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EGOR
10-05-2005, 05:59 AM
When I post something the time displayed with my post is two hours later than what is on my clock? I live in Sydney.

Rincewind
10-05-2005, 07:59 AM
You need to go to your options (via User CP (http://chesschat.org/usercp.php?) link at top of every page and then Edit Options (http://chesschat.org/profile.php?do=editoptions)) and set your Timezone to "(GMT+10.00) Eastern Australia, Guam, Vladivostok".

antichrist
10-05-2005, 08:47 AM
Who invented time?

Rincewind
10-05-2005, 08:55 AM
Who invented time?

Before Einstein it was not properly understood.

antichrist
10-05-2005, 09:21 AM
Before Einstein it was not properly understood.

When those Soviet cosomauts played lightning chess in space, to fill in time, and with a split second left on the clock one was about to press the button on the winning move when they re-entered earth and went ahead in time and lost the match. Famous story that.

Rincewind
10-05-2005, 09:37 AM
When those Soviet cosomauts played lightning chess in space, to fill in time, and with a split second left on the clock one was about to press the button on the winning move when they re-entered earth and went ahead in time and lost the match. Famous story that.
:wall:

ursogr8
21-02-2006, 10:55 AM
Who invented time?

I posted this post (http://chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=89272&postcount=61) at 7.56pm on 20/2, and can still EDIT at 11.56am on 21/2.

Has the 12 hour window changed?

starter

EGOR
21-02-2006, 11:22 AM
Ask a simple question, and what do you get?:hmm:

Bill Gletsos
21-02-2006, 02:26 PM
I posted this post (http://chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=89272&postcount=61) at 7.56pm on 20/2, and can still EDIT at 11.56am on 21/2.

Has the 12 hour window changed?

starterYes.
Kevin and I decided the window should be increased.
Yesterday we requested the admins increase the edit window to 24 hours.

ursogr8
21-02-2006, 02:36 PM
Yes.
Kevin and I decided the window should be increased.
Yesterday we requested the admins increase the edit window to 24 hours.

Thanks Bill.

Any word on a/c's return, btw? ;)

starter

Bill Gletsos
21-02-2006, 02:38 PM
Thanks Bill.

Any word on a/c's return, btw? ;) Nope.

Rincewind
21-02-2006, 03:39 PM
Any word on a/c's return, btw? ;)

Despite a healthy rivalry between AC and myself I still keep in email contact with AC. When last I heard (a couple of weeks ago) he was in good health and enjoying life. He said he still sometimes reads the board but is not tempted at this stage to return to posting.

If he has been reading, I'm sure he has been cacking himself over the last couple of days. ;)

Basil
04-06-2006, 11:30 PM
Who invented time?

Time wasn't invented.

Garvinator
04-06-2006, 11:36 PM
Time wasn't invented.
and it is only relative.

antichrist
04-06-2006, 11:55 PM
on those bloody digitals it certainly is only relative - esp concerning the end of time - puts Davis' procastrination to shame

Rincewind
05-06-2006, 07:05 AM
Time wasn't invented.

I'm not so sure. I reckon is was the Swiss. After all with all those watch and clock manufacturers they have a vested interest. ;)

On a slightly less frivolous note, my understanding is the current practice of dividing the day into 24 hours made up of 60 minutes and 60 seconds dates back to the Babylonians. But that is of course the recording of time and not time itself.

BTW I have taken you of my ignore list.

Desmond
05-06-2006, 09:08 AM
Kind of like the zen question about trees falling in forests ... was there time before people were aware of it?

And yes, I realize the paradox of my using the term "before" relating to time.

ElevatorEscapee
06-06-2006, 10:10 PM
Kind of like the zen question about trees falling in forests ... was there time before people were aware of it?

And yes, I realize the paradox of my using the term "before" relating to time.

According to FIDE rules, one must claim a win on time by stopping both clocks with time still remaining on one's own clock.

Therefore, according to FIDE, if people weren't aware of it (the cessation of time), then how could they claim that it had ceased to exist?

Logically, if they can't claim that it ceased to exist, then they can never claim that it had existed in the first place.

Therefore, it is very important to be aware of one's clock. :)

Desmond
06-06-2006, 10:20 PM
According to FIDE rules, one must claim a win on time by stopping both clocks with time still remaining on one's own clock.

Therefore, according to FIDE, if people weren't aware of it (the cessation of time), then how could they claim that it had ceased to exist?

Logically, if they can't claim that it ceased to exist, then they can never claim that it had existed in the first place.

Therefore, it is very important to be aware of one's clock. :)

Or to ensure that your opponent is not aware of your clock ;)

Arrogant-One
11-06-2006, 04:39 PM
Or to ensure that your opponent is not aware of your clock ;)

Or, making sure that the arbiter doesn't award your opponent with excessive amounts of time as a result of you claiming a flag with a minus sign before it (as happened to me recently). :) Seriously.

Basil
23-04-2007, 01:40 AM
Jono, you missed this one!

Please note:
- My useless input
- AC instant jacking/ trolling
- Barry's proclivity for talking about time, even in his young years
- EE's early training in non sequiturs
- Starter's technical input
- EGOR's frustration
- AO's grizzling

in fact all quite normal, except

- Garvo jumps in on the thread drift *shock*

ElevatorEscapee
30-04-2007, 09:58 PM
Howard, by your own hand, you have invoked this:

"Three switched witches watch three Swatch watch switches.
Which switched witch watches which Swatch watch switch ?"

Howard, please don't post here again until you can provide the answer! ;)

Basil
30-04-2007, 10:16 PM
Mate, I won't even post until I can say it! I've had three goes already.

Just one question; did any of the witches forfeit or resign?

ElevatorEscapee
30-04-2007, 10:40 PM
Could this be Howard's End? :lol:

Garrett
02-05-2007, 11:17 AM
Howard, by your own hand, you have invoked this:

"Three switched witches watch three Swatch watch switches.
Which switched witch watches which Swatch watch switch ?"

Howard, please don't post here again until you can provide the answer! ;)

The one with the curvy figure watches the short stumpy switch.

The second one watches the fast moving switch.

The really really small one watch the long slow moving switch.

Denis_Jessop
04-05-2007, 08:52 PM
I propose an appropriately socialist solution to this matter whereby the three switched witches, being a coven, sign a covenant to watch the three Swiss Swatch watches collectively.

DJ

Basil
04-05-2007, 11:23 PM
I propose an appropriately socialist solution to this matter whereby the three switched witches, being a coven, sign a covenant to watch the three Swiss Swatch watches collectively.

DJ

Ah ACCF.