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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Who2 » Fri May 16, 2014 4:21 pm

It says its now 17:22hrs on my computer... :cool:
and it says I posted at 5.21pm...
So is that the time ? what time is it in blighty then ?


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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by BENNU » Fri May 16, 2014 4:33 pm

Who2 wrote:It says its now 17:22hrs on my computer... :cool:
and it says I posted at 5.21pm...
So is that the time ?
When you asked, it was 18:21 in Egypt.

It is now 18:33.

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri May 16, 2014 4:59 pm

In blighty it's 16-59pm but only for a few seconds. Time flies don't you know!
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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri May 16, 2014 5:03 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:In blighty it's 16-59pm but only for a few seconds. Time flies don't you know!
And I've just realised that I've got the L4U clock set wrong as it's showing that I posted at 3-59 pm. Confusing having all these time changes.

I know! Why don't we set all clocks around the world at zero and just start again. Then, instead of having to keep changing the time on the clocks every year we could go back to real daylight saving hours and get up at dawn and go to bed at dusk or soon after a full days labour.
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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Who2 » Fri May 16, 2014 5:49 pm

So it say's everywhere in my house it say's it's 18.49 but it's really 19.49 you sure ? PM is now on radio 4 only an hour behind.. :cool:
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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Bearded Brian » Sat May 17, 2014 8:47 am

If your computer clock is still showing the 'old' time change your time zone to Nairobi, Kenya as that is 3 hrs ahead of GMT

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Sdo » Sat May 17, 2014 10:22 am

Bearded Brian wrote:If your computer clock is still showing the 'old' time change your time zone to Nairobi, Kenya as that is 3 hrs ahead of GMT
This gets even more confusing... why would we do that .We are now only 2 hours ahead of UK!!!

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Bearded Brian » Sat May 17, 2014 11:56 am

Because Egypt is 3 hours in front of GMT, UK is one hour in front of GMT because of British Summer Time.

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Sdo » Sat May 17, 2014 1:33 pm

Bearded Brian wrote:Because Egypt is 3 hours in front of GMT, UK is one hour in front of GMT because of British Summer Time.
That is incorrect... UK 2 hours behind Egypt.. can't be bothered doing the forward, back, forward, back for both countries..!!!!

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Bearded Brian » Sat May 17, 2014 2:10 pm

Please check your facts Sdo before saying someone is incorrect. As Egypt is 3 hours ahead of GMT and the UK is 0ne hour ahead of GMT then 3-1 = 2
No where have I said that the difference isn't 2 hours.

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Bearded Brian » Sat May 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Just noticed that the UK is on Western European Time aka WET - just about sums up our usual summer lol

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sat May 17, 2014 2:29 pm

Sdo wrote:
Bearded Brian wrote:Because Egypt is 3 hours in front of GMT, UK is one hour in front of GMT because of British Summer Time.
That is incorrect... UK 2 hours behind Egypt.. can't be bothered doing the forward, back, forward, back for both countries..!!!!

If you can't be bothered, that is your concern. However you do need to be sure of your facts before telling someone they are incorrect.
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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Sdo » Sat May 17, 2014 4:13 pm

Bearded Brian wrote:Please check your facts Sdo before saying someone is incorrect. As Egypt is 3 hours ahead of GMT and the UK is 0ne hour ahead of GMT then 3-1 = 2
No where have I said that the difference isn't 2 hours.
Whatever!!!

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Sdo » Sat May 17, 2014 4:14 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:
Sdo wrote:
Bearded Brian wrote:Because Egypt is 3 hours in front of GMT, UK is one hour in front of GMT because of British Summer Time.
That is incorrect... UK 2 hours behind Egypt.. can't be bothered doing the forward, back, forward, back for both countries..!!!!

If you can't be bothered, that is your concern. However you do need to be sure of your facts before telling someone they are incorrect.
Whatever!!

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Who2 » Sat May 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Cheers I'm sorted now thanks for all your help, Now I know I never really gave a flying duck about time, never had but I have more clocks around me than anyone I've ever met, that's pretty weird I think.
Whilst enjoying a pleasurable drunken night last month over in Karnak, I lost 'whilst p****d and being helped home by a very helpful female pensioner a totally unique and valuable American Liberty dollar, clockwork 18 diamond Swiss movement wristwatch,
Which I 'blagged from a Karnak 'blagger who in-turn 'blagged it off a Belgian archeologist 50 years previous, I mourned for it for an hour then, 'felt thank God I don't have to worry about it any more.
It's a bit like the marriage & divorce... :cool:
So, if you need to know the time ? 'ask a Copper'
Ps:blagger Noun. 1. A robber, especially of banks,
2. See 'blag artist'.
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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by FABlux » Sat May 17, 2014 4:40 pm

Bearded Brian wrote:If your computer clock is still showing the 'old' time change your time zone to Nairobi, Kenya as that is 3 hrs ahead of GMT
Brian as Nigeria looks a bit dodgy at the moment I changed to Amman ;)

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Re: Get ready to set your clocks forward, back, forward, bac

Post by Who2 » Sat May 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Q: Why ask a Copper for the time ?
A: Cause in the early days of time pieces the Copper always stole them, cause if you had one you obviously was a tea-leaf...:cool:
NB: 'not even a 'one-pipe problem Watson
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