Time Change??

Discussion in 'Feedback and Announcements' started by carmike442, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. carmike442

    carmike442 New Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    I just noticed that the times shown are no longer EST. Something to do with the board changes? ???
     
  2. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    Good question. I tried to adjust using the "Time Offset" in my "Profile", but it does not appear to be working. Probably some minor glitch that Ray will get around to when he notices.
     

  3. carmike442

    carmike442 New Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    It's no big deal, just curious. I was used to EST since that's where I live. :)
     
  4. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    It bugs me. I hate doing math after work. :-/
     
  5. carmike442

    carmike442 New Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    ;D ;D
     
  6. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    I'm a Math teacher! :-[
     
  7. Tech Admin

    Tech Admin New Member

    178
    Apr 6, 2003
    I just tried putting in my time offset in my profile and
    it works fine for me. For central time, enter -6,
    for eastern time, -5, etc. Don't put in "EST" or anything -
    the web generally is, or should be, designed to be world
    wide ( hmm, the "world wide web :) ), so rather than
    US abbreivations like EST we like to use "UTC offset" -
    the difference between your local time and Universal
    Coordinated Time.

    The old server happened to be located on the East coast of the US at the moment, so it used EST
    by default. The new server happens to be on the
    West coast right now, but trades in correct UTC time.

    Not that anyone cares, but I happen to be a bit of a
    time freak. My server keeps accurate time, currently
    accurate to within about 16 millionths of a second,
    and is used by other servers around the world to
    set their clocks to. I wonder how far back that goes -
    I remember at about 6 years old I had two clocks
    right next to each other, one less than 1 second
    ahead and the other less than 1 second behind, so
    I could tell the time within about 1/4 second precision
    by looking at both of them.
     
  8. carmike442

    carmike442 New Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    That worked. :) Thanks Ray :)
     
  9. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Did you have a tube radio set for 16mHZ. "At the tone..." circa 1970's

    Think I'll get mine out of attic
     
  10. Bam_Bam

    Bam_Bam Well-Known Member Supporter

    Aug 29, 2005
    "My server keeps accurate time, currently
    accurate to within about 16 millionths of a second"

    Is that all, jeeezzzzz lol ;) ;) ;) Is that when the big hand goes ...ughhh, maybe the little hand goes around something...uuuggghhhhh ??? ??? My head hurts now, bye bye, sleepy time!! :eek: ::)

    Bam Bam
     
  11. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    Test post. I'm trying to set the time and checking to see what shows up on this post.
     
  12. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    I don't get it. I'm in Central Time and +2 makes the board time correct for me. :-/
     
  13. carmike442

    carmike442 New Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    I know, I'm EST and +3 did it for me not -5. Oh well, at least it's right now. :)
     
  14. Bam_Bam

    Bam_Bam Well-Known Member Supporter

    Aug 29, 2005
    Was that the big hand pointing up... er down... uugghh my head hurts again ??? ??? Let's see -5 add +6 then subtact -3 to the 5th power divided by 7 squared= ????? What was the question?? Yeah I figured it out too but I see ya'll beat me to it ::)

    Bam Bam
     
  15. Red_Hat

    Red_Hat Active Member

    911
    Oct 21, 2005
    Lets see if mine is working .  I went with +3 for eastern. Yep, it works!

    >Fred
     
  16. Bobo

    Bobo Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    TIME TEST

    That was wrong - doing modify to try again.

    Now it's right - +3 for EST!
     
  17. pocketgun

    pocketgun Guest

    May 4, 2005
    My Profile shows my local time correctly, but my posts on the forum show otherwise. For some reason, the posts are not sync'd with the profile time.
     
  18. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    That wierd, but then you're on Vegas time. What's that... Party time?

    FWIW, I'd set my time to coincide with what the posts say and ignor the profile time.
     
  19. pocketgun

    pocketgun Guest

    May 4, 2005
    Yeah, that is what I was thinking - my "-3" is exactly the difference.
     
  20. pocketgun

    pocketgun Guest

    May 4, 2005
    Now it shows both correctly. Go figure... ;D