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#36901 - 11/01/15 12:23 AM Changing the clock
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Has UBB.threads set the clock back a week early?

The time stamps on my posts are 1 hour earlier than when I actually posted.

(By my watch, it is now 4:18 EDT.)

Edit: I noticed that several minutes difference a few days back, but I thought nothing of it until just now.


Edited by artie505 (11/01/15 12:24 AM)
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#36904 - 11/01/15 02:01 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: artie505]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Wakey, wakey. cool
DST ended just about 3 hours ago (first Sunday in November). [I just had to change my FTM clock because DST isn't observed here.]

Edit: Otherwise the FTM clock is running ca 5 minutes too fast; I sent the message at 04:57 CST and the post is time-stamped 05:01:58. Could we say that it's a cuckoo clock? wink tongue

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#36905 - 11/01/15 02:07 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: grelber]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Wow! I somehow thought it was next week. crazy

I probably would have been an hour early for my dentist appointment on Monday.

Thanks.

(The 5 minute oddity still stands.)
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#36927 - 11/02/15 02:21 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
The time is set on the server that FTM lives on, which is supposed to be maintained by the hosting company. Alas, I'm still in Europe (and will be for two and a half more weeks), so I won't be able to look into it for a while.
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#36929 - 11/02/15 03:36 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: tacit]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Are you there promoting your book?

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#36942 - 11/03/15 03:05 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Yep. It's been kind of insane--I've been on the road for six weeks now, both alone and together with my co-author Eve Rickert. We set a speaking schedule that was way too ambitious (30 events and 3 conferences in 10 weeks), so we're really dragging through this last bit of it. At one point in Belgium, we did 4 events in 3 cities in 2 days.

Next time we'll know better!
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#37027 - 11/06/15 06:34 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Now the FTM clock is running ca 7 minutes fast — my last post/edit was sent at 09:22 CST and it's time-stamped 09:29:17.

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#37028 - 11/06/15 09:54 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: grelber]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: grelber
Now the FTM clock is running ca 7 minutes fast — my last post/edit was sent at 09:22 CST and it's time-stamped 09:29:17.


Maybe it takes the electrons in your edit 7 minutes to get to the server and get posted! wink

You could be very far from its location!! grin
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#37034 - 11/06/15 12:41 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: Ira L]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: Ira L
Originally Posted By: grelber
Now the FTM clock is running ca 7 minutes fast — my last post/edit was sent at 09:22 CST and it's time-stamped 09:29:17.

Maybe it takes the electrons in your edit 7 minutes to get to the server and get posted! wink
You could be very far from its location!! grin

Maybe it's a mirror server on another planet.

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#37040 - 11/06/15 01:11 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Quote:
Maybe it's a mirror server on another planet.

The only explanation. So, it's 5:10 and it's dark out already. Why do they do this? I thought DST was something to do with farming...

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#37041 - 11/06/15 01:17 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Originally Posted By: slolerner

The only explanation. So, it's 5:10 and it's dark out already. Why do they do this? I thought DST was something to do with farming…

Only in so far as it pertained to farm children being able to do their after school chores while it was still daylight.
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#37042 - 11/06/15 01:44 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: joemikeb]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Yeah, you reset the dial on your key-wound Westclox. People aren't going to know how to read a clock face soon. The way they can't read a map. (Actually, I never could read a map.) Maybe we can talk about Sony Digimatics... right up there with the Selectric typewriters. Great things.

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#37043 - 11/06/15 03:22 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: slolerner]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: slolerner
Maybe we can talk about Sony Digimatics... right up there with the Selectric typewriters. Great things.

I adamantly disagree!!!!!

If you're trying to drift off to sleep the thing wakes you up every minute when the number flips.

I ditched mine and bought an LED readout clock almost instantaneously.
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#37046 - 11/06/15 06:43 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
IMHO, you ditch a lot of great stuff. I love the sound of my digimatic.

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#37047 - 11/06/15 09:57 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: slolerner]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: slolerner
IMHO, you ditch a lot of great stuff. I love the sound of my digimatic.

Please refresh my memory.

Have I really reported ditching other "great" stuff in the past?

Edit: The FTM clock was on the mark this time.


Edited by artie505 (11/06/15 09:58 PM)
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#37049 - 11/06/15 11:36 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: artie505
The FTM clock was on the mark this time.

Checking ... It is! Automatic or interventional fix, I wonder.
Maybe back to earthly server. smirk

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#37051 - 11/07/15 03:57 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Originally Posted By: artie505
... right up there with the Selectric typewriters. Great things.

You ditched your Selectric. tongue

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#37052 - 11/07/15 04:16 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: slolerner]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: slolerner
Originally Posted By: artie505
... right up there with the Selectric typewriters. Great things.

You ditched your Selectric. tongue

I didn't say that; I quoted you. tongue

I can't hardly type a lick, and I never had a Selectric, but had I had one I'd probably still have it.

I used to love just watching the things work. cool (I never understood how they didn't vibrate themselves to pieces.)


Edited by artie505 (11/07/15 04:25 AM)
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#37053 - 11/07/15 07:38 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: artie505]
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Loc: North of 49th ||
Originally Posted By: artie505
... I never had a Selectric, but had I had one I'd probably still have it.

As noted earlier, I did and I do and I use it almost daily.

Originally Posted By: artie505
I used to love just watching the things work. cool (I never understood how they didn't vibrate themselves to pieces.)

The weak spot was the dancing ball (the typing Element, as named by IBM).
• The lever on top of the Element was prone to snapping off if not handled properly or its retention spring could remain in closed position if part of the plastic broke off.
• The positioning teeth at the bottom of the ball could also break off (if one didn't handle the Element carefully). Fortunately, one could repair it neatly by pressing the bottom of the ball into a bar of soap, filling one of the depressions with Epoxy and then positioning the ball appropriately so that the created tooth would attach itself to the broken base.
I've still got a couple of the thusly-repaired Elements, and they still work just fine.

Slightly off the topic: IBM also had a variable spacing typewriter (where the width of the "m" was 5 times wider than the "i"). It made for a beautiful manuscript, but if you made a mistake you were SOL.

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#37054 - 11/07/15 10:03 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: slolerner
IMHO, you ditch a lot of great stuff. I love the sound of my digimatic.


What about the "numerous studies" that have shown sleeping with or near electric blankets, motor-driven clocks and others of that ilk is hazardous to your health? wink
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#37055 - 11/07/15 10:40 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: Ira L]
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If you read the "studies" it could easily be concluded that anything invented in the last 4 or 5 millennia is hazardous to health. On the other hand it could be argued that it is a recent phenomena that we are living long enough for most of today's killer illnesses to manifest themselves.
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#37096 - 11/09/15 05:17 AM Re: Changing the clock [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: grelber
Originally Posted By: Ira L
Originally Posted By: grelber
Now the FTM clock is running ca 7 minutes fast — my last post/edit was sent at 09:22 CST and it's time-stamped 09:29:17.

Maybe it takes the electrons in your edit 7 minutes to get to the server and get posted! wink
You could be very far from its location!! grin

Maybe it's a mirror server on another planet.

That ping time to Mars is quite a pain...
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#39392 - 03/11/16 02:20 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: artie505]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
Harking back to yesteryear (actually just November 1st) ...
Originally Posted By: artie505
Wow! I somehow thought it was next week. crazy
I probably would have been an hour early for my dentist appointment on Monday.

Just so you don't miss a possible appointment on Monday ... DST starts this Sunday, artie. cool tongue

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#39393 - 03/11/16 03:00 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: grelber]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks, grelber, but I'm on top of it. laugh (I set my clock back on Wednesday just to be sure. tongue )
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#39397 - 03/11/16 04:23 PM Re: Changing the clock [Re: grelber]
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I don't mind Daylight Savings Time per se but I absolutely despise the change. Arizona's decision to opt out of Daylight Savings Time makes all kinds of sense to me. I just wish I could sell the crazies in Austin on the idea. (By "crazies" I am of course referring to the Texas legislature that once commended Mario Savio (the Boston Strangler) for his efforts at population control.)
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