Kinetic Turtle wrote:This has been a rough few weeks for me, trying to balance life and art, and Marathon just hasn't really come into the equation much.
I hear that! I've been trying to balance Diablo 2, and Diablo 2.
-JC- wrote:It might have actually helped if you were mor specific on the time. The 12th (today) I understood but I have no idea what everyones timezone is nor do i know how to find out so it might have helped to explain to me and eveybody else that doesn't live near you...
Dodopod wrote:When it's 3PM Eastern time, it's 2PM Central, 1PM Mountain, 12 Noon Pacific, 11AM in Alaska, and 10AM in Hawaii.
I'm 13, I have NEVER been to a school that even closely talks about Timezones. Its all the same crap. You cannot possibly expect me to know timezones...though it is true i don't know my timezone...but still who cares, thus so far I didn't need to know and now i do FOR A VIDEO GAME? Seriously.Treellama wrote:You're wrong. It's not *nearly* that easy to figure out what time it is. Many states and parts of Canada switch to daylight saving time in the summer, but some like Hawaii and Arizona do not. Some states even go piecemeal, such as Indiana. The fact that he specified the time in EST, which almost none of the east coast is currently using, it being summer, doesn't help either. You shouldn't make fun of this guy for not learning something in school that I challenge you to figure out without using a website or timezone calculator.
That said, this guy could have used a website or time zone calculator--it would have been even easier if the contest initiator had specified the time in a zone people are actually using, or even better, GMT. Since I know my time zone is GMT-4 (EDT) in the summer and GMT-5 (EST) in the winter, it would have been easy to figure out if he'd said 20:00 GMT rather than 15:00 EST that he meant 4 pm, Eastern Daylight Time.
Edit: Oh, I see, you were making fun of him for not even knowing what time zone he lives in. Which, being Alaska, is pretty funny. My point stands about the difficulty of calculating things when only given a local time, though.
-JC- wrote:I'm 13, I have NEVER been to a school that even closely talks about Timezones. Its all the same crap. You cannot possibly expect me to know timezones...though it is true i don't know my timezone...but still who cares, thus so far I didn't need to know and now i do FOR A VIDEO GAME? Seriously.
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