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Nov 23, 2013, 08:29 PM
 
This morning we fixed a server clock glitch. No biggie, but for awhile people were posting from 10 minutes in the future.

I reviewed those posts, and NOT ONE POST had useful foreknowledge. No stock quotes, nothing on where the meteors strike, or who will win the next few elections. Those future guys really goofed off during the opportunity. Maybe we can do better.

So guys and gals, the next time you see you're posting in the past, please show some consideration. If your posting date is before Mar 11, 2011 post a warning. The Fukushima sea wall needs to be 5 meters higher, pronto.

If you're not so far back, a few financial quotes could yield returns. Remember, helping your past selves is helping yourself.

Even if you are only a few minutes back, amaze the rest of us with your intelligent predictions. A few minutes can still cover a lottery win, or warn people away from an especially boring post about to drop.

Don't waste the opportunity the way they ... er, we did last time.
     
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Nov 23, 2013, 09:52 PM
 
Darn, today would have been a great day to time travel.
     
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Nov 24, 2013, 12:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I reviewed those posts, and NOT ONE POST had useful foreknowledge. No stock quotes, nothing on where the meteors strike, or who will win the next few elections.
Well, duh, there weren't any elections.

Obama was elected for life.

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Nov 24, 2013, 05:17 AM
 
Notes from the future...

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Nov 24, 2013, 05:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
amaze the rest of us with your intelligent predictions
Intelligent predictions? In the Lounge? Dream on reader.
     
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Nov 24, 2013, 06:20 AM
 
Just got back from 2015, Apple bought controlling interest in Disney.
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Nov 24, 2013, 06:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
This morning we fixed a server clock glitch. No biggie, but for awhile people were posting from 10 minutes in the future.

I reviewed those posts, and NOT ONE POST had useful foreknowledge. No stock quotes, nothing on where the meteors strike, or who will win the next few elections. Those future guys really goofed off during the opportunity. Maybe we can do better.

So guys and gals, the next time you see you're posting in the past, please show some consideration. If your posting date is before Mar 11, 2011 post a warning. The Fukushima sea wall needs to be 5 meters higher, pronto.

If you're not so far back, a few financial quotes could yield returns. Remember, helping your past selves is helping yourself.

Even if you are only a few minutes back, amaze the rest of us with your intelligent predictions. A few minutes can still cover a lottery win, or warn people away from an especially boring post about to drop.

Don't waste the opportunity the way they ... er, we did last time.


Was there a problem communicating to the NTP server pool, or some sort of clock skew? Just curious, because I remember having to deal with clock skews a great deal under VMWare ESXi, although this was ages ago.
     
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Nov 24, 2013, 07:57 AM
 
Looks like someone didn't read the future answer to that question.
     
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Nov 24, 2013, 08:21 AM
 
Whew! I'm glad thats all it was. I thought I had tried to get to the Obamacare site.
     
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Nov 24, 2013, 10:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I reviewed those posts, and NOT ONE POST had useful foreknowledge. No stock quotes, nothing on where the meteors strike, or who will win the next few elections. Those future guys really goofed off during the opportunity. Maybe we can do better.
That's good to know.

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Nov 24, 2013, 01:10 PM
 
Shaddim and Badkosh, rofl.
     
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Nov 24, 2013, 03:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
That's good to know.

Sent from my Rolls Royce Wraith, parked overlooking the ocean on my secret tropical island paradise
Wow, that's a lot of depreciation in the first 36 months.
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