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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    Testing the forum clock, just out of curiosity.
    The forum clock is about 8 minutes fast. I posted at 11:32 PM EDT according to my radio controlled clock, and the forum reported 11:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    The forum clock is about 8 minutes fast. I posted at 11:32 PM EDT according to my radio controlled clock, and the forum reported 11:40.
    That's the same discrepancy as Chuck's May 12 post.
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    Trivial things that don't bug me: The forum clock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Trivial things that don't bug me: The forum clock!
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    You know what fascinates me about this thread? That anyone cares if the forum clock is a few minutes off.
    The status of the forum clock is not even close to the top of the list of things at this board that people care about for reasons I cannot discern.

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    Hey! The clock's right!

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    The clock appears to be about a minute fast. I'm posting this at close to 8:35 AM according to my phone.

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    Two minutes now. I'm posting at 9:58 PM.

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    Four minutes.

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    Best we warn CERN not to use this forum's clock to run their experiments.
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    Actually, the forum clock is absolutely perfect, it is the rest of the Universe that's messed up.
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    On average, the clocks here and at ISF are just about right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Actually, the forum clock is absolutely perfect, it is the rest of the Universe that's messed up.
    That sound about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Actually, the forum clock is absolutely perfect, it is the rest of the Universe that's messed up.
    Hmm, if the forum clock were running slow, I would say it is moving at a high rate of velocity relative to us.

    I am having trouble coming up with a relativistic explanation for a forum clock that is running fast.
    A: "Things that are equal to the same are equal to each other"
    B: "The two sides of this triangle are things that are equal to the same"
    C: "If A and B are true, Z must be true"
    D: "If A and B and C are true, Z must be true"
    E: "If A and B and C and D are true, Z must be true"

    Therefore, Z: "The two sides of this triangle are equal to each other"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21st Century Schizoid Man View Post
    Hmm, if the forum clock were running slow, I would say it is moving at a high rate of velocity relative to us.

    I am having trouble coming up with a relativistic explanation for a forum clock that is running fast.
    We're moving at a high rate of velocity relative to the forum's server?

    I think as the universe ages, time is slowing down, which can be observed whenever one is at work in a meeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz View Post
    We're moving at a high rate of velocity relative to the forum's server?
    In that case, shouldn't we see the forum clock slow down? And the forum should simultaneously see us slow down?

    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz View Post
    I think as the universe ages, time is slowing down, which can be observed whenever one is at work in a meeting.
    Could be a local effect.
    A: "Things that are equal to the same are equal to each other"
    B: "The two sides of this triangle are things that are equal to the same"
    C: "If A and B are true, Z must be true"
    D: "If A and B and C are true, Z must be true"
    E: "If A and B and C and D are true, Z must be true"

    Therefore, Z: "The two sides of this triangle are equal to each other"

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    Five minutes or so now.

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    Looks like it. But who the heck actually cares?
    Seriously, the forum clock accuracy is so trivial it doesn't even merit the "trivial things that bug me" thread.
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    All I can think of is a Mad magazine bit from the late 70's.
    Some guys from "the power plant" are discussing when they should go out on strike.
    One suggests doing it at 2:00 am.
    ... so everybody else's alarms don't work and they're all late for work.


    So, do not use the CQ forum clock to decide when to go to work.
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    I know that some people who are not neurotypical, like my brother, find "unimportant" things like this highly disruptive if they wind up (for a variety of reasons) dwelling on it. One way he deals with it is mentioning it or talking about it or reading about it. If this thread provides that sort of relief or someone in lieu of the board actually keeping the correct time, I have no problem with it.

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    Six minutes or so. We could gain a day every few decades.

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