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paul
8th September 1999, 19:08
someone, please fix the clock

ALBPM
8th September 1999, 19:51
No, it says at the bottom of the posts - all times GMT (UK) time. Hey, it's only fair to have it on European time. For the past year or more it has been set to (US Central time).
I'm at (US Mountain time) and just subtract 7 hours.

Paul

paulcs
8th September 1999, 19:52
"All times are GMT." It says this somewhere towards the bottom of the page. MURC World Headquarters is in the UK.

Paul
paulcs@flashcom.net

Ant
9th September 1999, 01:37
Why would we need to fix the clock? It's perfectly correct I've just cheked it against my watch.

Scytale
9th September 1999, 01:49
So it's even worse. Both your watch and BBS are in need of repair... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Guyver
9th September 1999, 14:27
Now there's an idea for a http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif "Java Script" http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif. Have it check each users system for their time zone, convert the data, and display the time in the "AHEM" proper time zone per user. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Or, just allow the user profile to keep the TZ and adjust accordingly!

[This message has been edited by Guyver (edited 09-09-1999).]

Jorden
9th September 1999, 15:08
Ant... errr, GMT doesn't use DST.
So, we're at summertime, +1h GMT for London, +2h GMT for me in Holland...

It's not set at GMT, but your local time http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Or the server doesn't know DST??? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
Around October 31st it should subtract 1 hour from all our posting times, for then the rest of England is at GMT again, while we run +1h.

(Does any of this make sense?? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif)

Jorden.

Ant
9th September 1999, 15:52
Err yes...

Shall I set the date to Euro format as well to confuse those North Americans even more? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

agallag
9th September 1999, 16:13
Nah, switch to the Julian calendar. That'll mess em up http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Guyver
9th September 1999, 18:52
Guyver's Log - GuyverDate 34143.321...

Err.. Captain's Log - StarDate 34143.321... Having successfully confused the natives of Planet MURC in the Matroxian star system, the one lone survivor of the thought dead Antian race has eluded our sensor's for the nonce. We shall find him, and bring forth a new era of interopability and succesful date/time conversions.

paulcs
9th September 1999, 19:27
Now, now. I count one confused North American. Most of use have figured out the Prime Meridian doesn't run through Honolulu.

Fun facts: The first meridian went through Rhodes. The Greenwich Prime Meridian was first proposed, I believe, in the early 1870's. Bickering about this went on for years until the French, who drew the Prime Meridian straight through Paris on both land maps and sea charts, agreed on Greenwich with the condition that Britain conform to the metric system.

The United States accepted the Greenwich Prime Meridian, but maintained a system of measure based upon an English monarch's shoe size.

Paul
paulcs@flashcom.net

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Scytale
10th September 1999, 01:03
Let's face it, time sucks: 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 30ish days in a month, 12 months in a year, 100 years in a century... Then 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute, and then a fallback to metric again...?
And to make things worse we all want it to be midday at 12:00 AM.

When are we going to make up our mind about that mess???

Vic
10th September 1999, 02:22
Has anyone got the time?


ere, what's that Dome for?

SteveC
10th September 1999, 03:17
Um, it's still GMT(UK) for me.

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Cheers,
Steve

PS: Some or all of the above message may be wrong, or, just as likely, correct. Depends on what mood I'm in. And what you know. ;)

Joel
10th September 1999, 03:42
Test

Joel

Still shows GMT for me.

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Buuri
10th September 1999, 05:55
...
The year is 2261.
The place.. MURC.

Guyver, you gotta love it more than any ST realm serie.. do you agree? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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B

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Guyver
10th September 1999, 08:57
It's there alright. Let's keep the stories going... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Guyv

Jorden
10th September 1999, 09:12
Last series I saw was the Murcians vs the Tombed Deprivians, after they first eradicated the Tylaxians from Planet Murc http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Jorden.

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Jorden
10th September 1999, 11:29
for some of you, who might read Dutch as well, check http://www.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/tt/nos/page/m/h101/h316/h192/h703/h606/h621/h631/h777/h318/777 for worldtimes.... check the GMT/UCT time !!!!!

Snake-Eyes
10th September 1999, 12:00
Uh.. Jorden, you sure about that? I could've sworn the last series was the Murcians vs the Deprived Tombians. BTW- There's at least one other confused (timewise) North American here (me). Actually, being in the military, I only need to remember the time of year and the difference between our time and GMT. That, or look at one of the many clocks that display both times strewn all around the offices in my unit.

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Ace

Jorden
10th September 1999, 13:35
I hope those clocks aren't MS-controlled http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif
Are your clocks millenium-proof??

Jorden.

ALBPM
10th September 1999, 16:03
Sorry guys,
I wasn't awake when I posted that.

Paul

Joel
10th September 1999, 16:16
I've heard of sleep walking, do we now have sleep posting. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Joel

paul
10th September 1999, 17:47
Sorry for MY confusion, folks.
My watch stopped, my electric service sucks (clocks are wrong and pc's are on ups's), and I like my screen SO BIG that I don't have the taskbar visible.
As for Java converting the time, it would probably crash doing the calculation.

Zypher
10th September 1999, 18:04
A 'top of the line' forum setup would have you specify your time zone when you register, and/or in your prefs. It would then do all the time conversions FOR YOU when it generates the page.

Not very hard to implement though, but ubb might not, or they have a lite version etc etc. Otherwise I like ultimate bulletin board a lot.

Buuri
11th September 1999, 01:59
What's the "BST" I see there now? Shouldn't it be Daylight Saving Time?
Or is it Baylight after all.. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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B

cjolley
11th September 1999, 06:47
Here you go Ant, float this around somewhere.
You asked us not to post running applets, so I didn't. But you are free to use the code if you want.
It shows the local time.

chuck



// Chuck Jolley
// Clock Banner
import java.applet.Applet;
import java.util.Date;
import java.awt.*;
import java.net.*;
public class clock extends Applet implements Runnable
{
static Button button;
Thread myThread;
public void run()
{
while(true)
{
try
{
Thread.sleep(250); //try to check clock 4 times per sec
}
catch( InterruptedException e)
{
e.printStackTrace();
}
doDate();
}
}
public void doDate()
{
Date date = new Date();
if(date.getHours() < 12)
button.setLabel(date.toLocaleString() + " Good Morning!");
else
{
if(date.getHours() < 18)
button.setLabel(date.toLocaleString() + " Good Afternoon!");

else
button.setLabel(date.toLocaleString() + " Good Evening!");
}
}
public boolean action(Event e, Object o)
{
if(e.target == button)
{
try
{
getAppletContext().showDocument(new URL("http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/2433/clocksrc.html"));
}
catch(MalformedURLException m)
{
showStatus("Bad URL");
}
}
return true;
}
public void init()
{
button = new Button("Clock Applet Starting!");
setLayout( new GridLayout(1,1,0,0));
add(button);
}
public void start()
{
myThread = new Thread(this, "myThread");
myThread.start();
}
public void stop()
{
myThread.stop();
}
}



PS. A running version is on my homepage.




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Ant
11th September 1999, 16:15
British Summer Time we call it http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Scytale
11th September 1999, 16:41
As if wishful thinking will keep the rain out http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Holerith
16th September 1999, 19:32
setting it for GMT or UTC is great. Makes for easy conversion to local time http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

AST/ADT=UTC-4/UTC-5
EST/EDT=UTC-5/UTC-6
CST/CDT=UTC-6/UTC-7
MST/MDT=UTC-7/UTC-8
PST/PDT=UTC-8/UTC-9

etc... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif



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Dean
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PDP-11, Dec-writer & ZD-11 Terminal Unit, RSTS-OS

tish beta2
17th September 1999, 09:27
I live in oslo, I post this at 6.30 pm, and therefore it should say 5.30 pm...

Just had to figure it out http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif