Avalon's Time Warp--the auction announcement

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Postby polarbee on Thu Nov 15, 2001 5:01 am

Now see, I'd like to know how this funky Avalon time warp occurs? I mean, wow. 9pm on the East coast, yet midnight on the West. Perhaps the force of Avalon is causing the planet to spin the opposite direction? That must be it. <P>*polarbee is highly amused, yet hasn't had enough sleep lately, so everything she says must be taken as the rantings of a deranged lunatic* <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P><P>------------------
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Postby K A H on Thu Nov 15, 2001 5:58 am

But if the planet's spinning in the opposite direction, shouldn't time be going backwards? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"> (And I took two years' worth of physics courses at university.... I should know better <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">)<P>There must be a lot of confused art connoisseurs sitting there scratching their heads, wondering if it finishes at 9pm EST (2am GMT, or now) or midnight PST (8am GMT, or when I'm supposed to wake up to go to lectures). Mind you, I'm skint, so I never had a prayer of winning a piece of original art anyway. It mattereth not to me one way or t'other.<P>K.A.H.
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Postby Josh Phillips on Thu Nov 15, 2001 6:01 am

The Earth is rotating normally now.<P>(GRAH... HATE TIME ZONES)<P>JOSH.
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Postby SabrStrykMkII on Thu Nov 15, 2001 6:58 am

Phantasy Star Online had a system devised by Swatch (.beat) designed to eliminate time zones. Too bad it really didn't work/get used at all.<P>Seriously, it was a silly idea. Basically, it divided a day into 1000 increments, and set 0 at midnight in Switzerland. Same damn thing we used already.<P>And this was supposed to be a feature? I think they only advertised it because they crippled PSOv1 so they could profit off v2.
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Postby Josh Phillips on Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:11 am

Stupid Swatch beats... it'd work if the time divisions weren't so arbitrary. I'm all for a global time scale with a common zero-point, but it *still* has to be based on astronomical time units (what with there being night and day and seasons and all).<P>What was the "metric" time system, anyway? I seem to remember some kind of proposal made on that. The second is the metric unit of time, so it must have still been based around that.<P>JOSH.
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Postby Shatteredtower on Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:12 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Josh Phillips:
<B>The Earth is rotating normally now.<P>(GRAH... HATE TIME ZONES)<P>JOSH.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>But... but... no more time warp? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif">
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Postby gwalla on Thu Nov 15, 2001 8:45 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by K A H:
<B>But if the planet's spinning in the opposite direction, shouldn't time be going backwards? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Only in Superman: The Movie. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Fuzzymoose on Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:17 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shatteredtower:
<B> But... but... no more time warp? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Nope. No more time warp, now that Josh has fixed the earth's rotation.<P>Nope. No more time warp, now that Josh has fixed the earth's rotation.<P>Nope. No more time warp, now that Josh has fixed the.... DRAT! Josh, it's sticking again!<P>"'ave ye given it a good smack?"<P>Aye.<P>"Then phone a temporal mechanic! I cannae help ye!"<P>
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Postby Fool on Fri Nov 16, 2001 4:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shatteredtower:
<B> But... but... no more time warp?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Only one thing to do about that...<P>
<I>LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!</I>
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Postby Death of Rats on Fri Nov 16, 2001 8:24 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fool:
<B> Only one thing to do about that...<P>
<I>LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!</I></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ach Fool! I wanted to post that one! Let me join in...<P><I>It's just a jump to the left...</I>
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Postby Josh Phillips on Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:04 am

/me nukes the thread before it is allowed to continue<P><I>*NUKE*</I><P><BURNS>Excellent.</BURNS><P>JOSH.<P>------------------
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Postby Fool on Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:28 am

*crawls out of the rubble, shakes off some fallout, and stands up*<P><I>AND THEN A STEP TO THE RIGHT!</I>
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Postby Darth Avatar on Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:39 am

* braves the massive doses of radiation *<P><I>PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HIPS</I><P><P>------------------
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Postby Death of Rats on Fri Nov 16, 2001 11:23 am

*scrambling out of the debris, looking around in bewilderment*<P>[Keanu]Woooaaah![/Keanu]<P>And I thought, the"blow-the-whole-castle-up"-scene occurred on the other end of the movie...<P>*sneaking away to avoid Josh's wrath*<P>------------------
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Postby Darth Paradox on Sun Nov 18, 2001 10:36 am

*<i>Darth Paradox calibrates his orbital assault laser...</i>*
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Postby Fool on Mon Nov 19, 2001 9:25 am

*starts shaking up a bottle of BOOM*
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