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It's like time travel!

I was supposed to go to bed early last night and wake up early today so I could do my weekly reporting thingy for unemployment. However, I was on the computer, and that is tremendously addictive. It finally got to the point where I decided to wait for 5:50 AM, because then it would be 7:30 in Iowa and I could do my reporting in online. So I did. Yes, that same 2 hour time zone difference which has been such an annoyance in the past worked to my advantage this time.

I imagine this is what time travel is like. Or time communication. How do you send a message 2 hours into the past? Just call someone 2 time zones to the west of you! :-) For the future, call someone several time zones east of you. If you do it right, you can send a message into yesterday or tomorrow! (It may even be possible to send a message 2 days forward or back, considering "midnight" and "the international date line.")

I heard that the international date line is shown on international NBC. *Giggles*

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brockulfsen
Oct. 13th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Greetings from 10:00am Tuesday
Australia, in America's future.

Always.

fayanora
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: Greetings from 10:00am Tuesday
A messenger from the future! Tell me, what are the winning lotto numbers?
kelly_holden
Oct. 13th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Hello from 11am Tuesday morning, then.
fayanora
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Another messenger from the future! Please tell me the winning lotto numbers? Or who wins some sports thing I might place a large bet on? :-)
brockulfsen
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
42,23,13,17,5,9

Up to you to find out which lottery and when.


fayanora
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
:-P

:-)
d4b
Oct. 14th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Over the years, such shifts in perspective (as Time is truly Relative) became natural to me, but here's something similar that threw me for a loop at first.

And I haven't worked it through, but I don't think you can cross two days at once. Put a different way, there's only one midnight "line" on the earth at any given time.
fayanora
Oct. 14th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Ah. Well, there are limits even to time travel. :-)
d4b
Oct. 14th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Pfft! Amateur! ;-)
chaoticfusion13
Oct. 14th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Greetings from... ah crap... the present! >_<

Heh, hope I wasn't part of the reason you stayed up too late. I have a hard time shutting up. *grin*
fayanora
Oct. 14th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
You were, but I would have been up anyway, and talking with you was lots of fun. :-)
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