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    Impending Downtime - FYI!

    Hello all Loungers,

    W.S. Lounge will be down Thursday 14th 3-4 Pm EST 30 to 60 minutes ..
    The WindowsSecrets server isn't currently part of the regular iNET server cluster - after the downtime, it will be part of the hosting cluster.
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    Thanks for the info Fred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain Fred View Post
    W.S. Lounge will be down Thursday 14th 3-4 PM EST 30 to 60 minutes ..
    That's 20:00 to 21:00 GMT, for the rest of the world!
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    Unless I'm mistaken, it would in fact be 19:00-20:00 GMT, since GMT is EDT+4.

    My understanding is GMT does not change with the seasons, whereas BST (British Summer Time) is GMT+1, and I think BATcher has given us the BST equivalent.

    But, I could be wrong as this part of the rest of the world doesn't use GMT; nor do many others since the use of GMT was superseded in 1928 by UTC (universal time).

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    I relied on this webpage! Fred said EST not EDT, and I believed him. Whereas the UK rejoices in British Summer Time at the moment, I considered that GMT was more inclusive...

    Just how different is UTC from GMT, anyway?!
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    You're right, Fred did say EST. I didn't notice that; aside from Saskatchewan and a couple other oddball locales that refuse to switch everyone else is on summer time by now.

    How different is UT from GMT? Well, it can be off by seconds!

    The biggest difference between the two is UT is based on atomic clock timekeeping and uses leap seconds to maintain alignment with times based on astronomy. To quote Wikipedia:

    The term Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) does not have a precise definition at the sub-second level, but it is often considered equivalent to UTC or UT1. Saying "GMT" often implies either UTC or UT1 when used within informal or casual contexts. In technical contexts, usage of "GMT" is avoided; the unambiguous terminology "UTC" or "UT1" is preferred.

    So as you can see this is really hairsplitting stuff. But I have so few left I find splitting them makes them look bushier

    On the other hand, using GMT (or UT) for announcements going to multiple time zones makes a lot of sense, since presumably everyone knows how to convert to their local time.

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    I really like the time discussion. haha It may be hairsplitting or pedantic, but a lot of what forums are about is digging into the details of things. It is good to clarify and be accurate.

    Anyway, today's the day and we should see some downtime at some point through the next few hours.
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    So things didn't go off without a hitch yesterday. You may have noticed there was no down time as we encountered some technical issues, and have rescheduled for Monday morning, around 9AM Eastern. Just keeping ya'll updated.
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    So that's around 13:00 UTC

    Cheers for the update Matt.

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    And again, ran into some complications so the migration was not moved forward.

    This will happen yet, time and date pending.
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    A Little Time Poetry

    Time

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    Time sees people die
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    Time does not forget
    Time does not forgive
    Time crushes and kills
    Time takes all you have to give
    Time rushes past
    Time ticks and tocks
    Time is shown by the sun
    Time is on the kitchen clock
    Time is going slowly
    Time tells you what must be done
    Time is running out
    Time waits for you to have fun
    Time is impatient
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    Time is a second
    Time is forever
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