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Anthony Allen Roach

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #90 on: July 12, 2012, 06:01:34 PM »

I blew the time for London.  "Its 11:00 p.m. on July 12th in London, which is on GMT. "  At the time I posted, it was 11:00 p.m. GMT, but midnight in London.  Apparently they've adopted a form of daylight savings time that takes them away from GMT half of the year.  I was hoping because they were British, they would be doing it better than the Americans. ;)  No offense meant to the people who drive on the left side of the road.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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« Reply #91 on: July 12, 2012, 06:05:52 PM »

I think they are posting local times and GMT ...

They are supposed to start that with today's update.

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, and using the days of the week and dates for the U.S. side of the International Date Line.

Yes.  From the dailies:

"Date links refer to U.S. days; Nikumaroro is on the other side of the date line, so it’s tomorrow there, but the ship will keep U.S. dating so that there is slightly less confusion."

"Housekeeping: Beginning with the 12 July update, times will be offered in local and GMT. This should help everyone figure out what time it is for where they are."

 
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richie conroy

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« Reply #92 on: July 12, 2012, 06:50:55 PM »

considering there is about 4 British an 1 Scouse member in forum's, i'll accept your blaming the 4 British members haha  :D ;D
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Guillermo

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #93 on: July 12, 2012, 06:57:42 PM »

This could be something like 'Nessie'?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYNJIFMNkg
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John Hart

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« Reply #94 on: July 12, 2012, 07:00:36 PM »

Hey, I gave them props for the good Bitters and forgot to mention the beetles. Being of Scottish heritage didn't worry about offending them but props for the single malts anyway.

Told everyone to ignore daylight savings time as not all country's, and not all US states, observe it. But the computer trick always works as it knows if it needs to apply it and will show that on your "select time zone" screen.  You can find all the other places on that screen too.

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Gary LaPook

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #95 on: July 12, 2012, 09:34:41 PM »

will they have started work there now ?

From the dailies.  I've inserted local times in bold:



I am writing this at 5:30 PM EDT.
If TIGHAR Niku Time (TNT) is GMT -11, that makes it 10:30 AM out there now (on July 12, because they are ignoring the date line).
But looking at the Dailies it is now clear that the KOK is keeping their clocks set to 10 hours behind Zulu, not 11. The Phoenix island keep their clocks set to 13 hours ahead of Zulu, (the same as 11 hours behind Zulu but plus one day of 24 hours) which is 17 hours ahead of EDT. The KOK is also ignoring that Kiribati has chosen to keep its date the same as west of the date line but the KOK is keeping the date as east of the date line, the same as the U.S.  so if they were to go ashore on one of the inhabited islands in the Phoenix's, their calender would be one day lower than those on shore and their clock time would be one hour ahead of the clocks on the island. This puts the KOK time six hours earlier than Eastern Daylight Savings Time. So your example, at 1730 EDT July 12th it was 1130 KOK time on July 12th and 1030 Phoenix Island time on July 13th.

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Gary LaPook

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #96 on: July 12, 2012, 10:54:20 PM »

If TIGHAR Niku Time (TNT) is GMT -11, that makes it 10:30 AM out there now (on July 12, because they are ignoring the date line).
But looking at the Dailies it is clear that the KOK is keeping their clocks set to 10 hours behind Zulu, not 11.

That is perfectly clear from the July 12 report, which was not available when I made my calculation.

You will notice, of course, that my proposition began with the word "if."  I couldn't find my source for the idea that they were using UTC -11, so I did not assert it unconditionally.   ::)
I modified my post and added the word "now."

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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2012, 07:34:53 AM »

I modified my post and added the word "now."

You da man!  :)

Thanks for helping to get it sorted out.
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2012, 08:04:31 AM »

Interesting to note that there is equipment problems on this expedition, as was the case with the previous expedition. Is there something down there that doesn't want to be discovered?
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Tom Swearengen

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« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2012, 11:59:35 AM »

seemed to work OK in Hawaii-----maybe the spirit of julia---I mean AE, is protesting a bit-----
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Randy Conrad

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« Reply #100 on: July 13, 2012, 04:43:06 PM »

WOW!!!! Maybe, their Friday the 13th came early! Then again....the crew should have gone to the island first thing and put sand on their faces as indicated by Ric at the conference in D.C. That seemed to work from previous expeditions. Anyway, like most underwater toys...dealing with electronics, technology, and salt water...you're bound to have a few glitches and gremlins now and then. Anyway, I just read my facebook posts and found out our wonderful Thomas King has changed his profile picture. And to think we've been searching for so long for this missing skull and bones for quite some time. Anyway, I had to laugh at his sense of humor! I'm sure the crew could use a good laugh after the first day of misfires per say. Anyway, in the past couple of days I've wondered if anyone has taken note of the little things that Amelia had in her possession at the time of her world flight. In one of the telegrams as indicated by the Purdue collection, it mentions that they traveled light. In one of the youtube videos it does indicate that she had only one briefcase (which was completely full) and occasionally she wore glasses. Does anyone else know what her and Fred had with them on that flight? We know she had fuel cans! What did they store their drinking water in? We know that she must have had luggage...but how much did she carry on board? Did they update their inventory list before they left Lae? Did they have any kind of flare system with them on the plane? How much rope did they have? Questions, that I'd like to hear from most of you on!!!

Also, on a serious note... If Fred had been drinking on the flight and they landed the plane...and the water supply ran out and he ran out of alcohol...what kind of life expectancy is there for someone like that, and does he fall prey to other things such as rubbing alcohol or other chemicals to supplement his drinking binge?
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richie conroy

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #101 on: July 13, 2012, 05:00:18 PM »

Randy you will find all your answers in previous forum topics, all 15 pages of them

everything you have asked, has been answered in general discussions

I think  :-\

anyways have any of you's been following this story of late ?  http://www.plmk.com/content/baltic-sea-underwater-mushroom-shaped-object-weird
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #102 on: July 13, 2012, 07:39:11 PM »

It's the old 'millennium falcon' story again Richie. Chewbacca denies it but, we know better.
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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« Reply #103 on: July 13, 2012, 08:18:01 PM »

Strewth, nearly lost the AUV!
Check out the latest daily report.
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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« Reply #104 on: July 13, 2012, 08:24:46 PM »

Sounds as though that reef face/seamount is as unfriendly as we thought it was. :-\
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