open All Channels
seplocked EVE General Discussion
blankseplocked UTC?
 
This thread is older than 90 days and has been locked due to inactivity.


 
Author Topic

Shania L'monde
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:28:00 - [1]
 

Why the sudden hate on GMT?

CCP always used to quote times according to the prime meridian, or Greenwich Mean Time, but now all of a sudden this UTC nonsence is creeping in?

Stop pandering to americans already.

Moon Shadowfall
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:31:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Moon Shadowfall on 13/07/2011 22:34:09

It's the same as GMT....and Americans can't get their own timezones straight. GMT vs UTC.--doesn't matter.

However, I DO find it entertainingly stupid that Non-US citizens always have to read evry change as something for the "Americans".

Domer Pyle
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:32:00 - [3]
 

lol, UTC is more or less equivalent to GMT, so they're not pandering to us americans :P

Johannes Alexodia
Caldari
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:35:00 - [4]
 

Thanks but its a french thing not american. Thanks for the Credit tho. We will happily take credit for creating the French TAI which is what UTC is based off.

Discrodia
Gallente
Symbiosis International
Moose Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:38:00 - [5]
 

It's funny that you immediately revert to saying 'stupid Americans' when this stupid american knew that UTC was the same as GMT right off the bat.

Temre Audeare
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:40:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Temre Audeare on 13/07/2011 22:40:24
Maybe it's because there's so many stupid Britons who confuse GMT and BST? I'm British myself, and we have our share of idiots too...

Noceur-01 Tiers
Amarr
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:46:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Moon Shadowfall
Edited by: Moon Shadowfall on 13/07/2011 22:34:09

It's the same as GMT....and Americans can't get their own timezones straight. GMT vs UTC.--doesn't matter.

However, I DO find it entertainingly stupid that Non-US citizens always have to read evry change as something for the "Americans".

I find it amusing that you count "evry"one else in because one guy doesn't know.

Tiven loves Tansien
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:47:00 - [8]
 

GMT is gay

UTC is respect

Moon Shadowfall
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:57:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Noceur-01 Tiers
Originally by: Moon Shadowfall
Edited by: Moon Shadowfall on 13/07/2011 22:34:09

It's the same as GMT....and Americans can't get their own timezones straight. GMT vs UTC.--doesn't matter.

However, I DO find it entertainingly stupid that Non-US citizens always have to read evry change as something for the "Americans".

I find it amusing that you count "evry"one else in because one guy doesn't know.


I was commenting on the fact that the OP felt the need to blame "Americans" for a cosmetic change, not the fact that they didn't know the URC vs. GMT thing.

I suppose I should apologize for mistyping a single word and bringing out the "evry" spelling POH-LEECE. <sheesh>

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2011.07.13 22:58:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Blane Xero on 13/07/2011 22:59:18
UTC = Universal Coordinated Time / Coordinated Universal Time.

It's essentialy a more Scientific GMT, and yet not.

Originally by: Thou Lord, Wikipedia
UTC is closely related to Universal Time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and within informal or casual contexts where sub-second precision is not required, it can be used interchangeably.

Time zones around the world can be expressed as positive or negative offsets from UTC as in this list.

Ineka
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2011.07.13 23:03:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Shania L'monde
Why the sudden hate on GMT?

CCP always used to quote times according to the prime meridian, or Greenwich Mean Time, but now all of a sudden this UTC nonsence is creeping in?

Stop pandering to americans already.


Heya fellah's

Not the only ones having conexion issues, I'm euro player and can't connect now for a few hours or get disconnected almost directly...

Some small issues during a few hours, nothing really important, pretty sure I'll be able to connect tomorrow.

Be patient people.

Mintoko
Gallente
Taedium In Perpetuam
Posted - 2011.07.13 23:41:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Ineka
Originally by: Shania L'monde
Why the sudden hate on GMT?

CCP always used to quote times according to the prime meridian, or Greenwich Mean Time, but now all of a sudden this UTC nonsence is creeping in?

Stop pandering to americans already.


Heya fellah's

Not the only ones having conexion issues, I'm euro player and can't connect now for a few hours or get disconnected almost directly...

Some small issues during a few hours, nothing really important, pretty sure I'll be able to connect tomorrow.

Be patient people.


I think you're posting in the wrong thread...

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.14 00:33:00 - [13]
 

GMT, UTC, real men use Zulu.


Valentina Valentia
Caldari
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.07.14 00:37:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: stoicfaux
GMT, UTC, real men use Zulu.




I agree!... and Zulu's have their own time-zone!... and Shaka-savings time! [kidding]

I go with: [dum dum dum...] - EVE TIME!...or ET!

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.14 00:59:00 - [15]
 

UTC makes them sound all cool with people who think UTC is somehow better than GMT when the two are exactly the same.

malaire
Posted - 2011.07.14 05:30:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker
UTC makes them sound all cool with people who think UTC is somehow better than GMT when the two are exactly the same.

Actually they are not exactly the same.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time:
"UTC is closely related to Universal Time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and within informal or casual contexts where sub-second precision is not required, it can be used interchangeably."
...
Since the difference between UTC and UT1 is not allowed to exceed 0.9 seconds, if high precision is not required, the general term Universal Time (UT) may be used.
In casual use, when fractions of a second are not important, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) can be considered equivalent to UTC or UT1. Saying "GMT" often implies either UTC or UT1 when used within informal or casual contexts. In technical contexts, usage of "GMT" is avoided; the unambiguous terminology "UTC" or "UT1" is preferred."

Kitsune Tsuki
Amarr
L'Opaline
Posted - 2011.07.14 05:30:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Valentina Valentia
Originally by: stoicfaux
GMT, UTC, real men use Zulu.




I agree!... and Zulu's have their own time-zone!... and Shaka-savings time! [kidding]

I go with: [dum dum dum...] - EVE TIME!...or ET!


Sak... shaving... time?

Maybe I'm ready for a monocle.

5nake pliskan
Caldari
Posted - 2011.07.14 05:36:00 - [18]
 

because Coordinated universal time (UTC) is what tech runs on, not GMT
your computers, phones and most of the tech in the world syncs to UTC and the atomic clocks that regulate it.

however unless you are counting fractions of seconds its pretty much identical to GMT.

Erid Tangor
Posted - 2011.07.14 06:23:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Erid Tangor on 14/07/2011 06:24:12
Originally by: Kitsune Tsuki


Sak... shaving... time?

Maybe I'm ready for a monocle.


Dr. Evil: "At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my *********. There really is nothing like a shorn *******... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it."

Edit: Seriously... proper medical terms for male anatomy are censored. ****ing ****

Valentina Valentia
Caldari
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.07.15 00:34:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Kitsune Tsuki

Edit: Seriously... proper medical terms for male anatomy are censored. ****ing ****


Yes, the world is not ready for male anatomy... please refrain from reminding us that half the world have unmentionable genitals... it is disturbing. Boobs anyone? Big floppy fake b**bs? - see that isn't censored... it's a kinder, gentler world w/o male maypoles! Wink


 

This thread is older than 90 days and has been locked due to inactivity.


 


The new forums are live

Please adjust your bookmarks to https://forums.eveonline.com

These forums are archived and read-only