[time-nuts] hijacking threads (was: ntpq output)

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Mon Jan 23 03:51:23 EST 2012

On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:34:57 -0800
gary <lists at lazygranch.com> wrote:

> The following is a few ntpq -p outputs. Just random samples over a week. 
> I seem to periodically have large offset.
> I'm open to suggest how to improve this if the numbers don't look normal.
> Please trim  the raw data to keep the size of any replies as small as 
> possible.

May i ask the people here not to hijack threads?

Ie do NOT press reply on a random mail and change the subject completely.
The better mail clients support threading which means that mails that
are a reply to another are sorted directly after that. Which gives a
convenient way to keep conversations together. This helps enormously
to read mailinglists with a many parallel discussions such as time-nuts.

If you now reply to a random message, then your mail ends up in a
completely unrelated discussion, and might be burried there between
other mails where noone looks.
Instead of replying to the mail, right-click on the email adress of the
mailinglist and select "compose mail to" (or what your mail client calls it).
This will create a new mail that does not reference any other mail and thus
will start a new discussion.


			Attila Kinali

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation_threading
[2] http://people.dsv.su.se/~jpalme/ietf/message-threading.html

The trouble with you, Shev, is you don't say anything until you've saved
up a whole truckload of damned heavy brick arguments and then you dump
them all out and never look at the bleeding body mangled beneath the heap
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