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Why is pfm time always 8 hours behind UK?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TimR, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. TimR

    TimR pfm Member

    ... or is that a dumb question ?
     
  2. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Mine isn`t.
     
  3. TimR

    TimR pfm Member

    Really? Anyone know how to fix mine then ?
    Sorry if I'm being a bit stupid
     
  4. Dik Dolan

    Dik Dolan pfm Member

    The time is off if you're not logged in. I assume it then shows the server time (which is U.S. based I think).
    If it's still wrong when you are logged in, check the Time Zone settings in your Control Panel/Edit Options section.
     
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    ^That.
     
  6. TimR

    TimR pfm Member

    It's always wrong whether I'm logged in or not. Nothing wrong with my PC time, and it's the same whichever PC I'm using. I've just tested this by starting a remote desktop to a windows7 machine (this one is XP) and logging in to pfm. Exactly the same bad time. It does it from my work PC too. You chaps are not winding me up are you ? :)
     
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Just change it in your UserCP (on the green menu bar beneath the site logo) - you can select your time-zone / daylight saving etc there.
     
  8. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    I use two different work computers as well as my home one. All show correct time, it sounds like something didn`t get set when you first set up your account.
     
  9. TimR

    TimR pfm Member

    Cheers Tony, that's fixed it - I wasn't aware of that setting.
    You don't know how long that's been annoying me but I've been too embarassed to ask :D
     
  10. Dik Dolan

    Dik Dolan pfm Member

  11. kendo

    kendo gloominati

    Some members seem to have Date & Time options set to Victorian times.:)
     
  12. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    All the answers are wrong... I have a few more plausible reasons:

    1. its because you are using a very slow internet connection the "world clock" timing is often messed up due to small discrepancies in the interface you are using and you need to reclock locally, which basically means sit an alarm clock next to the computer you are using and you can see the time.

    2. As this is digitally delivered time, sometimes bends in the cable means the 1's gets stuck in sharp twists and bends leaving the 0s to back up. Cable dressing and cable lifters will help here.

    3. Poor quality wire: Don't underestimate the effect of good networking cable consider upgrading your network cables to something a little more Kwality: A $500 network cable from Denon. Other benefits are when using this some posts that were gibberish start making more sense and the PFM turquoise suddenly turns to proper pink when you do this. A better effect than buying properly mastered CDs IMV.

    4. If you are truly serious about time then of course you ignore pfm time and buy a Rolex.
     
  13. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    You can`t just expect to measure time with instruments - you have to feel it and use the time that suits you...
     
  14. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    ah yes the delicate emotional interplay between 12:00 and 12:01. And the difference between 12:00 and 0:00 is night and day. Stunning.
     
  15. Mick P

    Mick P Retired and content

    fox

    I never thought I would say this but I think you should spend more time defiling ponies.


    Regards

    Mick
     
  16. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    Michael,

    I'm only ever on PFM nowadays killing time waiting for my next fix.

    [​IMG]
    (Link: SFW)
     
  17. Still

    Still gyldengourd

  18. James N

    James N pfm Member

    Douglas Adams was BRILLIANT !!
     
  19. 7_V

    7_V filtered for a nicer experienc

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