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Server clock and localtime

 


riggerpaul  (D 28098)

Jan 16, 2010, 7:05 AM
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Is the server clock just wrong?

I never get the right times for messages and such.

When I check my profile, the local time shown there is nuts. Date is wrong, hour is wrong, but minutes seems okay.

I've made sure that there is enough location information to figure my correct timezone, but that doesn't seem to help.

-paul


Andy9o8  (D License)

Jan 16, 2010, 8:54 PM
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It could be sunspot activity messing with the warp buffer on your matter-energy transporter. If the ionic shielding is not tuned precisely, it can create a slight time/space anomaly. Check the plasma tuner. Either that, or maybe a mouse or squirrel got into the emitter, in which case your best bet is to get a cat.


riggerpaul  (D 28098)

Jan 17, 2010, 7:04 AM
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Is there something wrong with wanting the clock to be at least close to correct?

I'd like to get a feel for when people post, and I can't do that if the clocks are all messed up.

Right now, even the date seems to be wrong where I can see it on my profile page.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Jan 17, 2010, 11:59 AM
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In reply to:
Is there something wrong with wanting the clock to be at least close to correct?

Of course not. Since I couldn't help you, I thought I'd try to amuse you. Swing and a miss, I guess.


riggerpaul  (D 28098)

Jan 18, 2010, 6:26 AM
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okay, my bad too.

It seemed you were poking fun.


Bolas  (D License)

Jan 18, 2010, 7:18 AM
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Under Settings: Time Offset. Smile


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jan 18, 2010, 8:29 AM
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In reply to:
Under Settings: Time Offset. Smile

What he said. It's the last line at the bottom. It's 2 hours for me in the central time zone.


riggerpaul  (D 28098)

Jan 18, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Thanks all.

I found the setting. Never thought to look in that place.

Interesting, though, that the offset I need is unlike most offsets I have seen.

Most places that have global time keep their time in UTC, and each user sets the offset from UTC.

I am in the Pacific time zone, and most times I have had to do something like this, I use -8, since Pacific is 8 hours earlier than UTC.

-8 is what was set in the field that was mentioned when I found it.

Since I don't think I ever set that field myself, I presume it was derived from my location information.

But it appears that the dropzone.com server is set to Pacific time, which seems unusual to me.

My offset setting is now "0", and the local time is displayed correctly.

At this stage, it would be silly for the server admins to set the server to UTC, but the fact that it is not seems like a bit of an error to me.

Thanks all for the help.

-paul


IanHarrop  (C 1152)

Jan 18, 2010, 1:54 PM
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dz.com server is in Canada on the left coast.

They do things differently there, could be due to BC Bud Tongue



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