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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #200 on: May 27, 2022, 07:00:31 AM »

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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #201 on: May 27, 2022, 07:01:27 AM »

Oh, OK.  But, like, more than just him?
I've read serious proposals to reduce the number of time zones, but not get rid of them entirely (except as a joke).
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #202 on: May 27, 2022, 10:05:12 AM »

Bass players are underrated.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #203 on: May 27, 2022, 10:13:54 AM »

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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #204 on: May 27, 2022, 12:13:10 PM »

Time zones

Huh?  Are people advocating their abolition?

mgk920 here (thread locked): https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=31208.msg2718030#msg2718030

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Heck, I wouldn't mind us going to worldwide UTC ('Zulu'/Military) time instead and adjust our personal schedules accordingly.  No semi-annual clock changes, everyone yells "Happy new year!" at the same time and no time zone confusions.  Instead of it now being 1:20pm (1320) Central Daylight Time (UTC -5) as I post this, it would be 1820Z.

 :nod:

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There already is UTC and people who need it already use it.

As someone who worked on UTC/Z for much of my career, I appreciate it for what it is. But Time Zones are underrated because of all the good they do. Originally introduced to synchronize train schedules, they help coordinate everything from TV schedules to organizing family phone calls in far-flung cities. Few people appreciate them. It's a lot easier to work together when at worst you're on a different hour but the same minute from your partners in different cities rather than everyone being on their own time even in cities as close as St Louis and Kansas City. I'm sure our phones could handle constantly updating our time for location with every incremental change of longitude but I'm sure we'd all hate it. Most people would be surprised to find out they've only been around for about 150 years.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #205 on: May 27, 2022, 12:17:05 PM »

Time zones

Huh?  Are people advocating their abolition?

mgk920 here (thread locked): https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=31208.msg2718030#msg2718030

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Heck, I wouldn't mind us going to worldwide UTC ('Zulu'/Military) time instead and adjust our personal schedules accordingly.  No semi-annual clock changes, everyone yells "Happy new year!" at the same time and no time zone confusions.  Instead of it now being 1:20pm (1320) Central Daylight Time (UTC -5) as I post this, it would be 1820Z.

 :nod:

Mike

There already is UTC and people who need it already use it.

As someone who worked on UTC/Z for much of my career, I appreciate it for what it is. But Time Zones are underrated because of all the good they do. Originally introduced to synchronize train schedules, they help coordinate everything from TV schedules to organizing family phone calls in far-flung cities. Few people appreciate them. It's a lot easier to work together when at worst you're on a different hour but the same minute from your partners in different cities rather than everyone being on their own time even in cities as close as St Louis and Kansas City. I'm sure our phones could handle constantly updating our time for location with every incremental change of longitude but I'm sure we'd all hate it. Most people would be surprised to find out they've only been around for about 150 years.

I love the hilarity of me living in the Central Time zone and if the world run on Zulu time, me coming home from work at what would normally be 6:00 PM but instead the day changes suddenly.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #206 on: May 27, 2022, 12:29:15 PM »

Time zones

Huh?  Are people advocating their abolition?

mgk920 here (thread locked): https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=31208.msg2718030#msg2718030

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Heck, I wouldn't mind us going to worldwide UTC ('Zulu'/Military) time instead and adjust our personal schedules accordingly.  No semi-annual clock changes, everyone yells "Happy new year!" at the same time and no time zone confusions.  Instead of it now being 1:20pm (1320) Central Daylight Time (UTC -5) as I post this, it would be 1820Z.

 :nod:

Mike

There already is UTC and people who need it already use it.

As someone who worked on UTC/Z for much of my career, I appreciate it for what it is. But Time Zones are underrated because of all the good they do. Originally introduced to synchronize train schedules, they help coordinate everything from TV schedules to organizing family phone calls in far-flung cities. Few people appreciate them. It's a lot easier to work together when at worst you're on a different hour but the same minute from your partners in different cities rather than everyone being on their own time even in cities as close as St Louis and Kansas City. I'm sure our phones could handle constantly updating our time for location with every incremental change of longitude but I'm sure we'd all hate it. Most people would be surprised to find out they've only been around for about 150 years.

I love the hilarity of me living in the Central Time zone and if the world run on Zulu time, me coming home from work at what would normally be 6:00 PM but instead the day changes suddenly.

At least the US has multiple time zones. China is one big time zone meaning it can be rough on those in Xinjiang and Tibet which are more than 30į west of Beijing. (Each one hour time zone is theoretically 15į wide.) The same is true of India which, while not spanning as much longitude, is annoyingly +5:30 from UTC.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #207 on: May 27, 2022, 01:33:42 PM »

Bass players are underrated.

All the kids say "bassed" as a term of respect :-)
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« Reply #208 on: May 27, 2022, 01:55:02 PM »

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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #209 on: May 27, 2022, 02:08:55 PM »

This song:


I don't care what anyone says. The voice does not match the face.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #210 on: May 27, 2022, 02:17:54 PM »

This song:


I don't care what anyone says. The voice does not match the face.

Did anyoneĎs face match their voice during the synth heavy 1980s era?
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« Reply #211 on: May 27, 2022, 03:25:42 PM »

This thread.
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« Reply #212 on: May 27, 2022, 04:53:00 PM »

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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #213 on: May 27, 2022, 05:57:43 PM »

This song:


Itís a genuinely good song.

Are we referring to the original song or this bait version?
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #214 on: May 27, 2022, 07:36:52 PM »

Daylight saving time.

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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #215 on: May 27, 2022, 08:45:58 PM »

This song:


Itís a genuinely good song.

Are we referring to the original song or this bait version?

I have to admit I got a pretty good laugh out of this version.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #216 on: May 27, 2022, 09:27:18 PM »

This song:


Itís a genuinely good song.

Are we referring to the original song or this bait version?

Iíll leave that up to the reader.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #217 on: May 28, 2022, 08:06:11 PM »

Getting home from a trip and taking a dump on your own toilet with normal, decent TP instead of the thinner stuff most hotels provide. Massively underrated experience.
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« Reply #218 on: May 28, 2022, 09:56:12 PM »

This song:


Itís a genuinely good song.

Are we referring to the original song or this bait version?

Iíll leave that up to the reader.

That would take some dedication to just dance in place like that for ten minutes straight.
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« Reply #219 on: May 28, 2022, 11:23:32 PM »

This song:


Itís a genuinely good song.

Are we referring to the original song or this bait version?

Iíll leave that up to the reader.

That would take some dedication to just dance in place like that for ten minutes straight.
I mean, planking was a thing once.
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« Reply #220 on: May 31, 2022, 09:09:39 PM »

Getting home from a trip and taking a dump on your own toilet with normal, decent TP instead of the thinner stuff most hotels provide. Massively underrated experience.
Not if you're getting home from two weeks in Japan and its washlets.
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Re: __________ is/are underrated.
« Reply #221 on: June 13, 2022, 02:35:15 PM »

Two road related ones: right turn lanes and passing zones.
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« Reply #222 on: June 13, 2022, 04:48:11 PM »

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