Author Topic: THUD  (Read 3485 times)

Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
THUD
« on: March 22, 2008, 04:43:59 pm »
ok, so obviously we need some sort of standardized timezoneless time measurement thing for coordinating our global online efforts.

i propose to name it

The Hours of Universal Discord

or

Time H-something Universal Discord

or whatever, so it spells out to THUD, which is a discordian word, and also can nicely replace the ticking of seconds with thudding. interpretation of the acronym is open for suggestions.

so, the system. a few thoughts:

1. i don't care where the zero/dateline is.

2. it's gotta be very easy to relate with your local time, because otherwise someone will say "April 1st, 23THUD" and you still don't know what time that is.

3. it's gotta be the same for everyone all over the world.

personally this would suggest to me a 24 hour time notation without daylight savings, centered on some arbitrary dateline (say 23 degrees west of Greenwich?). the minutes i don't care about, if you want 100, 60 or 73 in one hour, as long as we agree on something.

another, slightly geekier possibility is to base it off UNIX timestamps, which is the number of seconds since January 1 1970, 0:00 see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time

on the other hand, i just read about leap seconds, WHAT THE FUCK LEAP SECONDS

really.

obviously we're not the first people to muse about things like this, so we might as well steal something:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Time_scales

anybody got any brilliant ideas?
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

Verbal Mike

  • EVIL JOO
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 18693
  • This Time, It's Personal
    • View Profile
Re: THUD
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 12:45:01 am »
Couldn't we, umm, just use UTC? It's already the standard.
Unless stated otherwise, feel free to copy or reproduce any text I post anywhere and any way you like. I will never throw a hissy-fit over it, promise.

Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
Re: THUD
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008, 11:43:03 am »
okay.

pick a standard, ANY standard :D
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

Cramulus

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 130574
    • View Profile
    • Cramul.us
Re: THUD
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008, 03:51:35 pm »
I already use Discordian Eternal Time... it's 5:00.

http://jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscordia/discordian_holydays.html (see: Daytime)


Reginald Ret

  • 'Miserable Atrocianthrope'
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 38806
  • Interweb Gloryhole QC Inspector #23
    • View Profile
Re: THUD
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 12:45:24 am »
I think it would be easier to use the currently and commonly accepted system, therefore i propose using this new system i just came up with:

divide the day into three hours and call them:
 - Hangover (when the sun isn't yet straight above your throbbing head(and that shiny bastard is waaay too bright anyway));
 - Lunch (when the sun is sort of above you and the headache is over) and
 - Beertime (when you already ate that disgustingly hairy thing that was sold as a hotdog, but haven't regurgitated it yet)

and: tihi! you want discordians to not only use but create(!) a standardized thingy for improving coordination... seriously, what were you thinking...? though the idea of stealing someone else's idea does sound tempting...
Lord Byron: "Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves."

Nigel saying the wisest words ever uttered: "It's just a suffix."

"The worst forum ever" "The most mediocre forum on the internet" "The dumbest forum on the internet" "The most retarded forum on the internet" "The lamest forum on the internet" "The coolest forum on the internet"

Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
Re: THUD
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008, 12:55:01 am »
you speak great troofs, except for the fact that some of us are trying to coordinate stuff cross-timezone here, for O:MF.

it will be at 5:00, which is just about between lunch and beertime for your timezone. better move beertime a bit earlier for that one, though.
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

Iason Ouabache

  • Dark Lord of the Pit
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 77840
  • Genuine
    • View Profile
    • Twatter
Re: THUD
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 08:14:43 am »
Quote
I already use Discordian Eternal Time... it's 5:00.

And there was me thinking that it was 3am ...
:mrgreen: This place needs more obtuse KLF references.
You cannot fathom the immensity of the fuck i do not give.
    \
┌( ಠ_ಠ)┘┌( ಠ_ಠ)┘┌( ಠ_ಠ)┘┌( ಠ_ಠ)┘

Akara

  • Outlandish
  • ***
  • Posts: 3468
    • View Profile
Re: THUD
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 09:00:12 am »
Discordian time should be based on latitude rather than longitude... The Equator is the equivalent of GMT, and the poles shall be single dots of  no time rather than all time.  :musak:
It's like a palsy victim doing brain surgery with a pipe wrench.

Jasper

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 67367
  • Pull-Start Enema Wasteland
    • View Profile
Re: THUD
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 07:36:13 pm »
We could use relative terms, eg; Oh God Where Am I O'Clock for when you wake up, etc.

LMNO

  • Lubricated and Rabid Lungfish of Impending Sexdoom™
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 87066
  • Internet Fuckweasel of Haunted Pork Dimensions.
    • View Profile
    • Earfatigue Productions: When it has to sound like you give a shit.
Re: THUD
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008, 07:38:31 pm »
I think that time should be the entire live recording of Peter Frampton's "Do you Feel Like We Do?"

Woke up this morning
With a wine glass in my hand.
Whose wine?  What wine?
Where the hell did I dine?

Must've been a dream,
I don't believe where I've been.
C'mon! Let's do it again!

Jasper

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 67367
  • Pull-Start Enema Wasteland
    • View Profile
Re: THUD
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 09:33:21 pm »
That's basically perfect.

LMNO

  • Lubricated and Rabid Lungfish of Impending Sexdoom™
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 87066
  • Internet Fuckweasel of Haunted Pork Dimensions.
    • View Profile
    • Earfatigue Productions: When it has to sound like you give a shit.
Re: THUD
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 01:37:47 pm »
Plus, it has a vocoder.

Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
Re: THUD
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 02:17:05 pm »
wait, what? huH?

*goes to download*
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

AFK

  • We all
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 73111
    • View Profile
Re: THUD
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 02:22:53 pm »
I think, technically, it's a voice-Wah, but you'll probably like it anyway.   :D
Cynicism is a blank check for failure.

LMNO

  • Lubricated and Rabid Lungfish of Impending Sexdoom™
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 87066
  • Internet Fuckweasel of Haunted Pork Dimensions.
    • View Profile
    • Earfatigue Productions: When it has to sound like you give a shit.
Re: THUD
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2008, 02:39:13 pm »
Carrier wave, modulator signal.

Vocoder.