I'm sometimes confused by UTC and how it relates to the daylight savings time of my timezone. Could we get a little timestamp at the bottom of every page in UTC?

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    I'd rather not see this "feature", if you want to know what time UTC it is, check it online (see Jon's answer) – Nathan Koop Dec 6 '09 at 19:53
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    StackOverflow is not a clock. It's a Q&A Website. – xmm0 Dec 6 '09 at 21:35
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    But isn't a clock for answering questions like 'what time is it?' – pavium Dec 6 '09 at 23:45
  • It would be helpful to know when the page was generated. Yes, usually you can refresh and get a new page, but I'd still like to know when a page was generated. I have the same gripe about Google News; if I've disconnected, it would still be of interest to know when the page was last updated before I disconnected. – Jonathan Leffler Jan 22 '10 at 19:55
  • Related: What time is it? – Pops Feb 14 '11 at 19:54

Why would we want to break caching for anonymous users every second of every day? :(

Beyond that, the UTC time is on your /recent page. Click the envelope at the top of the page and see.

edit: see the dropdown on your user name; it contains the current UTC time.

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    Could you avoid breaking caching by generating it at the client side? Presumably JavaScript has the notion of "current UTC time" doesn't it? – Jon Skeet Dec 6 '09 at 19:39

Just remember it's 19:18 now


You find the current UTC time in your recent activity list.


Aside from anything else, you can always find the current UTC time here.

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