Months ago, I ran tzedit.exe and set the time to change to DST this
weekend, but when I started the computer today, Sunday, it matched my
I checked the tzedit setting and it said it was to change the second
weekend in March, like I set it months ago.
So I ran Atomic Clock Sync and it changed the time by 6 seconds! I
just did it again and it says that the time is right and doesn't need
changing. It says it's 5:35PM and that it is Standard Time.
The TV news seems to have started early, but I think everyone who says
the clocks have changed are playing a trick on me.
Agent will use any time I give it to timestamp my posts, but email
always had the correct time, adjusted for DST. Yet today, the email
time agrees with my unchanged clocks.
In the past Eudora always displayed the time adjusted for Daylight
Saving time. Am I in the Fifth Dimension?
This seems worse than Jan 1, 2000.
That's hilarious. This really is worse than Jan 1, 2000, not that it
I"ve checked with my atomic clock program again and still no change.
(It's changed a few seconds twice today.) I don't know which atomic
clock I am checking, because I only have a list of numeric urls.
So far the only way I can tell what time it is is by watching tv.
says broswer error or firewall stops the time applet
which url is almost identical has the time an hour ahead of me.
http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl has the time for every
American timezone and is an hour ahead of me.
Maybe vcr's just assume the signal will in most cases originate in the
same time zone as the vcr. No vcr I've ever had had a time zone
setting, although I've only had two that could set the time.
Odd. All my "atomic" clocks were set properly when I woke up Sunday.
The XDS standard also specifies a timezone record. Originally I would
have guessed that it would be used along with the correct UTC time to
set the VCR locally, doing so by assuming the selected channel was
local to the user. My observation says the VCR ignores the UTC part
and takes whatever time is in the record.
I have used several of the atomic clock websites, and I am NOT getting
Daylight Savings Time. In fact I manually set my clocks one hour
ahead, and when I ran the atomic clock sites, it set my clock back to
standard time. Did they forget to update them, or what? This is
nearly 24 hours after the time change occurred and they are still
wrong. I just used the atomic clock site to get my clock accurate to
standard time and manually set the time on hour ahead. What a pain in
the ass..... It's not the time changing thats the problem, it's these
atomic clock sites that are not changing thats irritating me. They
should have been updated at precisely 2am when the time was changed.
The program atomic.exe still says that the DST is April 1, 07
That's one of the problems with daylight saving time, some people get
the idea that it actually affects time, rather than just being a mind
trick. Most TALK that way.
The amount of daylight in a particular area depends on the Earth's
axial tilt, which is still way beyond any government's ability to
control. You can imagine what would be required to alter that, and in
just a PART of the world.
A government person (EST) called one day wanting to speak with the
boss. I explained he was not in at the time. The guy was getting a
little "uppity" with me like I was not telling the truth.
Finally, I said; Sir we are on (PST) 8:00AM in your office equates to
5:00 AM in his office.
"Oh" was his response.
"If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me."
Hey, I was having an actual belly laugh from bus's post, until I read
OK, that's a good answer but as I said, I also ran tzedit months ago
and changed the DST starting date to the 2nd weekend in March. It
still says that but hasnt' changed.
Maybe I just assumed that the data displayed by that program was
related to the date displayed in my clock. It could be a dummy
program that Microsoft provides to fool the terrorists. Sort of like
the Soviets, and probably the Russians before and after them, wouldn't
print complete maps of Moscow, to make things harder for invading
No. If I had done that, it wouldn't have blanked out the settings for
my actual time zone.
That's the sort of thing I was trying to accomplish by turning off and
on the DST adjustment. That's the reason I tried that.
Hmmm. These are some webpages I looked at before I posted. They are
specifically for win98 and don't bother to mention this what you said.
But I did what they said and it hasn't worked yet.
Hmmm. Now Atomic Clock Sync says I'm on Daylight time, so it's too
late to do anymore testing without twice as much effort. Thanks
I'm tired. One is enough. :)
Besides the webpage that didn't say this, after I read the above, I
found two other webpages that do say to do this.
But even they don't emphasize it like you did. I shouldn't have
doubted you. Thanks a lot.
P.S. Deep in tzedit.hlp, it said something similar, but it's no way
to write a program. They could have put some text in the tzedit
screen to tell you to do this.
Now wait a minute. If you follow the way it was explained to me,
Daylight Savings Time works like a bank. In the spring and summer you
change the clocks in order to deposit time into a savings account.
The government keeps the records about how much time is deposited into
the account, so we dont all have to keep record books. Then comes
winter, and the clocks are set back. Thats when the time from our
time savings account is withdrawn. Everyone knows that winter is
always much longer than summer, and seems to drag on forever. This is
why. All the time savings from summer are used in the winter, so the
winters are longer. That's the reason its called Daylight SAVINGS
Time, because it works just the same as a SAVINGS Account. I just
wish they would use the savings time in the summer so winter was not
so long. But as always, the government always does things back
A friend of mine with Windows XP didn't do anything to change the
dates, not with TZEDIT (Time Zone Edit) or any other way, and she said
her time still changed correctly. She has Verizon Cable. Do you
think Verizon somehow updated her dates for the DST change?
OTOH, I checked again and TZEDIT is supposed to work with win98SE.
It's supposed to be included on the CD, although I dl'd a copy.
Also, I decided to turn off the DST change on the TZEDIT screen so I
could turn it back on, but when I unchecked the box, it deleted all
the dates and times!
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