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sfdavidkaye2@yahoo.com (David Kaye) wrote in

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That's why I like Xnews so much. it has the look and feel of news xpress
and generally performs well. :)


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It's the first Sunday in April.



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But Germany advanced to summer time last Sunday, 3/28/10.


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So did all of my clocks except my automatic bedside clock, which waited
until today.



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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.


Whatever it is -- the fault lies in you PC.

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



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No, YOU FOLKS DON'T GET IT.  My PC is fine.  I happen to be a programmer.  I
can do API function calls in my sleep.  I checked this computer and everything
was properly set and the information returned was correct.  

The fact that the post time is correct now means that Eternal September fixed
some problem at THEIR END because I haven't touched a single setting on this
computer.  

Here are the pieces of code (VB style, in this case) I used to determine that
the time zone, UTC offset, and daylight flags were correct:

Type TIME_ZONE_INFORMATION
        Bias As Long
        StandardName(32) As Integer
        StandardDate As SYSTEMTIME
        StandardBias As Long
        DaylightName(32) As Integer
        DaylightDate As SYSTEMTIME
        DaylightBias As Long
End Type
Declare Function GetTimeZoneInformation Lib "kernel32" Alias
"GetTimeZoneInformation" (lpTimeZoneInformation As TIME_ZONE_INFORMATION) As
Long
Declare Function SetTimeZoneInformation Lib "kernel32" Alias
"SetTimeZoneInformation" (lpTimeZoneInformation As TIME_ZONE_INFORMATION) As
Long


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The problem with you folks is that you're working on theory, not real-world
testing.  You sit back and tell others that they're wrong when you have no
idea what experience they have dealing with things.  I worked for almost 8
years as a software developer writing medical software for organ transplants
and banking software before that.  And I have spent the past 8 years fulltime
doing tech support, specializing in malware issues.  So, I think I have some
field experience worth paying attention to that you folks who merely read
Usenet posts simply don't have.  

I'm not angry at you and your smugness, though I suppose I could get angry.  
I'm saying that your theoretical posts simply don't shed any light on the
issues, so they're not helpful.


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And I call your attention to the fact that (1) I wrote an email to Eternal
September suggesting there was a daylight time problem, and (2) I did no
changes to this computer between last night and now.  

Thus, to the folks who doubted me and took your textbook theory and threw it
at me, you might re-examine what you post and not make yourselves look so
foolish in the future.


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| And I call your attention to the fact that (1) I wrote an email to Eternal
| September suggesting there was a daylight time problem, and (2) I did no
| changes to this computer between last night and now.

| Thus, to the folks who doubted me and took your textbook theory and threw it
| at me, you might re-examine what you post and not make yourselves look so
| foolish in the future.


Actually, no.

JUST DROP IT. As I noted MOOT POINT now.

{ Others posting from all over show NO issues with a time offset and nothing in
the
support group }

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



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David H. Lipman wrote:
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This is *not* a trolling question!

To what do you refer, David, when you say "support group"?

An answer will be appreciated.

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Dave BD

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Thanks for *finally* fixing your clock!  <BEG>



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David Kaye wrote:
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Whilst *you* have been frustrated, David, your 'problem' has been
interesting for others to read about. It's good that you have not got
angry, especially as I understood a little of your background before you
started this thread.

Did you speak to Ray Banana about the possible server fault at E-S
causing your clock error?

--
Dave

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First, I don't have a clock error.  My clock was and is correct.  Second, I
didn't speak to anyone at ES.  I simply emailed them on their form.  So, they
probably jostled something with their foot and everything is fine now.


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David Kaye wrote:
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My apologies for not wording that well. I accepted what you had said all
along, although I didn't understand it.

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everything is fine now.

I knew as soon as I'd hit 'send' that I shouldn't have said "speak" - I
meant to say contact! It is disappointing that you received no response
with an explanation. It would be interesting to learn what the actual
'fault' was.

--
Dave

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Until the next time you lag from old daylight wasting time to new
daylight wasting time.



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FromTheRafters wrote:
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Are you doubting David's word FTR?

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No, I'm suggesting that it isn't fixed *there* either.



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FromTheRafters wrote:
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OK FTR - I don't doubt for a moment that David made no changes but that
things have returned to normal.

How do *you* account for what happened? I'm not using E-S but David
Kaye's messages were still indicating on my screen that his posts were
one hour ahead of me. (Ok,Ok - I know I'm slow on things <vbg>)

--
Dave

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Same here.


Somewhere there is a program that adheres to the old standard of
changing the clocks on the first Sunday of April. Everybody else changes
on time, but that program waited until the first Sunday in April.

Is it his newsreader? Is it something at ES? I don't know or care. I am
only suggesting that the problem may still exist despite the symptoms
having gone away with the passing of the first Sunday in April.

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Are his *new* posts in line with everyone elses? I wouldn't expect past
posts to change timestamps.



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I would focus more on getting your customers to not run with local admin
privs as a normal user.

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