Re: Clock reset - How?
From: Ron Hunter (rphunter_at_charter.net)
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 04:55:01 -0600
James Moe wrote:
> Chris Mitchell wrote:
>> I've noticed on a couple of occasions now that when using Mozilla 1.6
>> after a long browsing session the clock on my system has been set back
>> an hour. Unfortunately I don't know the individual sites that might
>> be doing this.
> Keep better track of what you are doing. Really, that's the best way
> to find the problem, if indeed it is something that is done by web
> scripting. Periodically check the clock for sudden changes of time. Or a
> gradual lag. This type of problem takes, er, time and patience to narrow
> Other posters seem to indicate it is a Windows OS problem: it just
> gets to busy to bother with updating the clock. Truly bizarre, if true;
> other OSes have been keeping (more or less) good time since the '50s.
Actually, computer clocks, until recently, have been notoriously
inaccurate. I worked with mainframes for almost 40 years and they only
became accurate when a module was added to check and reset the clock
using NIST across the internet. Amazing that a multi-million dollar
mainframe couldn't keep time as well as a $10 wristwatch....