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For the 4th or 5th time, my clock is perfectly fine.  It's the clock on my
news server at Eternal September.  

Presently my clock says 8:40::03pm; that's Pacific Daylight Time.  

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David Kaye wrote:

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Let's see .. I'm using eternal-september as well. What's mine say?

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

Mine:
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Ah. It seems I've posted "nearly an hour before you." How do you explain
that everyone else sees your clock an hour in the future?

Currently 11:57pm Eastern Daylight Time

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   -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul

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OK Shaggy......I will add to this cuz I have an obsession re correct time.
He has his Time Zone set wrongly.......right?  As it is now Daylight SAVING
Time (which he may not have checked off), it is only 4 hours different to
GMT........not 5.

Da Blonde.......at 12:05 am Sunday, April 4, Eastern Standard Time, 4 hours
behind Greenwich Mean Time (aka Zero or Zulu time)



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My time zone and my DST offset are NOT set wrong.  I'm also a time geek and
I'm aware that the U.S. now advances DST time 3 weeks ahead of when it used to
start.  

To quote Wikipedia:  "....Starting in 2007, most of the United States and
Canada observe DST from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in
November, almost two-thirds of the year.[30] The 2007 U.S. change was part of
the Energy Policy Act of 2005; previously, from 1987 through 2006, the start
and end dates were the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October,
and Congress retains the right to go back to the previous dates now that an
energy-consumption study has been done.[31] ...."

In fact, not only am I a time geek, but I've changed the registry entry to
sync my computer's clock with NIST every 6 hours instead of the default once a
week.



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Hey David.....I am not arguing with you, but if all 3 of us are using ES and
your time is an hour ahead of the two of us........something is out of whack
on your end.  It is 12:55 am as I type this.

Cheers......Heather



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I guess I'll just chalk it up to being a forward thinker.


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8-))
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David Kaye wrote:

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I would like to know why "GMT" and "UTC" are an hour apart on your
posts. GMT and UTC are the same.

My posts via eternal-september show my correct time zone (as -0400 EDT)
but yours do not show your time zone. And everyone who has replied sees
your posts an hour in the future. Just yours.

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   -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul

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| Hey David.....I am not arguing with you, but if all 3 of us are using ES and
| your time is an hour ahead of the two of us........something is out of whack
| on your end.  It is 12:55 am as I type this.

| Cheers......Heather


+1

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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I'm not sure.  There is no setting on the user account at ES to adjust the
time.  My computer's clock is set to Pacific (US & Canada) with allowance made
for DST.  It adjusted correctly at the beginning of daylight time.  

Lemme see.  I have a program that calls an API routine for system time.  Let's
see if it shows GMT correctly...

Okay, the routine calls the GetTimeZoneInformation and GetSystemTime
functions from the kernel32 library.  The routines return an offset from GMT
as 7 hours, which is correct.  Normally it would be 8 hours, but we're on DST
here in North America.  Since Bush signed into law the advanced daylight time
law several years ago, starting DST 3 weeks ahead of the way it used to be
(and ending it 1 week later) it just might be that Eternal September is
assuming that we're not on DST here yet.  This would account for their server
thinking GMT (UTC) is 8 hours ahead.  


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Well then, it should correct itself today then.



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| For the 4th or 5th time, my clock is perfectly fine.  It's the clock on my
| news server at Eternal September.

| Presently my clock says 8:40::03pm; that's Pacific Daylight Time.

All Usenet is based on GMT therefore your clock may be correct bu the wrong time
zone.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Once again, for those of you who don't read, my time is set to Pacirfic Time
(U.S. & Canada), and the automatic advance for daylight time is set.  When I
ran the API call that queries the time information the system said that I was
at GMT -7 hours, which is correct.  

There is absolutely nothing wrong with my computer.  It is set correctly.  The
only thing I can think of is that News Xpress, my antiquated news reader
(originally written for Windows 3.1) messes with the time somehow.  But, to be
honest, I don't wish to devote the time to figuring this out.  I'm knee-deep
in work this weekend and already have to cancel my visit to a couple social
events I'd rather visit this afternoon.


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David Kaye wrote:
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My reader shows that you message was posted just a couple or three minutes ago
so I'm guessing it not on your end.
BTW: PDT here as well

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THANK YOU!!!!  Last night I sent an email to Eternal September suggesting that
there was a daylight time problem on their server.  Apparently they've
adjusted whatever they needed to adjust.

My posting time is 2:03:18pm PDT

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David Kaye wrote:
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Takes me about three minutes to get through some of the sludge and respond
but it appears you're in sync now. Posting at 2:08pm PDT or 21:08 UTC

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sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com (David Kaye) wrote:

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Okay, I just read back the message.  It says the post time was:
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2010 21:03:23 GMT

It was indeed 21:03 when I sent it.  So the glitch was fixed by Eternal
September.  Lemme see if they sent me email on this...nope, nothing from them,
but then I don't answer all emails, either.


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sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com (David Kaye) wrote in

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Glad you've got it sorted out. :)
You said you were a News Xpress user? have you tried Xnews? It's very
similar but with some of the bugs in News Xpress worked out.


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this boulder right down a cliff." - Goblin Warrior


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I don't know why I'm so hooked on News Xpress, but I've always loved the
program.  It's simple, and except for the occasional exception it throws it
works really really well.  It has exceptionally good error handling and never
crashes.  And of course, being small and written for Win 3.1, it is also super
fast.  It's even wise enough to spot web links and load a browser -- and this
was written at the dawn of the web!  

I'll look for Xnews and try it out.  Thanks for the info.


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