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Incorrect wording for machine with manually set time #37

bv2900 opened this Issue Apr 11, 2011 · 1 comment


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bv2900 commented Apr 11, 2011

In windows xp (I am in california):

  1. double click on your time
  2. Click the time zone tab
  3. Uncheck "Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes"
  4. Keep the Timezone to GMT-8
  5. Go to internet time tab
  6. Uncheck "Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server"
  7. Go to the Date & Time tab
  8. Set your time to the correct current time
  9. Now any incoming date such as "2011-04-11T23:33:00+0000" will appear as "an hour ago" instead of "less than a minute ago".

Any ideas on how to get around this?


rmm5t commented Apr 12, 2011

The flaw is in step # 6. You just turned off daylight savings and set the clock to the wrong time for your timezone (1 hour in the future). If you're not going to respect daylight savings, you shouldn't set your clock to a time that takes it into account.

For example, if it's 7pm PDT (pacific daylight time), that's 6pm PST (pacific standard time). By unchecking the box in the Time Zone tab, you're telling the computer that you want to always run in PST instead of automatically switching between PST and PDT in the fall and spring.

Any ideas on how to get around this?

Yeah, don't do that. :-)

@rmm5t rmm5t closed this Apr 12, 2011

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