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Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:40 am UTC
by Gadren
Oh, this is so true... this evening (5pm or so for me) I fell asleep on the couch, and now it's 1:30 am and I'm fully awake. I think that puts me between Greenwich and the rest of Western Europe...

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:55 am UTC
by Yla
Believe it or not, I actually go to bed at about 0:00 and my alarm is set to 8:00. (same timezone as my geographical location)

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:05 am UTC
by Dobblesworth
My sleep patterns on weekdays are usually 1am -> 7:30am, give or take 30 mins either way. In relation to a more conscientious Brit doing 10 - 7 ish, I would be on a raft a few hundred miles west on Ireland, and waking erratically early to paddle further out of the shark killing fields. When it gets to the weekend, I creep towards the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Hilarious xkcd.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:20 am UTC
by Nomic
On my off days I usally go to sleep somewhere between 11pm and 1 am, and wake up somewhere between 9-12am. Usually I set my clock to wake my up at 9 or 10 tho. My brother says I'm like a robot cause I nearly always get up right as my clock rings. Think I've turned it off and fallen asleep again twice last year (he does thta almost every time).

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:27 am UTC
by lira_riu
Well, I'm actually physically in Germany, but in the coming week I hoping to drift west and avoid jetlag when I fly home. I hope it works.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:07 am UTC
by DMJ
I'm physically in Britain, but chronologically somewhere mid-Atlantic. Curse you, Intarwebs! I've got more entertaining things to do than sleep because of you!

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:08 am UTC
by hideki
Hihi

Not sure where I should be atm, lol, going to bed at about 9am UTC and waking up probably 3pm, I seem to shift by 1-2 hours per day, not sure if that's usual, lol

At least I don't have to be up at any particular time usually -.o

I say noticing it's past 9 now and I don't feel very sleepy

I'm in England btw

Incidentally, this forum software breaks when used by people with multiple WAN IPs, picks another one and I have to login again even if I just logged in, clicked the autologin box this time, hopefully that will stop it noticing the IP changed -.-

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:22 am UTC
by Kwertee
How boring, I spend most of my days in UTC-12. There are now human settlements and only two small landmasses in this entire time zone.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:46 am UTC
by dharmamama
One of the reasons I started unschooling with my kids is my oldest son's natural clock makes him a night owl. He's at his most energetic and aware ~ 1 or 2 in the morning, our time.

Using this standard, based on the time he goes to bed, he's in Andyr, Russia, while we're on the East Coast of the US. No *wonder* it's getting harder to connect with him!

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:48 am UTC
by Xalerwons
skeptical scientist wrote:I'm in New Zealand at the moment.


Hello fellow New Zealander.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:03 am UTC
by Grego
I get what this comic is saying but somehow I feel that I don't understand it...

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:08 am UTC
by smallfried
I flew to New Zealand from Holland once and finally got into a normal working rhythm. On the way back a few months later the same thing happened :) I guess I have to keep traveling west to keep up with the normal working force. Anyone know any nice places in the Atlantic?

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:09 am UTC
by muku
Wow, this is so true. I'm actually happy from reading the posts here that I'm not the only one with an even weirder sleep schedule. Mine currently is roughly go to bed at 5am, get up at noon. Geographically I'm in central Europe, have to figure out where that puts me, timezone-wise...

People always talk about the very productive hours in the early morning. Maybe they're right, I just can't get myself to go to bed early enough to enjoy them unless I absolutely have to...
Then again, they also talk about how the best hours of sleep are before midnight. Well, screw that I say.

BTW, does anybody else notice that they hardly get tired (or at least don't notice it) if they're sitting in front of a computer? Must be some nerd thing. Suffice it to say, I sit in front of a computer a lot currently.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:22 am UTC
by Felstaff
I thought Randall was in my head once again, because I've been saying a lot recently, when someone asks me why I look so tired, that 'my body clock is set to Tokyo time'.

Then I realised I was just paraphrasing a Calvin & Hobbes sketch from a few years back.

Wikiquote says: 'My internal clock is on Tokyo time'

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:25 am UTC
by CheckYourInput
Izkata wrote:It is currently 2:40 AM in my timezone, I'm bored, and not sleepy in the slightest.

So I registered just to show ya'll this:

http://motaios.smackjeeves.com/xkcdsleep/

Dude, you totally stole my idea!!!

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:54 am UTC
by DarkRat
is it possible that this is the first comic where the figures have eyes? (well, at least the left one)

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:57 am UTC
by You, sir, name?
Izkata wrote:It is currently 2:40 AM in my timezone, I'm bored, and not sleepy in the slightest.

So I registered just to show ya'll this:

http://motaios.smackjeeves.com/xkcdsleep/


What timezone is it using? That's a pretty important piece of information. Without taking it into consideration, your page is lying about it's results in 23 cases out of 24.

Anyways, assuming I just woke up at 7 AM, I'm in NYC. A nice 7 hour diff from the local time zone.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:50 pm UTC
by psavach
I typically fall anywhere between Russia and Israel.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:58 pm UTC
by Fragrag
How odd. I've lived in Europe for the last five years yet I'm currently sleeping in Indonesian time, my home country. I should try and sleep earlier than 5 AM. I can see the sun coming up by then.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
by Sykotic1189
Physically Central time US, but mentally, somewhere in Russia

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
by esmooths
My main thought on this comic is:
Midnight to 8am? 8 hours of actual sleep?? Bah!

My sleep schedule varies quite a bit from night to night, though an "ideal night" would be in bed at 11pm, up at 6am or 7am depending on the day.
I'm not sure when the last time that actually happened was...

Coffee firmly in hand this morning.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:06 pm UTC
by kanavazk
I usually don't go to sleep until around 11:30PM to 2:00AM at night, and I usually don't wake up until 6:30AM to 11:30AM. So yeah.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:23 pm UTC
by TheDarkPsycho
If memory serves right (which it rarely does), didn't Cory Doctorow do a book about this kind of thing? I think it was called Eastern Standard Tribe....I think.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:25 pm UTC
by drahcir
Hello from Taipei!!! actually its good evening!

Ive been lurking around this forum for a long long time, finally time to say hello!

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:34 pm UTC
by GiantSnowman
It seems my sleep rhythm has moved to Kabul over the last few weeks (from GMT+1), I hope I don't get woken up by bombs soon.

-edit How come there's only one vowel in rhythm? It's a 2-syllable word!

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:01 pm UTC
by timt
What sleep times do you have to sleep to be in your own timezone? I'm guessing 11-7 is average, maybe even 10-6?

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:37 pm UTC
by aleflamedyud
BRRAAAAIiIIIINSSSS!!! from California.

How to calculate easily...

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:51 pm UTC
by trisweb
I came here sure that someone would have come up with a table or key of some kind to easily cross reference, but apparently not... yet.

Anyway, here's an easy way to calculate.

1. Go here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html
2. Enter time you woke up (leave off the minutes) and current location.
3. Click Calculate fixed time, then click "Sort by Time Zone"
4. Find 8 AM and choose your favorite city.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:51 pm UTC
by pyroman
sje46 wrote:
pyroman wrote:I think the fact that i am first posting about this comic at 3:30 in the morning (EST) says enough

REally? It's 3:19[EST] where I am . . .


oops... guess i read my watch wrong owell...

Re: How to calculate easily...

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:08 pm UTC
by Amalas
trisweb wrote:I came here sure that someone would have come up with a table or key of some kind to easily cross reference, but apparently not... yet.

Anyway, here's an easy way to calculate.

1. Go here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html
2. Enter time you woke up (leave off the minutes) and current location.
3. Click Calculate fixed time, then click "Sort by Time Zone"
4. Find 8 AM and choose your favorite city.

Thank you! I was trying to figure it out, but just kept getting confused.

I live in St. Louis, but it looks like I went to bed in La Paz and woke up in Sao Paolo. =)

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:15 pm UTC
by muku
That puts me squarely into New York time, which doesn't sound too exotic at all. At least until you figure the fact that I'm in central Europe into the equation.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:44 pm UTC
by Master Gunner
I've been known to go to bed in Manitoba, and wake up in BC. Although sometimes I go the other way and wake up in England.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:56 pm UTC
by britMonster
Hello from Anchorage, Alaska apparently!

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:02 pm UTC
by Random832
I'm off to get lunch from Denver, I guess

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:04 pm UTC
by Mr. Beck
Once again, Randall is reading my mind.
For the entire summer I have been referring to myself as being on Hawaii time (From Mountain). I would claim "No, I'm not wasting the day- I get just as many hours of porductivity as you- I'm just doing it from Honolulu."

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:08 pm UTC
by CaseyThr
For a while I had a pretty good schedule of 1AM - 6:30 AM (had to get up really early for school) then I got mono and it threw everything off...
Now that it's summer it's moved to about 4AM -11AM or 12 noon...I hate sleep schedules...they just can't stay the same can they?

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:12 pm UTC
by Kallisti
I've kind of given up on regular sleep schedules, several months switching between Scotland and New York with the occasional trip further west will do that to you. It seems permanent, though I'm told it's eventually worn off of other people.
I'm not too good at falling asleep less than 18 hours after I got up, but I have no trouble staying up late when I shift west or skipping a night of sleep when I go east (or stay up too late for too many nights) and I'm always equally horrible at waking up but once I'm up I stay awake.
I went to bed in Hawaii but I got up in Costa Rica, good thing they have coffee there.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
by Laogeodritt
This is totally me on summers, vacations and (to a lesser extent) weekends. XD Yesterday I went to bed a province east from where I used to live (that being Alberta), and this morning I awoke in Vancouver. 8D; I spent the other day in Hawaii then awoke on Tahiti. Yeesh.

I'm trying to stay around this area, now... well, if you assume said 0-to-8 o'clock schedule. (I usually go to bed two hours earlier than that when I have classes before nine the next morning.)

Microserfs

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:31 pm UTC
by acd
Interesting, that with two screens of comments noone has noticed brilliant reference to Douglas Coupland's "Microserfs".
Sad times when geeks don't know one of the geekiest books.

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
by Lazy Tommy
smallfried wrote:Anyone know any nice places in the Atlantic?


I hear the Azores are nice, or the Canaries if you like it a bit warmer. (I've never actually been to the former but can vouch for the latter.) Apart from those, and of course Iceland and Greenland, I don't think there is a whole lot in the Atlantic except water. :-)