts in three (3) hours, then your clock should be showing something like 2100 hours.  However, the forum clock shows this entry at 15:09:37, last edit at 15:41:51 hours, or close on to 1600 hours (4 PM).  There's a dichotomy 'tween your statement and that timestamp.  I'm [more than usually] confused.

Wouldn't have brought it up, except that this has been bugging me for a while.  Is that timestamp local to the server's location, to my profile, or ...?

If it's tied to my profile, then the timestamp on this should be ~2250.

Edit:

Time stamp is GMT, not GMT-6 as specified in my profile.  The date shows according to my profile specs, and the Current forum time: displays correctly while I'm in my profile, but reverts to GMT (UTC?) when I exit.

2nd edit:
Actually, that's wrong.  The timestamp on the post shows GMT+6.  Now I'm really confused.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 11:02:39 PM by barney »

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Re: It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 11:22:12 PM »
Check your settings in your profile. That could be it.
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Re: It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 11:31:26 PM »
Reread the post, Renegade  :P :P :P.

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Re: It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 11:46:57 PM »
Reread the post, Renegade  :P :P :P.

Ooops.

You sure? I had my timezone set long ago when I lived in a different one. Updated it - it's fine now.

Try refreshing.

ED.

Screenshot - 2012-11-16 , 4_50_15 PM.png

It's working fine here. The forum time is right there - which is the SERVER time, and not MY time.

Also, make sure to adjust for DST if you need to.
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Re: It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 06:38:09 AM »
Hm... the offset appears to be from server time, not (the assumed usual) GMT. While my board time is correct I'm only using an offset of 1. I'm EST(/DST) vs. the server's local CST (e.g. +1 off). But normally I should be using GMT -5 to get the correct time.

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Re: It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 06:49:57 AM »
Hm... the offset appears to be from server time, not (the assumed usual) GMT. While my board time is correct I'm only using an offset of 1. I'm EST(/DST) vs. the server's local CST (e.g. +1 off). But normally I should be using GMT -5 to get the correct time.

Ah - yes. That is correct. I'd simply assumed the server time, and not GMT. That could be the confusion there.

i.e. You input your OFFSET (as in the label) and not your GMT timezone offset. As you can see, mine there is 17, and not 10 for GMT +10.
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Re: It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 11:19:06 AM »
You made the mistake of thinking that CST stood for "Central Standard Time", which is an honest mistake.

What mouser really meant was "Cody Space Time".  :D

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Re: It's about ... the clock (mouser)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 05:56:14 PM »
Even Cody Space Time can't compensate for an underclocked brain and an overclocked laptop  :o :P.

Turns out the problem had nothing to do with DC config.  A distant nephew - the underclocked brain - overclocked the CPU on his Toshiba laptop.  It was giving several strange presentations before it left a burn scar on his desktop  :P.  It smoked while I was visiting, shortly after the original post for this thread.  He is now bereft of Internet communication, but is eagerly awaiting a new laptop - which he intends to overclock, as well.  As noted, his is an underclocked brain  :P :P :P.