• aliceif (disco)

    Still better than time.windows.com!

  • Steeldragon (disco)

    I never expected to get to post on an article a day before it officially went up.

  • Anonymous (disco)

    Well, it probably doesn't matter to him that the clock runs a few seconds late...

  • Zacrath (disco)

    Back when I was using KDE, about a year ago I think. The sync time with server thing was horribly broken. It would set the time to the incorrect time zone.

    And for some reason once it was turned on, it was impossible to turn off. So every time it booted I had to set the correct time. It got so annoying that I switched to a different desktop environment.

    That represents my experience with KDE quite well actually. But I did enjoy using KDE. Mostly because it was fun to see it gradually destroy itself.

  • VinDuv (disco)
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  • mark_bowytz (disco) in reply to Steeldragon
    Steeldragon:
    I never expected to get to post on an article a day before it officially went up.

    It's hilarious because I didn't mean for it to go up tomorrow. The price I pay for setting the publish bit near midnight ;-)

    Classic off-by-one error.

  • antiquarian (disco)

    I'll probably regret asking this, but does anyone know why the admin didn't just use ntp?

  • Vilx (disco)

    Beautiful, simply beautiful! Makes me wonder what else could be abused to get a valid date/time reading?

  • Weng (disco) in reply to Vilx

    I get the feeling that dns probably has a timestamp. Cannot be arsed to check, though.

  • mott555 (disco) in reply to Vilx

    Hook up a webcam and OCR the wall clock! Or the news ticker on the TV screen, which usually has a clock somewhere. Or the microwave....the possibilities are infinite.

  • hungrier (disco) in reply to mott555

    Point the webcam at a sundial (on a wooden table, of course)

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to mott555
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  • VinDuv (disco) in reply to antiquarian
    antiquarian:
    I'll probably regret asking this, but does anyone know why the admin didn't just use `ntp`?

    Paranoid network admin blocking all non-HTTP access to the Internet?

  • mott555 (disco) in reply to hungrier
    hungrier:
    Point the webcam at a sundial (on a wooden table, of course)
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  • Steeldragon (disco) in reply to mark_bowytz

    Well at least It was apparently accessible yesterday, one just had to go through yesterday's post to the bottom. It was sorta half-listed.

  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to mott555
    mott555:
    Or the microwave....the possibilities are infinite.

    Or just use voice-processing software and call the speaking clock.

  • RichP (disco) in reply to Vilx

    Sounds like time for another OMGWTF contest!

  • Hugo_Van_den_Berg (disco)

    TRWTF is that default.css has an expires header that expires in a week while the file has not been changed in over a year. That's ineficient use of caching.

  • Eldelshell (disco)

    Actually, this is quite a good idea because public NTP servers are sort of a WTF for their importance and how they work. Also, he is using HTTPS, so no worries about MITM attacks.

    You don't want to be the guy who DDoS the whole world to its knees.

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