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I am not sure, but I suspect that early this week, possibly even by Sunday, something changed at StackExchange.

I used to sometimes check my daily rep and if it is close to 200, to answer a few more questions close to 1pm. However, I got caught out again as today, I noticed that when I hover over my username on stackoverflow.com at around 12:30pm, it was already showing

           today  week  month
reputation     0    x      x
revisions      0    0      0
favorites      0    x      x

What happened? Is the SE2 clock no longer synchronized to some universal source?

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Daylight saving ended in Australia last weekend (or at least some parts of it). Maybe they're operating on Australian time. – Andrew Grimm Apr 7 '11 at 2:29
@andrew all stack exchange sites run in UTC – Zypher Apr 7 '11 at 3:04
As an aside: What time is it? – Arjan Apr 7 '11 at 7:15
I should have put some smilies in the question... and maybe the fun tag – RichardTheKiwi Apr 7 '11 at 7:16
And maybe a space or two in the name Stack Exchange! ;-) – Arjan Apr 7 '11 at 7:18

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Daylight saving time ended in New Zealand on this past Sunday. 00:00 UTC is now 12:00 (noon) local time. During the summer, 00:00 UTC is 13:00 local time.

This shift happens twice a year. Some people never get used to it.

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+1 If this isn't the right answer, then @Ricahrd aka cyberwiki's profile is wrong – davidsleeps Apr 7 '11 at 4:46

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