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#223596 - 05/14/11 01:46 AM Re: It's 3 a.m.... [Re: quick_joey_small]
SonOfMartha Offline
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"the time zones only go in hour intervals . . ."

As a pedant, I have to say -- check out Newfoundland.

According to that source of all truth, Wikepedia, whistle

"in a few regions, half-hour or quarter-hour differences are in effect".
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#223602 - 05/14/11 04:38 AM Re: It's 3 a.m.... [Re: quick_joey_small]
MDinana Offline
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Until I moved here, I would have thought the same thing.

I think the time zones are officially in 1-hour increments, but it might be up to the local governments to set the time? I mean, I remember reading that the USSR ran entirely off Moscow time, so those on the Pacific coast were all screwy with their time vs day/night cycle.

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#223607 - 05/14/11 08:30 AM Re: It's 3 a.m.... [Re: Susan]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Which part of your mouth are you least fond of? :-)

Seriously; thanks. That'll teach me to trust diary inserts.

A woman once accused me of being (spelling phonetically) 'pedantik'. I wasn't standing for that! I told her straight; "I think you'll find it's pronounced 'pidantik'. :-)

By the way where does Wikipedia reputation for inaccuracy come from? I've never known it be wrong. But I only read the serious pages. No reason anyone would lie about a historical date say.
A lot of arguments would be solved if people checked it. Not to start a debate; but the so called climate change 'scientific' debate ended for me when I looked up the climate sceptics and almost none of them were climate scientists. It's not a debate between the scientists; it's a debate between the sceptics and the scientists.

Are the celebrity/sports etc pages deliberately filled with lies?

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>the time zones only go in hour intervals . . ."
>As a pedant, I have to say -- check out Newfoundland.
>According to that source of all truth, Wikepedia,

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#223612 - 05/14/11 12:01 PM Re: It's 3 a.m.... [Re: quick_joey_small]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Originally Posted By: quick_joey_small


>the time zones only go in hour intervals . . ." < As a pedant, I have to say -- check out Newfoundland.


Good point qjs. NFLD is a half hour incriment. They're in their own glorious, not so little, world over there on The Rock.
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#223624 - 05/14/11 06:54 PM Re: It's 3 a.m.... [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Originally Posted By: quick_joey_small
By the way where does Wikipedia reputation for inaccuracy come from? I've never known it be wrong. But I only read the serious pages. No reason anyone would lie about a historical date say.
A lot of arguments would be solved if people checked it. Not to start a debate; but the so called climate change 'scientific' debate ended for me when I looked up the climate sceptics and almost none of them were climate scientists. It's not a debate between the scientists; it's a debate between the sceptics and the scientists.

Are the celebrity/sports etc pages deliberately filled with lies?



When it comes to controversial or limited public knowledge topics, the entries are worthless. There a very limited amount of fact being held together with the proverbial "chewing gum, duct tape, and baling wire". It's a lot like the talking heads after a disaster. The more mundane stuff (i.e. hard sciences, literature, etc.) are reliable.
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