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forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-12 06:21
by Randicus
It is not a an important issue, but still somewhat interesting. Has anyone else noticed that the forum's clock is steadily falling further behind the actual time? A few months ago it was five minutes behind. A month ago it was ten minutes behind. Now, it is almost a quarter hour behind. If it continues, in a few more months it will be an hour behind. :o That would be almost inconvenient.

Or is it just me?

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-12 06:26
by 4D696B65
14 minutes behind for me. Never noticed it until you mentioned it. :?

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-12 13:55
by dasein
Hmm... 12-13 minutes behind for me, and I'm quite certain that my system clock is accurate.

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-13 03:57
by Soapm
45 minutes fast for me since I'' boycotting DST.

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-13 05:06
by Randicus
If the time was always off by the same amount, that would simply be an error in setting the clock, but why is the time differential gradually increasing? That is a little harder to explain.

Or perhaps a Debian forum just feels slower. :lol:

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-13 13:52
by dasein
Randicus wrote:Or perhaps a Debian forum just feels slower. :lol:

:lol: Wish I'd said that!

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-15 18:51
by pumpuli
Randicus wrote:If the time was always off by the same amount, that would simply be an error in setting the clock, but why is the time differential gradually increasing?

That's exactly how the clock behaves in my computer if it's not set by ntpdate-debian (or by my little hands :P).

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-15 20:08
by 62chevy
I was wondering if FDN shunned ntp or something.


EDIT: It off by an hour and 13 minutes for me.

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-15 23:08
by Randicus
62chevy wrote:EDIT: It off by an hour and 13 minutes for me.

Wow! West Virginia must have a big adjustment for DST. :lol:

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-16 00:10
by 62chevy
Randicus wrote:
62chevy wrote:EDIT: It off by an hour and 13 minutes for me.

Wow! West Virginia must have a big adjustment for DST. :lol:



Ya this State is always a day late and a Dollar short. :mrgreen:

Keeps things backwards but cheap.

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-16 00:29
by dasein
I don't actually know how Linux keeps time, in a hardware sense. (And I don't actually care, since I sync with ntp.) But Windows (used to?) insist(s) on using the CPU clock instead of the perfectly serviceable chronometer that's been part of every PC since the mid-80s. And every CPU is just different enough to allow for/create a fair "drift" over time.

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-16 00:36
by adenukolnis
62chevy wrote:Ya this State is always a day late and a Dollar short. :mrgreen:

Keeps things backwards but cheap.


I sometimes wonder if they aren't the only ones that actually get it right! The more I look at poor old simple WV the more I like it. Maybe I am just poor old and simple and I like other things that are the same.

Although those gas prices are a damn bit higher than VA prices.

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-16 18:05
by 62chevy
adenukolnis wrote:
62chevy wrote:Ya this State is always a day late and a Dollar short. :mrgreen:

Keeps things backwards but cheap.


I sometimes wonder if they aren't the only ones that actually get it right! The more I look at poor old simple WV the more I like it. Maybe I am just poor old and simple and I like other things that are the same.

Although those gas prices are a damn bit higher than VA prices.


WV doesn't have a gasoline pipeline system in the State so we have to pay extra for shipping.

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-16 21:12
by Soapm
62chevy wrote:
adenukolnis wrote:
62chevy wrote:Ya this State is always a day late and a Dollar short. :mrgreen:

Keeps things backwards but cheap.


I sometimes wonder if they aren't the only ones that actually get it right! The more I look at poor old simple WV the more I like it. Maybe I am just poor old and simple and I like other things that are the same.

Although those gas prices are a damn bit higher than VA prices.


WV doesn't have a gasoline pipeline system in the State so we have to pay extra for shipping.


You sure the savings would be passed on to the consumers? Modern day prices appear to be set at what the consumer will pay and has nothing to do with actual cost. Actual cost determines the size of the executive bonuses since they skim off the top before the stock holders get a dividend. And because they get to vote on the size of their bonus so why not 1000% of their base pay???

Re: forum clock

PostPosted: 2012-08-17 03:13
by 62chevy
Soapm wrote:You sure the savings would be passed on to the consumers? Modern day prices appear to be set at what the consumer will pay and has nothing to do with actual cost. Actual cost determines the size of the executive bonuses since they skim off the top before the stock holders get a dividend. And because they get to vote on the size of their bonus so why not 1000% of their base pay???



As long as there is competition prices will stay low. But you are right about selling for what the consumer will pay.