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CR4 Gets an Update Thursday, May 17, 2018

Posted May 14, 2018 12:00 AM

CR4 will be unavailable this coming Thursday, May 17, 2018, starting at 9:00 am EDT so our software team can install some updates. The outage should last no more than 15 minutes.

The primary driver behind the updates is compliance to the European Union's new data security rule (General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR). One tweak that users might notice is the ability to browse back to really old threads.

If you have questions or problems, please email CR4Admin@ieeeglobalspec.com.

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05/14/2018 10:39 AM

..."The outage should last no more than 15 minutes."...

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05/14/2018 11:28 AM

I have to say that the person who gave me this estimate has an excellent track record for honest estimates and he puts up with some of my weirder questions. Time will tell!

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05/15/2018 1:08 AM

It's the unintended consequences that get ya'....

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05/15/2018 10:23 AM

I thought cr4 was an American convention, then why would they need to subscribe to a European directive ?

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05/15/2018 11:09 PM

Cr4 is international....Worldwide

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05/16/2018 3:07 AM

Indeed it is Mr Eagle how would we cope without the comments of del & PWSlack!

Which leads me to the comment ... 9.00am on which freakin time zone (and / or Summer / Std Time)!

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05/16/2018 8:16 AM

BIG OOPS -- thanks for pointing this out! I edited the post. Time zone is Eastern Daylight Time.

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05/17/2018 5:02 AM

2pm BST for anyone to whom it matters.

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05/16/2018 2:26 PM

"One tweak that users might notice is the ability to browse back to really old threads."

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05/16/2018 9:58 PM

T- 11 hrs till blackout....

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05/17/2018 3:04 PM

Thread #1 https://cr4.globalspec.com/thread/1 December 10, 2004. It does appear that we can "browse back to really old threads".

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05/17/2018 5:33 PM

Unfortunately it seems all the links have expired...404

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