[OT] Time setting

Walter Bright newshound1 at digitalmars.com
Fri May 14 21:10:23 PDT 2010

Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> Funny anecdote (actually not really funny at the time):  Our windows 
> test image for previously mentioned customer was set to use UTC time, 
> but had the checkbox set for "adjust for daylight savings"  Well, there 
> is no daylight savings in UTC, but Windows still seemed to think during 
> sysprep that it was a good idea during certain dates of year to set the 
> BIOS clock ahead one hour.  Since we booted twice during sysprep, all 
> clocks went out the door off by 2 hours.  This did not go over well with 
> said customer, and we had to recall all the systems so they could be set 
> properly (yes, I'm not making this up, we had to boot these systems to 
> our network, which automatically set the time, and then shut them down).

If I was Prez my first Executive Order would be to get rid of daylight savings 
time. Just doing that would probably add 1% to the GDP!

"Dear Mr. President, there are too many states nowadays. Please eliminate three. 
I am not a crackpot." -- Grandpa Simpson

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