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#1 Posted by gkhan (1034 posts) -

Apparently, there's going to be a Breakfast and Ben today at 6:30 PM PST. What is a "PST"? I would assume that it's one of those dumb American timezones that for some reason doesn't use the "GMT+<offset>" format, so it's impossible to figure out what it is in local time. Since the dudes are in San Francisco, I'm assuming the "P" is "Pacific", which leads me to assume that it stands for "Pacific Stupid Timezone". Even if I did know what GMT offset was, it would be a pain in the ass to convert to local time, especially when the old site just did it for me.

Look man: I have no fucking idea when I should show up for anything on Giant Bomb any more. We use it as a joke, but right now the "Swatch Internet Time" thing is actually more useful than the actual clock thing. The old site did this perfectly, just converting the time whatever timezone I'm in. Please bring it back! Or at least a countdown or something.

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#2 Posted by soulcake (2461 posts) -

Yeah localization would be great , (the previous version had support for it). And yeah every scientific thing ever uses GMT, GMT should be a standard, also there should be a option for beats :D.

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#3 Posted by Onemanarmyy (3967 posts) -

Breakfast with Ben happens at 770 .beats

Will Carle adressed this issue at the GB subreddit.

That was a bug should be fixed now To clarify it still says PST but it's actually your local time... We're going to remove the PST tomorrow

So just tune in at 18:30 (or 6.30 PM) your time and you're gucci.

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#4 Posted by Humanity (18267 posts) -

Were they joking about adding something to the URL in order to get the time in .beats or is this a real thing?

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#5 Posted by gkhan (1034 posts) -

Breakfast with Ben happens at 770 .beats

Will Carle adressed this issue at the GB subreddit.

That was a bug should be fixed now To clarify it still says PST but it's actually your local time... We're going to remove the PST tomorrow

So just tune in at 18:30 (or 6.30 PM) your time and you're gucci.

Oh, ok, cool! Glad to hear it.

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#6 Edited by silens (32 posts) -

The current Upcoming box on the landing screen reads:

Quick Look: Black Bird (Today, 2:00PM PST)

Breakfast 'N' Ben - 11/07/2018 (Today, 1:30AM PST)

Quick Look: The Shapeshifting Detective (Tomorrow, 2:00PM PST)

Unprofessional Fridays: 11/09/2018 (Tomorrow, 7:00AM PST)

The first two items don't appear to be in chronological order, but is this just a remnant of the timezones being tied to the today/tomorrow labelling?

Edit: Forgot to mention, I'm in the UK, so currently on GMT (8 hours ahead of PST).

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#7 Edited by bathala (1321 posts) -

the time threw me off. (Japan here)

Breakfast with Ben is usually 1am (JPN) but it's showing 730pm tomorrow

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#8 Posted by Stuewe (46 posts) -

Ok, so now I see that the PST is gone, but something still seems weird. The current upcoming listing for UPF says "Tomorrow at 7:00 PM" That's 2 hours later than normal in my time zone. Is the time zone calculation broken, or is this UPF scheduled at a weird time?

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#9 Edited by frytup (1189 posts) -

@gkhan said:

Apparently, there's going to be a Breakfast and Ben today at 6:30 PM PST. What is a "PST"? I would assume that it's one of those dumb American timezones that for some reason doesn't use the "GMT+<offset>" format, so it's impossible to figure out what it is in local time.

Whut? No time zones put the GMT offset in the name of the time zone. CET = Central European Time, AEDT = Australian Daylight Time, etc.

But I sure hope this gets fixed before you have an aneurysm.

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#10 Posted by SethMode (1754 posts) -

@frytup: Between this thread and the one focused on the website changes as a whole, I'm a little worried about a number of people. I knew that this community could be persnickety as hell sometimes but holy cow.

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#11 Posted by StrikeALight (1256 posts) -

Just so we're all on the same level - possibly either convert it to .beats, or 'Brad Time'.

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#12 Posted by MerxWorx01 (768 posts) -

As someone in Cali who works during the day (while the crew is taping) I'm always amazed that there are so many people catching these video features live. A little jealous that I never get to join in on the chat stuff even though I would most certainly just post nonsense.

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#13 Posted by lokihellfire2008 (153 posts) -

@sethmode: me too....my eyes are wide as hell in disbelief at how "internet ragey" some of these complaints are...

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#14 Posted by Stuewe (46 posts) -

And now the times seem right. Thanks engineers!

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#15 Posted by MrCaseyJones (92 posts) -

I'm still having issues, I'm in PST but it says in the Upcoming that UPF is at 5pm, when it's always been at 3pm (and I do use .beats where it shows .083 which would be 5pm PST too).

Now, I am on Chrome portable off a USB, not sure if that messes things up, but my upcoming is still off by 2 hours (even after refreshing and restarting).

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#16 Posted by gkhan (1034 posts) -

I'm still having issues, I'm in PST but it says in the Upcoming that UPF is at 5pm, when it's always been at 3pm (and I do use .beats where it shows .083 which would be 5pm PST too).

Now, I am on Chrome portable off a USB, not sure if that messes things up, but my upcoming is still off by 2 hours (even after refreshing and restarting).

Mine says 12:00 AM and @000 .beats which is correct, @000 is midnight European time. It's weird that our .beats are different, the whole point is that it doesn't have timezones. The other upcoming show is correct as well.

(I love that we're using .beats to debug this thing)

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#17 Posted by MrCaseyJones (92 posts) -

@gkhan: I guess that's my problem: the .beats should be correct, which is why I switched to them because the time zones were wrong on my own Upcoming section.

But now the .beats and time zone times are wrong and I'm not sure why

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#18 Posted by omninom (5 posts) -

Wait, so is the site supposed to be automatically adjusting the time zone for upcoming shows, because I'm on the US east coast and the times I see on the site are all US west coast. This is going to be even more of a headache once California's new law to go with permanent daylight saving time goes into effect in the spring.

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#19 Posted by silens (32 posts) -

Times seem correct for me on the homepage, but the ordering of upcoming live shows in the Live dropdown are reversed/out of order.

The homepage shows Die Another Friday 002 before Unprofessional Fridays tomorrow (correctly), but the dropdown shows Unprofessional Fridays above Die Another Friday 002 (although the times are correct).