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Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 03:07 AM

What is this crazy magic?
 
I'm seeing posts a hour ahead of me.
I'm in Arkansas. Shouldn't I be in the same time zone as the SD?
Can this be a time warp?
I'm...kinda...
Scared!:eek:

freaky

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 03:10 AM

Every clock in my house is at 3:10 am.

Zeldar 01-24-2020 03:14 AM

All I can do to help figure your time thing out is to tell you that Nashville is at 3:14 AM as I type this.

Spoons 01-24-2020 03:16 AM

Beck, you can adjust the board to your time zone.

Go to User CP (top left) --> Edit Options.

Scroll down to Date and Time Options. There's a drop-down where you can select your time zone. Drop the list, select your time zone, then scroll down and hit the Save Changes button. That should do it.

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 03:19 AM

I think I'm seeing the future. The future is scary.



I wanna things back to normal.
I took pix of my screen. Just in case.

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 03:25 AM

I'm in the correct time zone. The time is wrong.
Weird.

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 08:58 AM

The time stamp is 1hour ahead of me.

carnivorousplant 01-24-2020 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22097904)
The time stamp is 1hour ahead of me.

Hey, keep it down!
I was thinking about the stock market, but an hour is better suited for betting on sporting events.:dubious:

kopek 01-24-2020 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22097658)


I wanna things back to normal.

Define normal. :D

I am curious to see the time stamp here and will edit afterwards.


Right on the button. I have a feeling either your SDMB setting or the default got changed to EST.

kayaker 01-24-2020 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22097904)
The time stamp is 1hour ahead of me.

Concentrate on what you were doing before you got into the DeLorean.

Zeldar 01-24-2020 11:05 AM

Never mind the TIME: what day are you seeing?

For reference mine says 11:05 AM and it's Jan 24, 2020.

(Cue Twilight Zone music)

Zeldar 01-24-2020 11:10 AM

Oh, and by the way, it's Friday.

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 11:39 AM

Oh, I'm screwed.
My time zone is set to 'Central time zone'

Today Oaklawn horse racing opens, in Hot Springs. Any one going? I'll tell you which horse to bet. We'll clean up!
Y'all are 2 hours ahead of me now.

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 11:43 AM

I'm going backwards in time. Imma dig out a picture of myself and watch it slowly fade away.

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 11:52 AM

I looked in the CPU and see the edit options for the time stamp. Does anyone know which of the GMT thingys I should be in, In southern Arkansas?

Tangent 01-24-2020 12:02 PM

Did you recently happen to jump to the left, then step to the right, with your hands on your hips, bringing your knees in tight?

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 01:11 PM

I clicked my heels together 3 times.

Didn't work!

Tibby 01-24-2020 02:01 PM

Can you flash forward to T+6-months and tell me if I lost 20lbs? If not, Iím quitting my diet right now. :mad:

cochrane 01-24-2020 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22098247)
I looked in the CPU and see the edit options for the time stamp. Does anyone know which of the GMT thingys I should be in, In southern Arkansas?

GMT -6, US Central Time. Make sure Daylight Saving Time is set to "Off."

kayaker 01-24-2020 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cochrane (Post 22098608)
GMT -6, US Central Time. Make sure Daylight Saving Time is set to "Off."

MLK birthday set to"On".

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 05:23 PM

It seems I've caught up.
I saw the future.
I learned exactly nothing from this excercise. Not sure why the illuminati* wanted to pick on me. But, dang, I'm glad it's over!!
I felt discombobulated all day.

(*or who ever it was):eek:

carnivorousplant 01-24-2020 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22098966)
It seems I've caught up.
I saw the future.
I learned exactly nothing from this excercise. Not sure why the illuminati* wanted to pick on me. But, dang, I'm glad it's over!!
I felt discombobulated all day.

(*or who ever it was):eek:

Dammit, I was on a roll, and you had to bring reality back!
I bought stock at $5, was planning to sell it an hour later at $8.
THEN you brought the right time back!
Dammit, you owe me $3!

kopek 01-24-2020 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22098966)
I felt discombobulated all day.

I've felt that way since 1964; you get used to it. ;)

Senegoid 01-24-2020 05:52 PM

It looks like it might just be those server time-out errors hitting you, making your posts get held up in limbo for an hour before appearing on the board.

I'm a full time-zone or two in the other direction. I've been noticing that posts that I make here are showing up on this board a full hour before I post them!

This is quite convenient, it turns out. Instead of having to type all the posts that I make (this one itself, for example), I simply note posts made by me that show up an hour before I make them. Then I just copy the whole post to the clipboard or to a temporary file, then wait an hour, then open a new post or Reply box and copy the text into that rather than having to type it all, and submit it.

Sometimes I decide I don't like the post and I wish to change it. But I know I MUST resist such urges, as all attempts to alter the past are doomed to fail in one way or another, usually disastrously. (See: Any sci-fi time travel show, particularly on Star Trek or Twilight Zone. Or worse still, that old Time Tunnel series.) If I change a post that's already appeared before I post it, I imagine the whole universe would bifurcate with a separate instance of me going into each one, and one of those universes would be alien beyond recognition. I hate when that happens.

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 05:57 PM

God, me too. Just sucks my soul out!

Senegoid 01-24-2020 06:00 PM

Oh by-the-way -- Did you happen to note if you were logged in or out when you saw your posts with wrong time-stamps?

Assuming you've set your time-zone correctly, posts will be shown with the correct time-stamp (for your location).

If you are not logged in, then the board doesn't know who you are and thus doesn't know where you are. In that case, it appears that posts are simply shown with the time stamp of the board's home time zone.

carnivorousplant 01-24-2020 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Senegoid (Post 22099030)

If you are not logged in, then the board doesn't know who you are and thus doesn't know where you are. In that case, it appears that posts are simply shown with the time stamp of the board's home time zone.

Which is Central Time, the same as Arkansas.

What sorcery is this?

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 06:28 PM

Aaaaccckkkk!
Too many variables.

Why is my life so hard? I live a simple country life. I don't bother people on purpose.
Why is karma such a bitch?

carnie- I'll pay the $3, maybe on Tues.:)

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Senegoid (Post 22099030)
Oh by-the-way -- Did you happen to note if you were logged in or out when you saw your posts with wrong time-stamps?

Assuming you've set your time-zone correctly, posts will be shown with the correct time-stamp (for your location).

If you are not logged in, then the board doesn't know who you are and thus doesn't know where you are. In that case, it appears that posts are simply shown with the time stamp of the board's home time zone.

I never log out. Ain't found that feature yet.

carnivorousplant 01-24-2020 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22099076)
I never log out. Ain't found that feature yet.

Holy AOL, Batman!

carnivorousplant 01-24-2020 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22099073)

carnie- I'll pay the $3, maybe on Tues.:)

Yeah, yeah, all the girls say that.

Wait, didn't Wimpy promise to pay Popeye back next Tuesday?

Beckdawrek 01-24-2020 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carnivorousplant (Post 22099303)
Yeah, yeah, all the girls say that.

Wait, didn't Wimpy promise to pay Popeye back next Tuesday?

I'll gladly pay you on Tuesday. I promise not to buy a plate of burgers. (:))

Siam Sam 01-24-2020 11:17 PM

Fun fact: Thailand is 17 hours ahead of Hawaii. And traveling time from Bangkok to Honolulu including time on the ground changing planes in Japan or Taiwan is routinely about 17 hours. So you land in Hawaii after all that traveling at about the same time and day (you cross the international date line) as when you left. Or maybe about 20 minutes later, making it a 20-minute trip.

kayaker 01-25-2020 06:23 AM

Are you reelin' in the years
Stowin' away the time
Are you gatherin' up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?

Atamasama 01-25-2020 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Siam Sam (Post 22099464)
Fun fact: Thailand is 17 hours ahead of Hawaii. And traveling time from Bangkok to Honolulu including time on the ground changing planes in Japan or Taiwan is routinely about 17 hours. So you land in Hawaii after all that traveling at about the same time and day (you cross the international date line) as when you left. Or maybe about 20 minutes later, making it a 20-minute trip.

It reminds me of when I flew to Boise once for business (I live in the Seattle area) on a little puddle jumper plane. The flight back home took less than an hour, so my arrival time was earlier than my departure time.

Imagine if I flew home just after midnight, I could have arrived the previous day.

Beckdawrek 01-25-2020 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kayaker (Post 22099701)
Are you reelin' in the years
Stowin' away the time
Are you gatherin' up the tears
Have you had enough of mine?

Maybe:


"If I could have time in a bottle"

Beckdawrek 01-25-2020 01:22 PM

Being in a time warp was tiring. I slept REALLY late.
I feel like I missed something.

carnivorousplant 01-25-2020 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22100256)
Being in a time warp was tiring. I slept REALLY late.
I feel like I missed something.

I missed making some money, dammit.

Beckdawrek 01-25-2020 02:19 PM

Carni- the check is in the mail. ☺️

carnivorousplant 01-25-2020 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22100328)
Carni- the check is in the mail. ☺️

I shall eagerly await it on Tuesday.

Siam Sam 01-25-2020 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Siam Sam (Post 22099464)
Fun fact: Thailand is 17 hours ahead of Hawaii. And traveling time from Bangkok to Honolulu including time on the ground changing planes in Japan or Taiwan is routinely about 17 hours. So you land in Hawaii after all that traveling at about the same time and day (you cross the international date line) as when you left. Or maybe about 20 minutes later, making it a 20-minute trip.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atamasama (Post 22100180)
It reminds me of when I flew to Boise once for business (I live in the Seattle area) on a little puddle jumper plane. The flight back home took less than an hour, so my arrival time was earlier than my departure time.

Imagine if I flew home just after midnight, I could have arrived the previous day.

Similarly, in Indonesia, flying from Denpasar on Bali to Yogyakarta on Java is a one-hour flight, and the time-zone boundary falls right between the two islands, so you land at the same time you left.

Tibby 01-26-2020 03:48 AM

That reminds me of the time I embarked on scenic tour of New Jersey from Cleveland on a Friday the 13th leap year. Well, mid-flight the United pilot decided to hot dog in his Boeing 737 and exceeded the speed of light. Then, he did a loop-de-loop and a barrel roll.

Long story short, when I returned home, my kids were older than me, my parents were younger than me and my cat turned into a dog. Iím not sure if the effect resulted from the FTL travel, or New Jerseyís toxic chemicals.

Beckdawrek 01-26-2020 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22100256)
Being in a time warp was tiring. I slept REALLY late.
I feel like I missed something.

K?

Beckdawrek 02-02-2020 02:29 PM

Hey, I don't remember posting that.

It seems I'm posting in the future again. :smack:

carnivorousplant 02-02-2020 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22115823)
Hey, I don't remember posting that.

It seems I'm posting in the future again. :smack:

For G-d's sake, remember some stock prices this time!

Guinastasia 02-02-2020 04:56 PM

It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely..
(Not for very much longer)
I've got to keep control

Atamasama 02-02-2020 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guinastasia (Post 22116033)
It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely..
(Not for very much longer)
I've got to keep control

The problem is that she doesnít remember doing the Time Warp.

elucidator 02-03-2020 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carnivorousplant (Post 22115878)
For G-d's sake, remember some stock prices this time!

OK! $120.87. $15.47 and $551.33. Happy now?

DesertDog 02-03-2020 09:12 AM

Like the old Gary Owens bit: "I have a partial basketball score for you. LA Lakers, 30."

Find Friends 02-03-2020 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckdawrek (Post 22115823)
Hey, I don't remember posting that.

It seems I'm posting in the future again. :smack:

Back in the 80's there was a parody of Cosmopolitan.

"Ralph Nader" wrote a bitter article about misleading matters in print (or some such... hard to remember all these years later) and then observed in shock that he didn't remember "writing this article" and asked in bewilderment what de heck was going on here...


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