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Old 11-08-2005, 09:56 PM   #1
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This is one of those FYI questions. I have one of those atomic clocks and it is usually 10 minutes faster than the time at the bottom of the page.

I was just wondering how VBulletin tells the time.

Yea, yea. A silly question (from a knowledge junkie).

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Old 11-08-2005, 11:01 PM   #2
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I presume that it takes the system time from whatever server it is running on and applies the + - hours from GMT calculation you select in your profile.

But yes it seems about 10 mins slow.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:13 PM   #3
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:14 PM   #4
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I know Doug sometimes resets it, but it always ends up 10 minutes slow. I wonder why that is?

Of course, my computer clock is about 10 minutes fast, so it all balances out in the end...
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Ah, the perplexing the questions of life. What happens to all that time?

That could be a new adventure game.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:20 PM   #6
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Ah, the perplexing the questions of life. What happens to all that time?
It's stuffed into a snow globe and stored on the bad guy's tippy-top shelf.

Clearly you haven't played enough of the oldies.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:54 AM   #7
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Yep, 10 minutes slow here too.
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:50 AM   #8
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The problem is that the unix clock drifts, and if it's not updated then the forum clock reflects that drift.

ntpd has been apparently not running, so I switched to ntptimeset and a cron job, which should force a time update every 24 hours.
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Thanks for the quick response on the spammer!
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So I can stop complaining about this every time the forums get updated, then, Doug?
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Forum updates don't have anything to do with it. It's a unix clock issue.
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You're awesome Doug! Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:37 PM   #13
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Hey! The clock's fixed!

*stuffs extra 10 minutes in a snow globe*
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Did we just lose ten minutes? Does this mean I'm going to die ten minutes sooner?

Time to revolt!

Hmm. Too much history, methinks.
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My atomic clock wristwatch is always 2 minutes late...



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I heard we are getting a leap second on news years day.

A whole extra second in bed.
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Chico time.

Sorry it's a UK specific joke.

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Chico time.

Sorry it's a UK specific joke.
I'm in the UK and I don't get it *confused*

What or who is a chico?
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^ what Lucien asked.
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It's a song.

I obviously haven't heard it but that's what I found.
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