ggh wrote:and wow - what dedication! Soldering at 4am! So… who here pronounces the l and who doesn't?
Yes, I pronounce it with the I, soldiering
balthasar_s wrote:No. The frames appear at 2:00, 6:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 22:00 (in my timezone). It's 17 now. Still one hour until next frame. […]
We should use UTC, because each frame has its own page on xkcd.mscha.org
, and each such page gives a "Date/time" for the frame using UTC, as follows:
: 2015-10-16 23:00 UTCt-1_0204
: 2015-10-17 03:00 UTCt-1_0205
: 2015-10-17 07:00 UTCt-1_0206
: 2015-10-17 11:00 UTCt-1_0207
: 2015-10-17 15:00 UTCt-1_0208
: 2015-10-17 19:00 UTCt-1_0209
: 2015-10-17 23:00 UTCt-1_0210
: 2015-10-18 03:00 UTCt-1_0211
: 2015-10-18 07:00 UTCt-1_0212
: 2015-10-18 12:00 UTCt-1_0213
: 2015-10-18 16:00 UTC
does not yet exist)
time would be UTC + 2 hours, and your log does not show the recent shift of 1 hour).
I ONGed frame 0210, and it was just a bit past 0300 UTC at that point, but not 03:30 yet so Newpixbot had not yet posted. I then reported frame 0211 as having been "late", and indeed frames 0212 and 0213 have been an hour late as well. The lateness of frame 0211 is not indicated on its page (xkcd.mscha.org/vieweraftertime/1942).
I thought of "daylight savings time", but that seems unlikely. The southern hemisphere would be starting
Summer Time, so if the frames were coming from there, it would have caused the next frame to show up an hour early. The U.S. and Canada do not switch back to winter time until early November, and in Mexico about a week from now (link
). I didn't bother to check other parts of the world because although it was Sunday morning (when the clocks change), it would have been well past 3 AM local time in all parts of the world except the Americas.
(Edit: I thought I was looking at CEST but I was thinking CET in my mind and messed up the comment about the balthabotlogs.)