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Old August 21, 2002, 06:32   #1
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look under my registration date on this post

LT=Local Time

new!
no click on my local time!
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:34   #2
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Yeah, I just noticed, cool man!

It seems to be four minutes behind though...
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:36   #3
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Blame your computer clock. Seven behind here.

Interesting addon.
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:36   #4
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Yeah, four behind. But very nice feature!

And according to my DSL server, my clock is accurate to the second.
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:38   #5
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should it be "LT" or "lt" ?
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:41   #6
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I'd say "lt".
Otherwise it overshadows the join date.
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:42   #7
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I think it should read 'Time', since I couldn't figure out what it means, before you told me. (And I'm sure most people won't)

is greece one hour ahead of Holland?
Nice feature.
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:45   #8
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Oooo. Very useful.
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Old August 21, 2002, 06:48   #9
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...which is set to an atomic clock
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Old August 21, 2002, 07:38   #10
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At first I thought it means: Logged-on-time (e.g. how many hours you are logged-on here) but than I saw I'm 13 hours on and slowly I realized this can't be true.

Well nice feature of course so you can begin to guess where people come from (comparing their timezone with yours). Itís a nice game you can play in your coffee-break itís lot of fun.
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Old August 21, 2002, 07:40   #11
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my initial thought was that it could be usefull for the MP forums...
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Old August 21, 2002, 07:59   #12
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Oh understand. And I thought you wanted to provide the playful members of this thread (which I count me in) with a new feature to spend their freetime. Is it just my nature that if I see something new I immediately want to play with it or are there some other jokers too ?
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I like it Markos, except that the times are behind. I'm automatically sunchronizing my time with time servers on the Net, and for a long time I've been noticing that the Apolyton forum clock is backwards... care to set it properly? Or maybe you can have it use ntp, too?
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Old August 21, 2002, 09:03   #14
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my initial thought was that it could be usefull for the MP forums...
ah, with civ3:PtW coming, that's really a great idea.
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Old August 21, 2002, 09:07   #15
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Well I guess it remains to be seen how useful it is. I would have prefered this placed in profile or something. Or maybe just in MP forums (if that is even possible). But for now I will simply ignore it unless it becomes needed.
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I like it out in the open. If someones join date is important enough to be displayed in each post, then their local time is even more important.
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The MP gang wil love it.
Between sigs, flags, and local time, you get a nice snapshot of posters.
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why would one prefer that?
Does it bother you? I can't see the complain......
Don't say it'll take extra bandwidth, since those few digits won't.
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Would 'local time' not be more intresting ?
Or local time of member ?
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Would 'local time' not be more intresting ?
Or local time of member ?
Err...that's what it is...
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should be great for the MPers.

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Don't say it'll take extra bandwidth, since those few digits won't.
Considering that I'm on a 56K dialup that's always connected to 12Kbps because of the crummy phone lines.... yes.
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More importantly, it looks stupid. But it is useful I guess.

Give it a capital T though... and the forum clock is five minutes slow.
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More importantly, it looks stupid. But it is useful I guess.

Give it a capital T though... and the forum clock is five minutes slow.

The servers should be upgrade to WinXP, they will dial-up an atomic clock and get the true time. Do this every month or so.
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Can you imagine how much downtime there would be if the server ran on Windows?
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Or maybe you can have it use ntp, too?
As settler.apolyton.net runs RedHat Linux, you could easily use one of the many NTP clients available for Linux to automatically synchronise the clock with any good and reliable public NTP server.
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The servers should be upgrade to WinXP, they will dial-up an atomic clock and get the true time. Do this every month or so.
You don't have to use some stinking M$ Windows XP Server or Advanced Server for just synchronising with an NTP server. And the costs for hosting would rise, as those licenses aren't exactly cheap compared to Linux.

I wouldn't and I don't trust that feature too much as it only includes 2 servers to choose from time.windows.net (M$) and time.nist.gov. Those servers aren't necessarily running NTP servers synchronised by an atomic clock. I could set up my server as an NTP server and you would still get lured that I would have an atomic clock.

My suggestion for those who want to synchronise their PC clocks with real atomic clocks, is to use a freeware program called Dimension 4. Very handy and has plenty of servers included. Forget about some time.windows.net! Why not synchronise with an atomic clock at Trinity College?

http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4
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Oh, forgot to say that I'm pleased with this new little feature. Hopefully there's more to come.
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If you don't want others to know where you are from you can pick a random time in the control panel, do you think some people will pick there favorite time like they did flags?
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do you think some people will pick there favorite time like they did flags?
HEY, now I suddenly get plenty ideas to do with this new feature! Cool!

Markos, can I toy around with it?
And.......uh....... find out if there are leaks......
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