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Time v AC Time

stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
edited 4. May 2012, 12:58 in Community Chit-chat archive
Can anyone explain why the AC clock is never right? I can just about understand it sometimes being an hour out, depending on BST, but why the minutes? They are gradually getting further and further out of sync. My computer currently tells me it's 11.01 but the AC website says it's 10.14. :?
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken

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  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I am afraid. I am very afraid. I might fall into the black hole of in-between time.

    By the way, did you write your post yesterday or tomorrow, rehab?
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • thewifiethewifie Posts: 79
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi SW Have you changed the time to Summer Time/DST is in effect in your Board Preferences ? If you tick 'yes' then the time should be the same. Have you got western European time GMT as your prefered time zone ?
    You only get one life, love it, live it, grow old disgracefully !!
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    rehab – I’m deeply offended that you should think I might be easily offended :lol:

    thewifie – Oh dear! Thanks to you I’ve now discovered all the different time zones I might be in. Can someone explain why Lord Howe has a Standard Time? I think those of us on cocos should opt for Cocos Islands Time. And why can we opt for Cymraeg or Francais Standard when we’re only allowed to write English?

    I think I’ve dropped into the black hole. I shall, from now on, speak Francais and I’m on Niue Time.

    By the way, AC’s still ¼ hour ahead of me.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • thewifiethewifie Posts: 79
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could pick a warm time zone ? :lol:
    You only get one life, love it, live it, grow old disgracefully !!
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    i do not tend to look at time on here just confuses me val
    val
  • tjt6768tjt6768 Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi SW.
    I believe that you are in fact on Yorkshire time, aka Ecky thump time. The county is that wonderful it's out of sync with everywhere else, and if the other time zones were to attempt to sync with us there would be an implosion so great that even Ra wouldn't be able to stop it.
    On a good note, everyone would speak proper, lol...

    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • thewifiethewifie Posts: 79
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The forum is ahead about 15 minutes, so maybe the forum clock is wonky ! :lol:
    You only get one life, love it, live it, grow old disgracefully !!
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    can some one post lottery numbers then might win that way lol
    val
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thewifie wrote:
    The forum is ahead about 15 minutes, so maybe the forum clock is wonky ! :lol:

    You could kind of understand it if it was slow rather than fast. That would be appropriate. Maybe it needs surgery.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • JuliaHod12JuliaHod12 Posts: 456
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I like Tony's explanation :-)

    eeeh by gum lad, on ilkley moor bar t'at ;-)
  • tjt6768tjt6768 Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    looks like we've got another one Sticky lol...
    By eck.. :D
    JuliaHod12 wrote:
    I like Tony's explanation :-)

    eeeh by gum lad, on ilkley moor bar t'at ;-)
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    JuliaHod – Are you a closet Yorkie in exile?

    Tony - Well, Ah’ll go to t’ foot on ahr stairs! Dost tha reckon all crammocky fowk ‘ave a Yorkie gene?

    rehab – ay lad, let’s laik lobotomies today.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • NumptydumptyNumptydumpty Posts: 6,494
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I tend to ignore the time on here, as it's always wrong. What I like, is the bit at the bottom of the page, where it says "who is on line". When it says "Numpty Dumpty and 18 guests," I imagine I'm having a party!
    Everyone's welcome, bring a bottle.
    Numpty
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,187 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Count me in Numpty :lol:

    t0308.gif

    Mine's the cooking sherry :wink:

    Love

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • JuliaHod12JuliaHod12 Posts: 456
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sticky/ Tony

    sorry to disappoint, but am actually a clost "sweaty" ;-)

    however am quite familiar with yorkie venacular ;-)

    Julia x
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    What is a closet 'sweaty'? Having been known as Sweaty Betty for a few years (thanks to middle-age and the meds) is it along those lines? I suspect not.

    The AC clock has baffled me for a while now, so I tend to ignore it - I have enough bafflement in my life. :wink: I'm on DD time, which tends to fit in with the rest of the world (apart from the odd occasions when I fall asleep at 'inappropriate' times) and that suits me, and those around me. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • JuliaHod12JuliaHod12 Posts: 456
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi DD..............welcome back! :-)

    a closet "sweaty" = sweaty sock = Jock = a Scotsman ;-)
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good Grief Penfold. I never knew that.

    My mate Mick used to make up his own rhyming slang - butter was 'president' after 'President Botha', (I know, I know, I'm sorry) but my favourite was 'desperate', viz Desperate Dan = a can (usually of lager). Even now Mr DD and me discuss the possibility of a curry and a few desperates. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Reeesult!

    Thank you to whoever 'mended' the AC clock. I don't know how long it's been right :oops: (well, one minute out according to my computer but we won't count that) but I've only just noticed it.

    Much appreciated.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oooooh! So it is, that's lovely. Thanks AC! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
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