An update of the waiting game

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, May 3, 2018.

  1. Grench

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    Or 36 hours a day per Abydos on Stargate SG1.

    Though, then we could get into what methodology do they use to define, 'hour'. It could simply be a 22 Earth Hour day but local customs use a 36 Abydos hour day.

    After all, when discussing time on other planets, we'll have to specify the relative units.

    The Earth's moon goes around the Earth once every 28 Earth days and is near enough to being tidally locked. The day/night cycle, i.e. lunar day, would be 28 Earth days. If we lived on the Moon, we might divide Lunar nights into 28 Lunar Hours per Lunar Day based on when we see the same patterns on that blue thing in the sky. Dividing the 14 Earth days worth of sunlight up might be more difficult without some sort of independent timepiece... Yes, it gets more complicated than that. Enough detail for a side track on a news thread.
     
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    Agreed. If you can settle for 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35.244 seconds, then move to Mars once the colonisation begins.

    I sure hope the Pyra will be out by then. It is going to be a long trip.
     
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  3. Dark Pulse

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    Man, getting warranty repair service or new parts is gonna be a bitch.

    And while we know Mars has no shortage of three-breasted hookers, we might be looking for awhile for someone with a 3D printer. :(
     
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  5. SNESFAN

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    I've been a fan of the idea of decimal time (base 10 vs base 12) for a while. While you do only get 10 hour days, you get nearly twice the minutes per hour and seconds per minute.
    I just think it's a better system.
     
  6. Djoga'Ro

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    Nah, rather some power of two.
     
  7. Caine

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    Our time keeping system is not really base twelve, just based on twelvefolds for easy division.

    If you really want to keep base 12 time (dozenal), then check out chapter 3 of the Dozenal Metrology (TGM). Yes, there exist a bunch of people advocating that we all switch to base 12.

    Personally, I am curious what interplanetary time would look like, since time is currently largely measured in terms of the earth's rotation around its axis and the sun. While you can easily create a local time for each planet, keeping time independent of the planetary properties is not so obvious.

    All of this however, regardless of how interesting it is, has nothing to do with Pyra news. If people feel like discussing it, then let us take it to the offtopic section.
     
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    I don't care about measurements of hours;
    But simply when the Pyra might become ours.
     
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  10. Caine

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    And yet...two months take forever...
     
  11. Dark Pulse

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    So in the words of a certain synonymous person, "stay awhile and listen."
     
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    Deckard, is it really you?

    I wonder how many people got that reference? On the other hand - is this line still used in later Diablo games or just the first one?
     
  13. EvilDragon

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    Just waiting for one email from Greece so I can give a more accurate update.
     
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    Sounds exciting :)
     
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    They have broken the mould.
     
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  16. AVahne

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    Hey ED I've been wondering, how's the plastic quality of the Pyra compare to the Win 2? I got my Win 2 a couple weeks ago and have been in love with the build quality. The metal part aside, the plastic part feels nice and solid to me, so I'm wondering what I should expect from Pyra-chan when she arrives.
     
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    What's wrong with the metal part(s)?
     
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    Nothing at all, I just meant that I didn't want to include it in any comparison about build quality due to the Pyra not having any metal. I wanted to know how the plastic is between these two.
     
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  19. SONY

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    Ok thanks, that has made me feel more at ease, because I will be getting a GPD Win 2 soon-ish.
     
  20. matzesu

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    This was too expect for a GPD Win:
    Im also quite happy whit the Build Quality of my Win 1,5 ,
    Only Windows 10 on it is quite awefull..
    if I ever buy me a new Notebook, it will be one whit Linux..
    but the Pyra will be my new Notebook and for my Windows Games, i still have the Gpd Win, the only Game I ditnt try was GTA 4...
     

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