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15-Apr-2007, 04:03 PM #31
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I completetly agree with you, but that behaviour is indoctrinated by means of the Microsoft culture: Windows does everything for you so that you do not have to think for yourself. In that way they can force their will onto you if you are not hampered by any critical thinking, what most indows users seem to be. Example? Try to erase the folder My Documents.
Post 27:ZeRealBigBoss: I appreciate you taking the time to email me about the DST crises. I have the philosophy that I do everything the simplest and most efficient way. I have no time for extra fluff. If you have a complicated mind and would rather do things the hard way...I suppose you may reap some personal satisfaction in the end. As far as "WINDOWS" INDOCTRINATION, I am indoctrinated by noone. If I could have turned the damned clock forward by spitting on it, I would
have done that. You over-presume sir.
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15-Apr-2007, 04:29 PM #32
The benefit of being human is the interaction with others; forcing one's ideological views onto someone else, be it on personal or national level, does not fit in that definition, so I avoid that. Consequently, stating my opinion abvout something does not imply in any way that I intend to critisize someone else for thinking differently; if you conclude that, then I have redacted my wording not clear enough.
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05-May-2007, 07:10 AM #33
On my ol' NT 4 SP6a box @ work I just turned off Automatic DST & changed the time manually.

BUT, I'm still running Office 97 Pro so there wasn't a patch available for my Outlook. When the old DST time passed all my reminders were an hour early. I then just rechecked Auto DST & Outlook is corrected. Not really that much of a hassle.

I'm so accustomed to "work arounds" with some of my software I use that this is almost a normal "routine" until I get my new PC in place.

(Same routine @ home on my poor Me PC but w/Office 2000 Premium)

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06-May-2007, 01:30 AM #34
Try this one on for size,
I was not able to run the patch on my system so I gave it up for lost, then came the message(just after the original DST date) that my clock had been reset.
I was very surprised to find out that it was 9:02 am Feb. 4, 1980 (oh man I have to go back to the 7th grade, that sucks (lol)).
Needless to say I downloaded the atomic clock and now my date and time stay right here in the future where they belong.
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07-May-2007, 07:25 PM #35
I like having my PC's adjust themselves for DST and for GMT.
And i like them letting me know they've done so with a little box.
It reminds me to manually set the other clocks in my house.

John
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30-May-2007, 06:28 PM #36
I got a DST patch for my Win95-B from here:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#TZU

It went in smoothly and worked perfectly. Patches also available for other Windows versions.
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