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 Post subject: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:06 am 
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I just logged in and saw it was 4:50. then logged out and it was 5:53, logging back in again, it was 5:54. but when I got back in it was the 4:56.

Does anybody really know what time it is? Is there something I'm missing here? besides an hour that is? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:13 am 
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I have no idea, my computer says 7:12, the forum said you posted 5 minutes ago, but your post says 6:06 (For me).

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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:18 am 
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It's just odd, because I've always kept this one on TP time. It helps me know when I can call home and it's a lot easier to open up the forum than it is to search on the web for the time. Or maybe I should say it's my lazy way of doing things.

But an hours difference is strange when I log out, then log back in again.

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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:18 am 
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katsmom wrote:
It's just odd, because I've always kept this one on TP time. It helps me know when I can call home and it's a lot easier to open up the forum than it is to search on the web for the time. Or maybe I should say it's my lazy way of doing things.

But an hours difference is strange when I log out, then log back in again.
If you go to User Control Panel --> Board Preferences, what are your settings for "My timezone" and "Summer Time / DST is in effect"? My guess is that this relates to the recent change to daylight savings time in the U.S.


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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:25 am 
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Thanks Julian, but that isn't the issue I can't resolve. Where did the hour go when I logged out and back in again. When I log out and look at the time, I gain an hour. When I log back in again I loose an hour. That's what I can't understand.

But I've decided I'm never going to log out again, because those hours add up and I'll be dead sooner than I would like if I keep loosing those hours. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:42 am 
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katsmom wrote:
Thanks Julian, but that isn't the issue I can't resolve. Where did the hour go when I logged out and back in again. When I log out and look at the time, I gain an hour. When I log back in again I loose an hour. That's what I can't understand.

But I've decided I'm never going to log out again, because those hours add up and I'll be dead sooner than I would like if I keep loosing those hours. :lol:
As far as I'm aware, when we aren't logged in, we all see the time at UTC - 5 hours, i.e. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, not including daylight savings. Everyone, everywhere in the world, sees the Twistypuzzles forum with U.S. Eastern Standard Time until they log in.

But as soon as we login, our preferences take effect. For example, my preference is UK time, so my screen says "All times are UTC" when I'm logged in. Your screenshots when you are logged in state "All times are UTC - 6 hours".

I think the forum times have been shown this way for a very long time (Sandy can confirm), so I don't know why they would have changed for you recently.


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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:03 am 
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That would make sense then. When I'm logged in I am on CST (thanks for showing me where to look) when I log out I'm on EST. That's an hours difference. I don't know why I didn't think of that before.

But I still think I'll stay logged in so I don't accidentally shorten my life.

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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:37 am 
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katsmom wrote:
But I've decided I'm never going to log out again, because those hours add up and I'll be dead sooner than I would like if I keep loosing those hours. :lol:


Nice one Rox!
Because I never log out here I'm getting younger and younger.
On the other hand I always want to know what the time is with you, Pantazis and all the others.
So I made me a kind of world clock http://helm.lu/time.htm
(the right one on the first row should read Kefallonia in Greek font)

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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:07 am 
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Georges wrote:
So I made me a kind of world clock http://helm.lu/time.htm
(the right one on the first row should read Kefallonia in Greek font)


Georges, this is brilliant! I love it!

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 Post subject: Re: what time is it really?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:59 am 
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Georges, that is great. It's 11:00 pm here now, and the map shows that my lights are turned on. that is just cool.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:20 pm 
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Did you happen to notice if Rod Serling pass by your window when this happened?

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