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« on: May 22, 2007, 22:59:16 EDT »

While on IRC, wondering about talking to people possible across the world, I can't help but wonder what time zones people are in.

It would really help me get a perspective on how the board operates, I guess, understanding how people visit the boards relative to where they are. I mean, here in central Kentucky it can get a bid wonky because, though I'm in Eastern (GMT-05:00) if you go East not too far you get into Central (GMT-06:00). So I can't help but being confused with people wanting to go to bed at what for me is 9:00 PM, only to realize for them it might very well be two in the morning.

It'd also be helpful for understanding when IRC is going to be the most active, as I'm likely to be on sometime around GMT (let's see, about from Nine till maybe Eleven, but that's minus five, so I add five, I think which comes to fourteen and sixteen... no, wait, carry that around... you subtract twelve from that, that's it, for) 2:00 - 4:00 A.M.

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 01:48:58 EDT »

I'm in Central (CST/CDT)
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 01:55:13 EDT »

Tokyo time over here. (As I type this, it's exactly 2:55 PM)
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 02:02:30 EDT »

As of this typing it is 2:01AM, Wednesday 23rd of May, 2007 Common Era, Eastern Standard Time Zone, Daylight Saving Time in effect.

GWM/UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time, GWM/UTC -5 during Standard Time.
We are the 'latest' Time Zone in the United States; that is, during Noon, it is 11AM in Central, 10AM Mountain and 9AM Pacific. Hawaii and Alaska exist further out. If it's 9PM to you and people are wanting to go to sleep they are most likely further east of you, where it is even later; in your scenario it's likely they are in the United Kingdom where at 9PM it would be 2AM of the next day. That is; when it's 9PM to you on Tueday, they have already began Wednesday.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 03:00:50 EDT »

You can /ctcp time <nick> people on IRC. It doesn't really get too active, from my experience, though. 2 or 3 people at most, usually.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 04:22:28 EDT »

It's 2:20 right now here in Edmonton. Add eight hours to have my time in France (I'll be back there in about a week).
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 05:02:19 EDT »

10:00am here in England right now. We're on BST (British Summer Time) at the moment as opposed to the usual GMT...

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 08:33:33 EDT »

EST/EDT here as well (UTC-5 outside the Daylight Saving Time period, UTC-4 at the moment).
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 08:37:29 EDT »

It would really help me get a perspective on how the board operates, I guess, understanding how people visit the boards relative to where they are. I mean, here in central Kentucky it can get a bid wonky because, though I'm in Eastern (GMT-05:00) if you go East not too far you get into Central (GMT-06:00). So I can't help but being confused with people wanting to go to bed at what for me is 9:00 PM, only to realize for them it might very well be two in the morning.

Hang on, you go east to get to a place that's one hour behind you? That's several different shades of wrong.

Oh, and I'm GMT/GMT+1 (northern hemisphere) as well.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 11:41:12 EDT »

I've never quite figured out how to deal with daylight savings and timezones. GMT+10 usually, no idea during summer.
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2007, 12:01:24 EDT »

It would really help me get a perspective on how the board operates, I guess, understanding how people visit the boards relative to where they are. I mean, here in central Kentucky it can get a bid wonky because, though I'm in Eastern (GMT-05:00) if you go East not too far you get into Central (GMT-06:00). So I can't help but being confused with people wanting to go to bed at what for me is 9:00 PM, only to realize for them it might very well be two in the morning.

Hang on, you go east to get to a place that's one hour behind you? That's several different shades of wrong.

Oh, and I'm GMT/GMT+1 (northern hemisphere) as well.
Probably a typo since Central is west of Eastern (I'm in EDT at the moment)
I will be in GMT+1 starting September though..
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2007, 13:00:46 EDT »

It would really help me get a perspective on how the board operates, I guess, understanding how people visit the boards relative to where they are. I mean, here in central Kentucky it can get a bid wonky because, though I'm in Eastern (GMT-05:00) if you go East not too far you get into Central (GMT-06:00). So I can't help but being confused with people wanting to go to bed at what for me is 9:00 PM, only to realize for them it might very well be two in the morning.

Hang on, you go east to get to a place that's one hour behind you? That's several different shades of wrong.

Oh, and I'm GMT/GMT+1 (northern hemisphere) as well.

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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 13:32:10 EDT »

It would really help me get a perspective on how the board operates, I guess, understanding how people visit the boards relative to where they are. I mean, here in central Kentucky it can get a bid wonky because, though I'm in Eastern (GMT-05:00) if you go East not too far you get into Central (GMT-06:00). So I can't help but being confused with people wanting to go to bed at what for me is 9:00 PM, only to realize for them it might very well be two in the morning.

Hang on, you go east to get to a place that's one hour behind you? That's several different shades of wrong.

Oh, and I'm GMT/GMT+1 (northern hemisphere) as well.

>.> I thought I already explained it. Anyways, Northern/Southern hemisphere shouldn't matter as to what time it is; unless more of the world has Daylight Saving Time than America, and I thought it was kinda a North-America thing. (Speaking of; we should just 'spring foward' and stay sprung; even in winter.)
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 13:35:30 EDT »

>.> I thought I already explained it. Anyways, Northern/Southern hemisphere shouldn't matter as to what time it is; unless more of the world has Daylight Saving Time than America, and I thought it was kinda a North-America thing. (Speaking of; we should just 'spring foward' and stay sprung; even in winter.)

More of the world than America does have Daylight Savings Time. As I said earlier, Britain is currently on BST, and both Australia and New Zealand have DST as far as I'm aware.
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 14:35:40 EDT »

I am in BST too.  (But here they call it Irish Summer Time).
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