Times to use the IM chat-box

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by magnet18, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. magnet18

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    Hey, guys, Bill and I were talking about when to use the IM chat-box (http://xat.com/All_about_circuits) and setting up times times to use it, since we have members from GMT-5(me and Bill) to GMT+8 (lightfire), and everyone in between, we were thinking that saturadys or sundays would work best, and that 2 times at 1AM and 1PM GMT might work well, but that's just us and we figured there would probably be other ideas, so here you go.
    have at :D
     
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  2. Wendy

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  3. magnet18

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    wow, theres a shock :rolleyes:
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    why did you include a white period?
     
  4. Wendy

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    Because the message would have been too short otherwise. VBulliten does not consider an answer under 10 characters valid.
     
  5. magnet18

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    Ahh, makes sense...
    I just keep adding punctuation :rolleyes:
     
  6. Lightfire

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    Actually, everytime we chat, it's around 1 to 2 o'clock whoa! >.< here in the philippines. im bored always because im only one there in the computer. grrrr

    good thing mom and dad is ok for that. :)
     
  7. Wendy

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    In the morning or evening? :D

    You need to include AM or PM with time.

    According to my calculations you are 13 hours ahead of me. This means 6:39PM is your 7:39 AM Sunday morning.

    This is why we used GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), a universal time standard.
     
  8. atferrari

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    THat is the "popular" name but since long time it is formally called UTC.

    One of the best conventions of the modern world.

    As a seaman I had to deal continuously with it to calculate ETAs and also actual transit time of a voyage.

    FUnny hing is when you cross the Date line. On a ship you have time to ge used to it but in a plane that is a different story. :confused:
     
  9. Lightfire

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    Oh, I forgot to say. :) AM! go!:D
     
  10. Wendy

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    It is the only name I have ever used, and at 54 years old I don't see myself changing. I'd rather communicate and be understood than technically correct in a way that doesn't matter. Until this post I had never heard of the UTC.
     
  11. atferrari

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    It is quite common for those that use it in certain areas of work.
     
  12. magnet18

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    OK then, back on topic, what do people think of these times?
     
  13. Lightfire

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    magnet18, come on let's discuss it on the chat box if you dont mind. :)
     
  14. magnet18

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    I wish I could, but I have to do chores, study, and clean, and study for more stuff... and maybe build a projector, but by then you'll be asleep...
    theres always next weekend.
     
  15. Lightfire

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    No problem. :)

    who's babyboo?
     
  16. magnet18

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    so does a mod want to sticky this or make a new thread about the chat-box (or whatever it's called) and sticky that so that newcomers know about it?
    I had no idea it existed till a couple days ago.
     
  17. JoeJester

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    So we are talking about 0100Z and 1300Z ?

    Bill,

    UTC is used more by those in the time service business. In the military it's always Zulu which is GMT. The wierdest time difference was Newfoundland CA ... 1.5 hours ahead of eastern time. They are in the Atlantic Time Zone.

    Of course, if one wanted to be a smarta$$, they could ask if it was UT1 or some other subset of UT. I've not used those terms in quite some time but if I'm not mistaken, UT1 is the offset for polar warble.

    http://stjarnhimlen.se/comp/time.html has a good description of time scales.
     
  18. Wendy

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    Their are whole catalogs of things I don't know. If you had said GMT I would know exactly what you're talking about, while UMT (or UT, or CUT) I wouldn't have a clue.

    A good timekeeping site that may disappear when Congress cuts the budget (hope not)...

    http://www.time.gov
     
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