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Longitudes (was: Monster Arena bug?)
Posted By: Joona I Palaste, on host
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2004, at 04:39:14
In Reply To: Re: Monster Arena bug? posted by cheater200227 on Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at 17:05:31:

> > > BTW, if you're on the other side of the date line that is probably it.
> >
> > The Earth is round and there are no "poles" in the longitudes, so what counts as "the other side" of any longitude (for example the date line) is subjective.
> > EST is five hours behind UTC (previously known as GMT) and EET is two hours ahead of UTC. That means that if you go east from the Rinkworks server, I am seven hours ahead, without crossing the international date line. But if you go west, then I am seventeen hours behind, but you have to cross the international date line, so that adds one full day.
> > Based on this information, I would conclude that by "common sense", we are on the same side of the date line.
> From what I understand, one "side" of the date line means from the International Date Line to the Prime Meridian. So, if you're on the + side of the GMT, You should be on "the other side".
> And BTW, I'm not too sure that the game runs in EST. Might be an hour or two off.

We are using different definitions of "side", then. My definition was relative to one's current location while yours is absolute, based on the longitudes themselves.
This discussion doesn't have much to do with Monster Arena any more.

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