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I believe this is a bug, I managed to answer this question before it was asked.

Passing variable to.exe in SQL

I know this bug has been reported before (and thus might be considered a duplicate) but that question was marked as completed. I've heard when the same bug is seen then a new question should be created.


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As an aside, just in case you don't know but do care: PNG vs JPEG. – Arjan Feb 4 '13 at 18:42
SO also showed me an error page when I saved this question but it seems to have shown up...? – Hogan Feb 4 '13 at 18:42
@Arjan - I can't actually see the images on SO because of work firewall -- is it so bad I should redo it? – Hogan Feb 4 '13 at 18:44
Nope, not bad enough :-) (But surely shows compression artifacts.) – Arjan Feb 4 '13 at 18:46
@Arjan - sigh - this is the result of spacing out during a save as... – Hogan Feb 4 '13 at 18:49
Just to be sure, @Hogan, my comment was only --sightly-- relevant if you didn't know about it to start with! No worries. :-) – Arjan Feb 4 '13 at 19:08

Your post was inserted using AJAX, but the rest of the page was not.

The relative time you see on the question is from when you first loaded the page instead. It is supposed to adjust automatically using JS but by the looks of it that stalled for you. Reload the page and both relative timestamps are perfectly normal.

When in doubt, hover over the relative time to see the absolute time instead:

absolute time

The question was asked at 17:58:49, you answered at 18:00:38. No time machines were necessary.

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...but that relative time updates automatically as well? I guess the local clock must be off by some minutes then as well? – Arjan Feb 4 '13 at 18:40
This is very strange -- before I took the screenshot I checked the hover and they showed the same -- maybe this is only fixed on a refresh? – Hogan Feb 4 '13 at 18:46
What did they show? The same time? It could be your local clock is off and for some elements your PC time is used instead of server time. – Martijn Pieters Feb 4 '13 at 18:50
@MartijnPieters - Sadly I don't remember, I just checked to see the time stamps were wrong relativity, that is, mine was prior to the question. – Hogan Feb 4 '13 at 20:01

Relative times are calculated client side. Check your clock to see if you're synced up with the nearest NTP server.

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...but then wouldn't both times be off with the same difference...? (Just curious...) – Arjan Feb 4 '13 at 19:09
@Arjan There can be a mismatch when one timestamp has been updated client-side and the other was new content pulled from the server (via WebSockets). – Tim Stone Feb 4 '13 at 21:01
I don't know if it is syncing with an NTP server but Lotus is syncing the time every time I check for email (every 15 mins). – Hogan Feb 5 '13 at 4:37

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