Hanna-Barbera Survivor

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Gord by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #1 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 05:03:08 AM EST
That's one of the funnier ones.

I'm going to call up Garmin and demand a mod that makes longitude 0 run through my house.
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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman

You can't do that! by mrgoat (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 06:43:40 AM EST
I already demanded they change the real longitude 0 to run through my house. Also, I live in a giant astrolabe. Pls Mv Nrth Str, KTHNX.

--top hat--
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We can both do it by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 06:46:05 AM EST
We'll just have the software do the conversion.
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I want my mod to change the real thing. by mrgoat (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 06:49:40 AM EST
I will not be satisfied until everyone else's garmin shows my giant astrolabe house as the center of the universe.

--top hat--
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I worked on a system by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 05:05:34 AM EST
where my colleagues referred to Unix time as UTC, and appeared to fail to understand that although they both begin with U, Unix and universal are different words. It was particularly galling as I was the one who was actually marshalling our different sources together and ensuring consistency.

Also, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 05:07:30 AM EST
I know the answer to this, but why oh why oh why is there a section in the Wikipedia article titled 'Unix time in Literature'?

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Thirdly, by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 05:48:55 AM EST
PST is GMT-8 and PDT is PST+1, so PDT is GMT - 7.

So they should be running their midnight scripts at 5 pm local time to run at DB midnight. Or more usefully at 7 am DB time to run at local midnight.

Of course PDT is CEST - 9. I hope that's not what's confused you, though.

D'OH! by ReallyEvilCanine (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 06:38:40 AM EST
You are correct. I was thinking CET as I typed. I do tell the various people the correct offsets and double-check before I send out the answers. Writing is personal and I was thinking about me vs. the West Coast rather than actual GMT offset, especially since I was supposed to have a conf call with a company in LA. They rescheduled so I'm already home.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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Yeah, by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 07:16:07 AM EST
I think the brain totally isn't wired for thinking about timezones, let alone crossing them. Not that it does well with other "add a negative to a positive" tasks, or fencepost errors, but I think the concrete detail of time and the fact that it has an instinctive abstract representation will just confuse learned abstract representations.

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+1 History Lesson by atreides (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 05:55:31 AM EST
i dunno by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 07:53:25 AM EST
i always like to receive an explanation of why. makes me feel more like they're trying to be helpful instead of looking at me like i'm a moron.

also, i would guess that if they just went with GMT it'd take about two weeks for everyone to be pretty capable of the conversion. it takes about that (or less) to be able to think in military time...at least, from what i noticed at work.
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People don't do any conversion by ReallyEvilCanine (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 08:03:21 AM EST
The only differences are where the DATETIME value comes from and how it's stored in the DB.

The conversion is done at the system level, and it's pretty simple. Change two settings to DST=TRUE, note the DB time and time zone, enter the DB server's local time zone, set user default time zone, done. Users don't see squat unless they're in a different time zone than the default, in which case they need to take 30 sec. to set their preferences.

The whole process takes most monkeys about 8 minutes including writing the E-mail to all employees telling them to set their time zones and setting up a system message with the same notification to pop up at log-in for the first NN days.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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ah, i see by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 08:36:01 AM EST
you just have lazy monkeys.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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I'd drive you thru the reservation, but you'd cry. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 01:21:53 PM EST
To their credit, they cut down a bunch of trees and built a nice casino.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Careful or I'll visit by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #15 Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 02:32:19 PM EST
Billy Frank Jr. would receive me as a guest instantly, even if I didn't hit the crap tables.^

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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Time Zones by dmg (2.00 / 0) #16 Sat Jun 23, 2007 at 07:41:33 AM EST
Its not as easy as you think!
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STFU UP ALL OF YOU. I haven't seen this many assholes in all my life.