Hoping someone (preferably Floyd, natch) can shed light upon this.
I just checked out Floyd's user information, as viewable by anyone; not terribly dissimilar from my own ie. allowing PMs but keeping email addresses private. There's nothing the matter with that, it's only sensible.
However I did notice that in the 'local time' area for the member Floyd, it gave 12.35 am ie. 25 to one in the morning. This was like, about 15 minutes ago.
I'm in the UK. MY
local time as of writing this message is 01.50 am ie. 10 to two in the morning.
Now I'm wondering ... and I did just check, when I search for my own username this site does give me my correct local time ie. 01:45 am (it's taking me a minute or two to write this OK
Now unless I'm really really missing something, or my math is far worse than I believe, this means that member Floyd is writing from a time zone about 1 ONE hour BEHIND
mine. Like I said, I'm in the UK. This would place him somewhere in western Spain or Portugal; or in the Canaries or Azores (though I suspect even those might be a tad too far west). Could even be another UK-er who's not cottoned on to the notion of summer/daylight savings time
Certainly NOT in the US, which is like 5 to 8 hours behind the UK on time.
Does Floyd have his computer's cpu clock mis-set? (it's generally easy to fix via the BIOS screen, for most PCs
) Or is there a problem with the forum's time-keeping? (You know, I really really hope that's it! But I suspect not
) Or WHAT?
I'd be happy to trade messages if I thought I knew who I was talking to. But according to the timing here, I absolutely don't.
PS Mods, If I have this all wrong and if I've accidentally dissed a righteous guy, please feel free to bounce this message or myself even. Have to make the call if I see a problem though. Been moderating mailing lists for too long I guess
This post has been edited by lanterne_rouge: 08 October 2006 - 01:01 AM