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  1. (11:21:49 AM) zlaxy: Today is 72 Chaos, Daytime Holliday
  2. (11:21:49 AM) zlaxy: Back in the old days, the world was on many conflicting systems of keeping time. While three-quarters time might prevail in one area, elsewhere it was spare time or springtime or due time or ragtime. So on Chaos 72, 3050 YOLD (March 13th of 1884) a bunch of pundits from all over the world met in Washington, DC, and decided everyone should employ Standard Time (used by Standard Oil of New Jersey), based on Greenwich Mean Time (the time I was using in the meantime in Greenwich Village). Far from perfect, this solution allows it to be one time in London at the exact moment it is some other time entirely in New York or San Francisco or Moscow. So, on 72nd Chaos, we Discordians protest this confusing state of affairs by telling anyone who asks, any time, that it is 5 o’clock — because, somewhere, it is. If they check with another source or, say, note that the sun is directly overhead, we explain we only said that it was 5 o’clock because it is Daytime. Discordian Eternal Time solves the whole problem of confusion about time by making it, in fact, 5 o’clock everywhere, always. But, unfortunately, most societies would rather do things the complicated way.
  3. (03:42:51 PM) tg: zlaxy: overhead, we explain we only said that it was 5 o’clock because it is Daytime. Discordian Eternal Time solves the whole problem of confusion about time by making it, in fact, 5 o’clock everywhere, always. But, unfortunately, most societies would rather do things the complicated way. <- Crestomanci: Some brazilian discordians, myself included, have been using the metric clock for a while, it's perfect
  4. (03:42:51 PM) tg: because it divides the day in two periods of 5 hours each instead of 12
  5. (03:43:48 PM) zlaxy: you mean decimal clock?
  6. (03:44:09 PM) zlaxy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time
  7. (03:44:16 PM) tg: Crestomanci: Yeah
  8. (03:44:25 PM) tg: Crestomanci: That's what I mean
  9. (03:44:32 PM) zlaxy: that's cool i was going to go over this watch in the coming years
  10. (03:44:50 PM) tg: Crestomanci: We call it the saint-discordian clock here
  11. (03:45:00 PM) tg: looking4afix: ó o auê aí ó
  12. (03:45:06 PM) zlaxy: i planned to change the software and hardware that surrounds me for thic clock system
  13. (03:45:37 PM) zlaxy: @Crestomanci do you have ready software for this?
  14. (03:46:51 PM) zlaxy: maybe there is some kind of ready-made library or algorithm?
  15. (03:47:03 PM) tg: Crestomanci: Right now it's 04:07:68
  16. (03:48:06 PM) tg: zlaxy: @Crestomanci do you have ready software for this? <- Crestomanci: Only thing I have is a widget on my blog, which I stole from some other discordian blog, that shows the correct current date and time
  17. (03:48:37 PM) zlaxy: @Crestomanci please touch me on it
  18. (03:48:42 PM) zlaxy: is it php code?
  19. (03:48:44 PM) tg: Crestomanci: http://peraiblog.blogspot.com/ you can see it on the top of the right side
  20. (03:49:09 PM) zlaxy: I have an idea. How do you look to reconcile the Erisian time in Russian and Portuguese, and then just let the English-speaking world know about it.
  21. (03:49:20 PM) tg: Crestomanci: I don't even remember how it was coded our how I managed to copy it from someone else and paste on mine
  22. (03:50:11 PM) zlaxy: The fact is that the standard time is based in London. The beginning of the decimal day is most likely based on GMT +/-
  23. (03:50:45 PM) zlaxy: In different time zones - different times, the starting point. I propose to adjust the decimal time so that it is the same on the entire planet.
  24. (03:50:54 PM) tg: Crestomanci: Yes it begins together with the greyface clock
  25. (03:52:05 PM) tg: Crestomanci: It would be interesting to have one global erisian timezone, but where would hour zero sync with the greyface clock?
  26. (03:52:20 PM) zlaxy: And i propose to place a reference point not in London but somewhere else. This is what I propose to coordinate with.
  27. (03:52:24 PM) tg: Crestomanci: Maybe in some remote Pacific island where no one lives
  28. (03:52:50 PM) zlaxy: good idea
  29. (03:53:15 PM) tg: Crestomanci: Maybe on Rapa Nui
  30. (03:53:33 PM) tg: Crestomanci: Because they have huge statues with grey faces
  31. (03:55:06 PM) zlaxy: very good idea. statues with grey faces on ground and and brown bodies under ground: http://pics.utro.ru/utro_photos/2012/05/28/951big.jpg
  32. (03:55:10 PM) tg: wacko_wizzard: Not bad
  33. (03:55:58 PM) tg: wacko_wizzard: Make idea Great Again!
  34. (03:59:57 PM) zlaxy: @Crestomanci please stay on touch. i hope this year i will find time to do a software project of this (and i also have plans to make an hardware electronic 10 hours watch on cheap arduino controller). When the software will be ready, it will be possible to announce this Single Erisian Time to entery world (when it becomes a world standard, we will have to come up with something non-uniform)
  35. (04:01:36 PM) zlaxy: the main thing is to make a universal software library for conversions i think
  36. (04:02:03 PM) zlaxy: so that it can be used on any desktop or website
  37. (04:14:48 PM) zlaxy: @Crestomanci found, your java script widget is REAL-TIME CLOCK (c) 2009 por Tiago Madeira
  38. (04:14:49 PM) zlaxy: https://paste.ussr.win/pnhmycvtp
  39. (04:54:24 PM) tg: zlaxy: @Crestomanci found, your java script widget is REAL-TIME CLOCK (c) 2009 por Tiago Madeira <- Crestomanci: I remember Tiago Madeira, he was active in the discordian community ten years ago, back when I became a discordian myself
  40. (04:54:42 PM) tg: Crestomanci: Haven't heard of him since
  41. (04:58:58 PM) zlaxy: @Crestomanci https://tiagomadeira.com/

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