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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    "this work of fiction is not entirely accurate to reality"

    yeah, no shit

    Yes, but it can be a fun conversation about how something isn't accurate to reality.

    sure, but if someone isn't interested in having that conversation it doesn't mean that they can't handle hearing criticism of a thing they like

    Look man, Tyson isn't going up to people and demanding they address these points he's making. He's tweeting these idle thoughts out into the internet in his own personal space.

    and people are giving him crap because they think those thoughts are silly

    I don't see why that's such a big deal

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    All Time Zones have an implicit modifier attached to them. Look up a location and you can see its digression from GMT, which makes matching any two time zones literally an addition problem. An 8 year old can do it.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Yo fuck Rocket: Robot on Wheels

    You got way saltier over Luke dissing on Rand, man!

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Recently I completely sincerely mistook a Dawkins tweet for a Dawkins Parody tweet

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Yo fuck Rocket: Robot on Wheels

    You got way saltier over Luke dissing on Rand, man!
    Fuck both of those things!

    Luke

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited December 2015
    All Time Zones have an implicit modifier attached to them. Look up a location and you can see its digression from GMT, which makes matching any two time zones literally an addition problem. An 8 year old can do it.

    The fact that timezones are not completely even can be a bit of a mess sometimes. Also Daylight Savings fucks with them

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    "this work of fiction is not entirely accurate to reality"

    yeah, no shit

    Yes, but it can be a fun conversation about how something isn't accurate to reality.

    sure, but if someone isn't interested in having that conversation it doesn't mean that they can't handle hearing criticism of a thing they like

    Look man, Tyson isn't going up to people and demanding they address these points he's making. He's tweeting these idle thoughts out into the internet in his own personal space.

    and people are giving him crap because they think those thoughts are silly

    I don't see why that's such a big deal

    Because some people like to invent a narrative surrounding these thoughts that is incongruent with reality

    Like for example, just totally randomly off the dome, the believe that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a guy who gets upset over people enjoying sci fi because it don't square with science

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    The other problem w Australia is I dont know where any of the cities are because I'm an ignorant american so I have to look up the city and then calculate the time

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    All Time Zones have an implicit modifier attached to them. Look up a location and you can see its digression from GMT, which makes matching any two time zones literally an addition problem. An 8 year old can do it.

    DST can toss a spanner in the works though, because uuuugh fuck DST. Still though, if you need to be told a time that's literally 1-3 hours different from another then you need to work on your maths.

    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    "this work of fiction is not entirely accurate to reality"

    yeah, no shit

    Yes, but it can be a fun conversation about how something isn't accurate to reality.

    sure, but if someone isn't interested in having that conversation it doesn't mean that they can't handle hearing criticism of a thing they like

    Look man, Tyson isn't going up to people and demanding they address these points he's making. He's tweeting these idle thoughts out into the internet in his own personal space.

    and people are giving him crap because they think those thoughts are silly

    I don't see why that's such a big deal

    Because some people like to invent a narrative surrounding these thoughts that is incongruent with reality

    Like for example, just totally randomly off the dome, the believe that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a guy who gets upset over people enjoying sci fi because it don't square with science

    hey you know what

    fuck off

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    All Time Zones have an implicit modifier attached to them. Look up a location and you can see its digression from GMT, which makes matching any two time zones literally an addition problem. An 8 year old can do it.

    The fact that timezones are not completely even can be a bit of a mess sometimes. Also Daylight Savings fucks with them

    Half-hour timezones and inconsistent adoption of DST (Arizona!) do make things a bit messier sometimes.

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    DST is the dumbest thing.

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Dst is fine now that everything does it automatically

    Except... the 3ds??

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Arizona! may not be R&H's best work but I like it more than Oklahoma! The humor is much more dry.

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Dijon, Salami and Tomato.

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    The other problem w Australia is I dont know where any of the cities are because I'm an ignorant american so I have to look up the city and then calculate the time

    It's generally pretty easy, cus like 80% of the population live in the same time zone.

    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    The other problem w Australia is I dont know where any of the cities are because I'm an ignorant american so I have to look up the city and then calculate the time

    I have clients at work all over the world, and they usually only identify by city. Fortunately Wikipedia lists the time zone 90% of the time and most of them are cool if I just reference my local time or GMT. And Outlook automatically handles the time zone for meeting requests.

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Time Zones make sense because the way we tell time is relative to the position to the sun above us. Yeah if we go out and colonize other planets we'll need a more universal measurement, but for while we're just on Earth it's fine.

    Daylight Savings Time is garbo no matter how you look at it.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Kilroy wrote: »
    "this work of fiction is not entirely accurate to reality"

    yeah, no shit

    Yes, but it can be a fun conversation about how something isn't accurate to reality.

    sure, but if someone isn't interested in having that conversation it doesn't mean that they can't handle hearing criticism of a thing they like

    Look man, Tyson isn't going up to people and demanding they address these points he's making. He's tweeting these idle thoughts out into the internet in his own personal space.

    and people are giving him crap because they think those thoughts are silly

    I don't see why that's such a big deal

    Because some people like to invent a narrative surrounding these thoughts that is incongruent with reality

    Like for example, just totally randomly off the dome, the believe that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a guy who gets upset over people enjoying sci fi because it don't square with science

    hey you know what

    fuck off

    Dude like there are straight quotes that show this is not the case

    I'm sorry you're upset but thats just not true about the guy

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    I like dst cause I don't like going home in the dark and my circadian rhythm will never be healthy anyway

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrds

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Dst is fine now that everything does it automatically

    Except... the 3ds??

    DST bugged me because Japan doesn't do it which made figuring out the time back home one extra step.

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    Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    man i love wearing suits

    helps that i look damn good in them

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    man i love wearing suits

    helps that i look damn good in them

    well yeah thats the point of suits!

    I would actually wear them more if the place I lived wasn't so damned hot

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    Aistan wrote: »
    Time Zones make sense because the way we tell time is relative to the position to the sun above us. Yeah if we go out and colonize other planets we'll need a more universal measurement, but for while we're just on Earth it's fine.

    Daylight Savings Time is garbo no matter how you look at it.

    Yeah if we want to talk about unrealistic sci-fi concepts how the hell did they ever standardize time

    Think about the jet lag of interplanetary travel when the planets have different day lengths

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    I like dst cause I don't like going home in the dark and my circadian rhythm will never be healthy anyway

    The thing is, during the time when DST is active, it's sunny until, like, 9 PM anyway, and during the time when it's not active, the sun works less hours than I do, so it's impossible for me to beat it home.

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    -Tal wrote: »
    I like dst cause I don't like going home in the dark and my circadian rhythm will never be healthy anyway

    The thing is, during the time when DST is active, it's sunny until, like, 9 PM anyway, and during the time when it's not active, the sun works less hours than I do, so it's impossible for me to beat it home.

    Oh dst is forward the summer not back in the winter, huh

    OK then yeah fuck dst

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    I like dst cause I don't like going home in the dark and my circadian rhythm will never be healthy anyway

    The thing is, during the time when DST is active, it's sunny until, like, 9 PM anyway, and during the time when it's not active, the sun works less hours than I do, so it's impossible for me to beat it home.

    Oh dst is forward the summer not back in the winter, huh

    OK then yeah fuck dst

    Spring forward, Fall back.

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Aistan wrote: »
    Time Zones make sense because the way we tell time is relative to the position to the sun above us. Yeah if we go out and colonize other planets we'll need a more universal measurement, but for while we're just on Earth it's fine.

    Daylight Savings Time is garbo no matter how you look at it.

    Yeah if we want to talk about unrealistic sci-fi concepts how the hell did they ever standardize time

    Think about the jet lag of interplanetary travel when the planets have different day lengths

    Scifi things often have 2 times, local time and a standardized time for bureaucratic resons that usually mirrors wherever the seat of government is.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    I like dst cause I don't like going home in the dark and my circadian rhythm will never be healthy anyway

    The thing is, during the time when DST is active, it's sunny until, like, 9 PM anyway, and during the time when it's not active, the sun works less hours than I do, so it's impossible for me to beat it home.

    Oh dst is forward the summer not back in the winter, huh

    OK then yeah fuck dst

    spring forward, fall back

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