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Am I going nuts, or what?

 

I just noticed a new post by Philly Guy on the "Broadway Theatre Question" in the Lounge forum. It is dated Mar 15 and the time is shown as 8.28 p.m. I am presuming that Philly Guy either lives in Philly or on the East Coast.

 

I live on the West Coast and the time here is now 3.05 p.m.

 

As there is three hours time differance between east & west coasts, how can his post show 8.28 p.m. That would make it about a 5 1/2 hr differance. What gives?

 

Could somebody please tell me I'n not losing my marbles - please - Deej?

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>Maybe Philly Guy posted from Buenos Aires :)

 

Buenos Aires is only 3 hours time difference from the East Coast.

 

5 1/2 hours time difference ... hmmm

He must be flying over the Atlantic and posted from there. ;)

 

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There are a few places around the world that have 1/2 hour differences in their time zone. Newfoundland is one and 1/2 hours ahead of Eastern time, for instance. That is why airplanes, ships, the military and others use Zulu or Greenwich Mean Time or Universal Time, Co-ordinated (GMT) (UTC)so that everyone is on the same page or time, so to speak. All of those names and references mean the same thing and that standard time never changes for daylight, summer time or what have you. Right this very minute it is approaching 0200 Sunday morning, GMT.

 

I think Deej can best answer the times on email and their variations.

 

Best regards,

KMEM

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>Right this very minute it is approaching 0200 Sunday morning, GMT.

 

Hey KMEM,

Thanks for chiming in. It's only 01:13 AM in GMT.

Daylight Saving Time is not in effect on this date/time in GMT nor in Europe (yet) ... :)

 

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>Two possibilities.

>

>1) The server's clock is f'd up.

>2) Philly has the wrong time zone offset set up on the user

>menu.

>

>Want me to sound a general alert? Call the mounties? Send up

>the Bat signal?

 

Deej - Don't tell me I set the time zone wrong or Adriane will go into a tirde on how stupid I am. Please do not do that to me - please

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>I think Deej can best answer the times on email and their variations.

 

Timestamps in an online venue get weird in a hurry so let's leave email out of it. That's an entirely different kettle of fish.

 

There are at least two servers involved in serving up the MC. There's a database server, and a web server. Each is a physical computer just like the PC you're sitting at. Each has an internal clock that is battery maintained, just like the PC you're sitting at. Each has a time zone, just like the PC you're sitting at.

 

Messages here are timestamped on receipt based on the *database* server's internal clock. That timestamp is stored as a GMT date/time with a timezone offset. The database may or may not manipulate the date/time value returned to the MC software.

 

I do not know whether the MC software imposes its own manipulation on the display of the timestamp, although I'm thinking it must since there is a time zone setting in the user menu. That manipulation would happen on a different computer than the database server, although the setting itself is stored on the database server and that may or may not have an effect.

 

If any computer in the mix (and they rotate in and out of the mix often) has a wrong time set on their internal clock, or a f'd up timezone setting, well, everything downstream may or may not display the wrong timestamp.

 

Welcome to the 21st century!

 

I'm now going to go celebrate the fact that it's cocktail hour *somewhere* on Earth 24/7.

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>>Could somebody please tell me I'm not losing my marbles

>-

>

>Confucius say, "One cannot lose what has already long

>been lost." :p

 

So long as I don't loose the two hanging between my legs, I'll get by.

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>Two possibilities.

>

>1) The server's clock is f'd up.

>2) Philly has the wrong time zone offset set up on the user

>menu.

>

>Want me to sound a general alert? Call the mounties? Send up

>the Bat signal?

 

Nope - just a simple explanation will suffice.

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> I'm now going to go celebrate the fact that it's cocktail hour *somewhere* on Earth 24/7.

 

Hey Deej, there's always a good reason to celebrate something ... Cheers!

 

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