Saturday, March 12, 2011

Techical difficulties...

I'm sure everybody's gotten to see plenty of talking heads in UTC -5:00 having horribly lagged conversations with field reporters in UTC +9:00 over the last couple of days.

Roomie put up a pretty cool post explaining things like the "Double Hop" and the "Amanpour Nod".

7 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Funny thing is, back in the Ye Olden Times of the Apollo Moon Missions, I remember that everyone was told over and over that there would be a 3-4 second gap between saying "Marco" and hearing it, and the same gap would occur when you yelled "Polo" back. Now we've gotten even slower over the past 40+ years? Must be that Federale Mandated 5 Second Wardrobe Malfunction that's screwing things up. Obviously, it CAN"T be that the members of the Lamestream Media don't know how to count to 10, could it?

Jim said...

What they need is a little info graphic in the corner of a clock symbol unwinding to depict the delay in the intelligence getting from one end to another. It can't be that hard.

Jim

Gewehr98 said...

Still have Zulu time set on my Datum Symmetricom master clock here at home. Everything is Z+ or Z- from that. :-)

Old NFO said...

Great post and she is absolutely correct. We see it all the time on Sat VTCs, but we 'know' it's there.

Stretch said...

It is NOT Zulu Time! It is Greenwich Mean Time.
Damn Whiggery running amok. *pours self more port*
mutter-mutter-carp-moan

rickn8or said...

I wonder how many man-centuries of trans-Pacific phone calls have been taken up with the phrase "Well, what time is it where YOU are?".

George said...

I thought it was "Coordinated Universal Time".

Regards.

wv = routzera. I swear.