Ganzaa Timing/Clock Question

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If we use the automatic go, then having a clock that is in sync with the clock on the Busse computer would be important. Computer clocks can be fast or slow, unless Busse has their ssyncd to the atomic clock. How do veteran Hogs sync their clocks to make sure they're not off and send their email too soon, or a few minutes too late? Do we all sync to atomic or what?
 
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None of us will answer that. What if we miss out on something cause you beat us by 10 seconds?

I think most email programs time stamp based on their clock, so i dont think it would matter what the Busse clock read... you can try setting your clock to something wrong and emailing yourself and see how it comes out...
 
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I synchronize to Internet time by right clicking on the time display at the bottom right of my Windows computer and "Adjust Date/Time", click on "Internet Time" and "Update Now".
 
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since the emails start rolling in after the go signal, it wouldn't matter if you were off. A few seconds wouldn't matter anyways.
 
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For one ganza, I sent my e-mail right after spotting the "Go" button, and Amy told me that my e-mail was actually a minute early, and I was out.

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since the emails start rolling in after the go signal, it wouldn't matter if you were off. A few seconds wouldn't matter anyways.

My question only pertains to the automatic go, not a posted go. That one is obvious (although apparently not if your computer clock is slow like what happened to the poster above). We're not just talking a few seconds, although a few seconds could disqualify you. Computer clocks can be off by minutes, and per Jerry's instructions: If the automatic "GO" is used then ALL EMAILS MARKED 9:54 pm or earlier will be put at the end of the line!!!!. . . So, be careful not to jump the gun boys!!! It would seem seconds and minutes do matter. I'm surprised you veteran Hogs don't have this down to a science.

I don't know which time is used, the one of the sending computer or the one of the receiving computer. I thought it was the receiving computer. For example, my email program coverts everything to Central time, so I was assuming it is using my computer's clock. If it is the sending computer that creates a permanent time stamp and the receiving computer just converts the time zone, then it wouldn't matter as much, we would all just use our computer's time, slow or fast. But if incoming emails are judged by the clock on the Busse computer, it might be good for all of us to sync to the atomic clock, easily checked online before the Ganzaa.
 

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For one ganza, I sent my e-mail right after spotting the "Go" button, and Amy told me that my e-mail was actually a minute early, and I was out.

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That could certainly happen. It is probably best to wait for 5 minutes or so before sending your email.
 
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I am syncing to NIST server 207.200.81.113, which is only 14 hops away w/ a max/avg/min of 85/39/0 :) .
 

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Hey it is like this...

We go into work and we sort thru the e-mails AFTER the GO button...

and we sort and sort.....

You might send it from you at this time ..BUT WE GO IN ORDER as they come to us... :)
 
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You should always wait untill at least 10 minutes after go for discrepancies due to Greenwhich Time! Trust me would i lie about trough stomping!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Hey it is like this...

We go into work and we sort thru the e-mails AFTER the GO button...

and we sort and sort.....

You might send it from you at this time ..BUT WE GO IN ORDER as they come to us... :)

Thanks Amy, I figured that's how you guys do it. I'm referring to emails sent under the automatic go, which can't be posted before 9:55. Depending on how our clocks are synced or not, people may think they are sending after that time but it may be posted on your end before that time. If the GO is posted, that makes it much simpler.
 
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For example, lets say both forums shut down and we go to emergency rules. I keep my computer clock fast so I'm not late to stuff. By my computer time, I could send my email at 9:55 and be the first email in by six minutes. Is someone then gonna tell me it doesn't count because my clock doesn't match yours? I know my clock is fast so I was watching internet atomic time. But I bet most folks don't know their computers and other clocks are slow/fast, so some folks would get their 9:55 emails in a few minutes before others. I guess Hogs should sync to atomic or risk being put at the back of the line. That's assuming the Busse clock ain't slower than atomic. Anyways, I'm not sure anyone is sober enough for this technical detail stuff, but I find it interesting, especially when you have hundreds of people competing over a few seconds.
 

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For example, lets say both forums shut down and we go to emergency rules. I keep my computer clock fast so I'm not late to stuff. By my computer time, I could send my email at 9:55 and be the first email in by six minutes. Is someone then gonna tell me it doesn't count because my clock doesn't match yours? I know my clock is fast so I was watching internet atomic time. But I bet most folks don't know their computers and other clocks are slow/fast, so some folks would get their 9:55 emails in a few minutes before others. I guess Hogs should sync to atomic or risk being put at the back of the line. That's assuming the Busse clock ain't slower than atomic. Anyways, I'm not sure anyone is sober enough for this technical detail stuff, but I find it interesting, especially when you have hundreds of people competing over a few seconds.

I think you need to drink more before and during 'Ganza events, then you won't worry about this stuff.





oops, there I go, giving Hog tips to noobs :rolleyes:
 

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once again i score :thumbup:

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I think you need to drink more before and during 'Ganza events, then you won't worry about this stuff.





oops, there I go, giving Hog tips to noobs :rolleyes:

Hey I'm not that new, resin, just new to the craziness around here. Couldn't agree more about the drinking, though, that's usually one of my problems.
 

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Hey I'm not that new, resin, just new to the craziness around here. Couldn't agree more about the drinking, though, that's usually one of my problems.

Yes, you are a Bali-expert, but a Busse noob. Welcome to the craziness. :thumbup::cool:
 
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