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Milpoint calculations
« on: August 11, 2010, 09:33:02 »
Hey, I was just browsing my milpoints and noticed this:

2010-08-11 12:30:03
20 Congratulations! You've been online for 54 Hours!

It's not 12:30 yet it's only 10:30, and this isn't the first time I've noticed it. How does it calculate for time that hasn't happened yet?

Or... do you guys... know my future!?  :o

ahah. Just curious, that's all.

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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 09:45:05 »
Different time zone.
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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 09:50:44 »
Different time zone.

I`m getting the same thing as he was.

There`s only one hour difference between me & the server, yet we`re hours off that mark in the milpoints.
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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 09:51:30 »
I though the same thing, but Nemecek and the server are both in NS.  ;)
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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 09:55:03 »
The Milpoints clock is on GMT/Zulu time.

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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2010, 09:58:06 »
ahhh, that makes sense.

Zulu/Greenwich time eh? I love milnet.co.uk!

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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 10:00:21 »
There are actually several timezones at play:

  • The timezone the server is in: Central
  • The timezone the hardware clock is set to: GMT
  • The time offset that each user has set in their profile

Add to that, the fact that some scripts honour the time offset and some don't, and you have some pretty confusing times out there. :)

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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 10:05:35 »


Right on.

Variety is the spice of life anyway. I couldn't eat just one kind of food for the rest of my life, so why would you pick just one time zone? Thanks for the heads up.

And I'm glad my hypothesis of you knowing my future didn't pan out. Would have brought a whole new dimension to the question of predestination!

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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010, 10:06:20 »
Add to that, the fact that some scripts honour the time offset and some don't, and you have some pretty confusing times out there. :)

Sometimes, time is so confused... that it gives me 4 x 20 points for being on line for 324 hours ;)
This is what happened in my millpoints 2 days ago.

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Re: Milpoint calculations
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 12:09:32 »
Well that *is* interesting... I'll see if I can figure out what's going on there...