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Posting time stamps BST?

Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:24 pm

Anyone know why the posting time stamps are an hour ahead of UTC/GMT? :?
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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:31 pm

Because the switch from DST to normal time isn't automatic. You need to go into the User Control Panel->Board Settings->Edit Global Settings and turn off DST manually.

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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:23 pm

How bizarre. I thought that's what we had computers for. :D
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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:52 pm

BigNeilM wrote:How bizarre. I thought that's what we had computers for. :D
It's precisely what computers do, but phpBB3 (the forum software) goes out of it's way to not do anything that could be done better with a computer. They probably saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wpm-gesOY and got scared.
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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:34 pm

The sooner we scrap this ridiculous concept of Daylight "Savings" the better.
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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:46 pm

scotty101 wrote:The sooner we scrap this ridiculous concept of Daylight "Savings" the better.
The argument for farmers and their cows has gone. My wife's cousin's cattle milk themselves when they feel like it in a totally automated robotic parlour. Business has now lost any argument with increasing globalisation. So what are the reasons that are left for DST now?
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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:52 pm

there a campaign to introduce it full time in the UK

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/econ ... round.html

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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:46 pm

Did that 45 years ago. Same arguements, same complaints. Ditched it within a year (or was it two?)

Why does everyone think we must start work when the clock says nine A.M.? Why can't you work from eight till four for half the year, and nine till five for the other half?
I spent most of my life working 7-7 / 12-12 / 8-8, seven-day fortnight. Being on the road whilst the rest of London wasn't made the commute far easier and quicker.

Interesting that everyone talks about daylight saving in relation to the Earth's axial tilt.
But that only makes the Sun go in a figure-of-eight.
The fact that the Earth's orbit isn't circular is what makes the Sun move from side to side, so delaying Sun-rise and Sun-set for part of the year.
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Re: Posting time stamps BST?

Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:13 pm

Burngate wrote:Did that 45 years ago. Same arguements, same complaints. Ditched it within a year (or was it two?)

Why does everyone think we must start work when the clock says nine A.M.? Why can't you work from eight till four for half the year, and nine till five for the other half?
I spent most of my life working 7-7 / 12-12 / 8-8, seven-day fortnight. Being on the road whilst the rest of London wasn't made the commute far easier and quicker.
Yeah, I used to work 7:30-4, then 7:00-4 with a very late and long pub lunch break. Traffic on my five minute drive to work was almost non-existent :)

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