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Why does the time stop when the mouse cursor stops?

By hgoldburg ·
I am using Windows 7 Enterprise on my Dell optiplex 760. This problem is very strange, the time on the computer stops moving when I stop moving the mouse cursor. This only happens when the computer is ON. It seems the time moves with the computer off.

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because there is something very, very wrong with the universe.

by seanferd In reply to Why does the time stop wh ...

Or maybe your computer. The clock doesn't advance at all if you leave it unattended? Does the clock skip ahead to the current correct time when you move the mouse again, or does it just pick up where it left off, lagging behind?

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Gotta be

by santeewelding In reply to because there is somethin ...

Chirality.

I did not attend to it. I left it for an exorcist.

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Oh,er, hm.

by seanferd In reply to Gotta be

Ah. But chirality <i>of what?</i>

The hunt is on.

I may need to contact Thomas Pynchon.

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At the time

by santeewelding In reply to Oh,er, hm.

I was in Redondo Beach, holed up on the Esplanade, next-door to his Manhattan Beach, which, by the way, stunk of oil fumes from the refineries.

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Further off-topic drift.

by seanferd In reply to At the time

Strangely enough, I actually happen to have been briefly acquainted with that area, as well as Whittier and Compton.

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Tad further

by santeewelding In reply to Further off-topic drift.

I don't recall reading anything he wrote, though I may have, but he very well may have been reading what I was writing for Copley News at the time.

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I would be very worried if the time on your PC changed when OFF

by NexS In reply to Why does the time stop wh ...

But that aside, does the time change at all. I mean if you left the PC on and walked away for 10 minutes, when you came back would the time stay at the "10 minutes ago" time?
Could be a power save kinda thing?

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I think it's a primitive productivity measure...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I would be very worried i ...

It clocks his working time, not the time elapsed. No working, no pay!

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Filthy, dirty, sneaky and disgusting

by NexS In reply to I think it's a primitive ...

...Yet, brilliant!

Most of us have a salary or hourly rate; but this bloke has a minutely rate!

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A thought.

by seanferd In reply to Why does the time stop wh ...

I don't know why the system clock would be entirely dependent on such a thing, but do you have it set to get frequent updates from a timeserver? And if you do, do you also have the network card set to turn itself off to save power when not in use?

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