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  1. 16 Jul '04 15:20
    When I go to U-Chess I never see any games/other people, just lots of blankness in the White room. Is this because I'm behind a scorchingly hot firewall, or are there not many people using it?
  2. 16 Jul '04 18:06
    It is still at it's infant stage, in time I'm sure it will attract much more people. I mean, look at what a great job Russ did (and is still doing) with this site!!
  3. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    16 Jul '04 18:22
    Originally posted by kw72uk
    When I go to U-Chess I never see any games/other people, just lots of blankness in the White room. Is this because I'm behind a scorchingly hot firewall, or are there not many people using it?
    You're prolly there at the wrong times.When I visit U-chess there's always at least a few people around.Usually I go around 6-7am Belgian time,that's 4am UK time(I think).
  4. 16 Jul '04 19:31
    Originally posted by SirLoseALot
    Usually I go around 6-7am Belgian time,that's 4am UK time(I think).
    Man, you're an insomniac! Anyway, UK is always 1 hour behind what they call 'Europe'. So it would be 5-6 AM UK time (GMDT/GMST)
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    16 Jul '04 19:52 / 1 edit
    The best thing for Uchess is to contact a few friends, local or here at RHP and see if they want to go there for a game... next thing you know someone else will pop in.

    I usually hang for a while at UChess while browsing RHP forums or making my chess moves. I see sir lost there often... and run and hide!

    P-
  6. Standard member NicolaiS
    Cannabist
    16 Jul '04 22:40
    Had my first go at Uchess ... Russ did a great job!!! ... although I lost the very first match of course.
  7. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    17 Jul '04 08:06
    Originally posted by piderman
    Man, you're an insomniac! Anyway, UK is always 1 hour behind what they call 'Europe'. So it would be 5-6 AM UK time (GMDT/GMST)
    I'm no imsoniac,I work nights.The UK is not always 1 hour behind,sometimes it's the same as us as they don't do the silly hour changes every summer and winter but I can never remember when it's the same and when they're behind...
  8. 17 Jul '04 08:16
    Originally posted by SirLoseALot
    I'm no imsoniac,I work nights.The UK is not always 1 hour behind,sometimes it's the same as us as they don't do the silly hour changes every summer and winter but I can never remember when it's the same and when they're behind...
    Then it's the Belgians that are silly. The British also have daylight saving. Check your TV guide, the regular programs on the BBC are always at the same time (Belgian/Dutch), daylight saving here or not (they wouldn't be if the British didn't have daylight saving because there they would be on the same time, so there would be a shift here). So now Greenwich is not in Greenwich time!
  9. 17 Jul '04 10:32
    Originally posted by piderman
    Then it's the Belgians that are silly. ...... So now Greenwich is not in Greenwich time!
    That makes it very obvious how silly the belgians are ;-)
  10. 17 Jul '04 14:06
    I've usually gotten a game. Tho sometimes everybody (6 or 8) are playing each other.
    Silly Belgians? Redundant adjective, but they do have good beer.
  11. 19 Jul '04 09:29
    Thanks everyone.

    Only the British would be daft enough to want to change time (about as close as we'll ever get to time travel I suppose).

    Almost (but not quite) as daft as trying to put a tax on chips (fries).

    K
  12. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No.16
    19 Jul '04 12:13 / 1 edit
    To add to the confusion of world time zones, daylight savings time, etc. here's a site that may help.....or not!

    The main site: http://www.worldtimezone.com/

    Daylight savings info: http://www.worldtimezone.com/daylight.htm