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    1/2 hour Scheduled downtime - 11th november


    Hiya,

    As part of some forthcoming maintainence work being carried out at the datacenter with whom our server is located, linuxforums.org will be offline for a short 20-30 minutes time frame between the hours of 12:00am and 6:00am CDT on Thursday, November 11th.

    Sorry for any inconvienence caused by this.

    Jason

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    Re: 1/2 hour Scheduled downtime - 11th november

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlambert
    12:00am and 6:00am CDT
    If the recent discussion on IRC is accurate , then the time range is approximatly....
    5am - 11am GMT.

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    Heh.
    "How many Linux Users does it take to work out a time difference?"


    <lakerdonald> what's up jasonlambert
    <scientica|s3x> oh, didn't see that
    <lakerdonald> heh
    <jasonlambert> not much. doing a backup of the site in preperation for the downtime in a few hours
    <jasonlambert> "just in case" (tm)
    <lakerdonald> lol
    <jeremy1701> down time?? nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    <scientica|s3x> 12:00am and 6:00am CDT --- CDT?
    <lakerdonald> hehe
    jeremy1701 beats his fists against the wall
    <scientica|s3x> = GMT+????
    <lakerdonald> lol
    <jeremy1701> j/k
    <lakerdonald> -6
    <jasonlambert> its only a 1/2 hour period
    <jasonlambert> but its somewhere in between 12am and 6am
    <scientica|s3x> 30 minutes!!!!
    <jasonlambert> they havent been any more specific than that
    <scientica|s3x> 1800 seconds!!!!!!
    jasonlambert gets out calculator....
    <scientica|s3x> imo, I think you should print the time in GMT too
    <lakerdonald> lol
    <scientica|s3x> "imo, I think" ---
    <lakerdonald> heh
    <jeremy1701> i love xchat
    <jeremy1701> wtf did i do before?
    <scientica|s3x> nc?
    <scientica|s3x> (netcat)
    <jasonlambert> i hate doing time conversions, CDT to GMT (mainly because im not that good at it), is there any website that does it for you?
    <lakerdonald> dude CDT is GMT -6
    <scientica|s3x> I'll check
    <lakerdonald> i live in EST
    <lakerdonald> though it's really CST
    <jasonlambert> what is CST?
    <lakerdonald> since daylight savings is over
    <lakerdonald> trust me
    <jasonlambert> the server says 17:01 CST is the time now, is that correct?
    <jasonlambert>
    <lakerdonald> CDT = GMT -5
    <lakerdonald> no
    <lakerdonald> that's EST
    <lakerdonald> it's 16:13 in CST
    jeremy1701 gets out the baby powder...
    <scientica|s3x> http://bestratescall.com/time_zones.htm
    <lakerdonald> oh snap
    <lakerdonald> whoops
    <lakerdonald> wait
    <lakerdonald> no i was right
    <lakerdonald> it's 16:13 in CST
    <lakerdonald> your server is set to EST jasonlambert
    <lakerdonald> i live in EST so i'd know
    <scientica|s3x> hmm... nvm the url :/
    <lakerdonald> so actually CST = GMT -7
    <lakerdonald> CDT = GMT - 6
    <jasonlambert> hmm.. it says CST when i run "date"
    <lakerdonald> okay
    <lakerdonald> well it's set an hour ahead
    <jasonlambert> ..... i knew i never payed enough attention at school...
    <lakerdonald> lol
    <lakerdonald> hah
    <lakerdonald> so americans aren't so ignorant after all limey! :P
    <scientica|s3x> CDT Central Daylight Saving Time GMT-5
    <scientica|s3x> http://www.ildado.com/world_clock.html
    <lakerdonald> oh
    <lakerdonald> i was right the first time!
    <jeremy1701> lakerdonald: we did re-elect bush, i wouldn't go that far
    <lakerdonald> lol
    <scientica|s3x> lol
    <scientica|s3x> echo "<?php echo date(\"H:i:s\",strtotimeCDT\")); ?>" | php # maybe this is working
    <scientica|s3x> oops
    <scientica|s3x> echo "<?php echo date(\"H:i:s\",strtotime(\"06:00 CDT\"))."\n"; ?>" | php
    <scientica|s3x> echo "<?php echo date(\"H:i:s\",strtotime(\"06:00 CDT\")).\"\\n\"; ?>" | php
    <scientica|s3x> gives 18:00:00 for "12:00 CDT", "06:00 CDT" gives "12:00:00", I' GMT+0100
    jasonlambert is away: confused
    You are marked as being away
    <lakerdonald> yay
    <lakerdonald> jasonlambert indirectly mentioned me on the forums!
    <scientica|s3x> this will output GMT+0000 time: echo "<?php echo gmdate(\"H:i:s\",strtotime(\"06:00 CDT\")).\"\\n\"; ?>" | php
    <scientica|s3x> where "06:00 CDT" is 'any time and any timezone'
    <lakerdonald> ok
    <lakerdonald> ...
    <lakerdonald> what time is it in GMT right now
    <scientica|s3x> echo "<?php echo gmdate(\"H:i:s\",strtotime(\"23:27 CET\")).\"\\n\"; ?>" | php
    <scientica|s3x> 22:27:00
    <scientica|s3x> ^^ ^^ ^^ that
    <scientica|s3x> 10pm :P
    <lakerdonald> ok
    <scientica|s3x> + 27 mins
    <lakerdonald> so CST is : -5 hours!
    <lakerdonald> er
    <lakerdonald> yeah
    <lakerdonald> no
    <lakerdonald> -6 hours
    <lakerdonald> haha
    <lakerdonald> i knew it
    <lordnothing> lakerdonald: actually, CST is GMT-0500
    <lordnothing> 6
    lordnothing hates typos
    <lordnothing> EST is 5
    <scientica|s3x> who doesn't...?
    <lakerdonald> hah
    <lakerdonald> i knew it
    <lakerdonald> i was right
    <lakerdonald> i said no -6
    <lakerdonald> so hah
    <scientica|s3x> EST Eastern Standard Time GMT-5 (Indianapolis all year)
    <scientica|s3x> ( http://www.ildado.com/world_clock.html )

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    actually, it would be 06:00-12:00GMT
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    actually, it would be 06:00-12:00GMT
    Ok, lets present some options:

    Its either:
    5am - 11am GMT.
    OR
    6am - 12pm GMT.

    Take your pick, or just go by this :

    "there will be half an hour scheduled downtime, at some point in the near future"

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    Wikipedia is your friend. Some points of importance:

    * UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, don't ask) is independent of daylight saving.
    * American Central Standard Time, CST, is UTC-0600.
    * American Central Daylight Time, CDT, is UTC-0500.
    * Greenwich Mean Time, GMT, is an old obsolete abbreviation which is obsolete because it has no clear definition. It's often used synonymously with UTC, but that's wrong. GMT simply shouldn't be used at all.
    * UTC is purely a human invention and kept track of with atomic clocks, as opposed to UT1, which is a measurement of the Earth's angle relative to certain astronomical objects.
    * UTC is always written using a 24-hour format, not AM/PM.

    The Central Standard Time Zone runs with CST from the last Sunday in October, to the last Sunday in April. The other half of the year it runs with CDT.

    That leaves one question open -- How can this time be measured in CDT, even though it's the CST time of the year? Are you sure about that, Jason?

    If it truly is CDT, then it will be down sometime between 05:00 and 11:00 UTC. That also means that it will be down sometime between 23:00 and 05:00 UTC-0600, that is, 11:00pm and 05:00am CST, which is the currently used time in the Central Standard Time Zone.
    If, on the other hand, it really is CST that you mean, it will be down sometime between 06:00 and 12:00 UTC.

    For those, like me, that it applies to, that would be either 06:00 to 12:00 or 07:00 to 13:00 CET. In either case, I'll probably be sleeping then. ;-)

    Shouldn't we have a world clock on this site?

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    The work was completed successfully a little while ago and the site is now fully running again.

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    we need to create an irc channel #timezonedebate

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    Locked this topic and split off the time zone discussion.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-27642.html

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