Reminder: Clocks went back...

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Reminder: Clocks went back...

Postby dutchman » Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:20 pm

Clocks went backwards by one hour this morning in line with Greenwich Mean Time.

Unlike most operating systems the times displayed on the message board do not adjust automatically.

If this board is still displaying the old time on your PC please go to the User Control Panel and check that "Summer Time/DST is in effect" is disabled in "Board preferences". [Tick "No" and then "Submit"]

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Note that it's still possible to set older video recorders automatically by connecting them to a satellite channel such as Eurosport which still transmit a Teletext service. You don't need to subscribe to Eurosport to access the Teletext signal and you only need to connect long enough for the clock to adjust.
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Re: Reminder: Clocks went back...

Postby dutchman » Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:21 pm

Did I remember to do that?

Did I hell, I never do! :clown:
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Re: Reminder: Clocks went back...

Postby rebbonk » Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:27 pm

Strangely enough, I did remember.
Of course it'll fit; you just need a bigger hammer.
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Re: Reminder: Clocks went back...

Postby dutchman » Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:04 am

I remember once in the 1970s seeing a clock run backwards! :shock: A friend burst out laughing when I pointed it out to him.

It was an electric clock running directly off the mains and it was very late at night. The only thing I can think of is that the phase of the mains supply was somehow inverted? I've heard of the mains supply being speeded up overnight to compensate for power cuts but never actually reversed, besides which there hadn't been a recent power cut. The next morning the clock was showing the correct time again.
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