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Sunday is quiz

  1. Oct 12, 2011 #1

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    Sunday is quiz!!!!

    Announcing the Physics Forums Quiz
    Sunday October 16th 2011
    20:00 GMT or 15:00 CST or 22:00 Brussels time

    This coming Sunday will see another Physics Forums Quiz during Sunday's chat session. The quiz is just for fun and all are welcome! The quiz will take place in the dedicated quiz chat room. All interested members are invited to join and/or participate in the contest. Simply by joining the room, you are eligible to participate in the quiz. You may join and leave at any time.

    Rules
    1. The quiz is purely for fun, anyone taking it too seriously will be slapped with a fish!
    2. The FIRST member to answer the question correctly as determined by what is displayed on the quiz master's chat screen will receive 1 point. The quiz master will acknowledge the answer by saying "{NAME} correct".
    3. The quiz master's decision is final (even if ultimately wrong! :tongue2:).
    4. Members in the chat room are asked to not carry any conversation other than answering the question, or seeking clarification during each round. There will be a break between each round where members may seek clarification on any answer that was given during the previous round. However, points will not be reallocated.
    5. Members should use white font only, with no decorations (such as bold, italics or underlining).

    Format
    The will be two rounds:
    1. Science, Nature & Technology
    2. History
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2011 #2
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    Great, I plan to partake.. but ..

    History :yuck:
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 #3
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    I'm going to miss it :( taking another practice GRE.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 #4

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    I hope it's ancient history!!
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 #5
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    Just be patient Evo, it soon will be.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 #6
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    I hope I can play, I have so much to do for Monday.
     
  8. Oct 13, 2011 #7

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    Do it on Saturday.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2011 #8
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    I am planning to work on it the entire weekend. I was hoping for a break this weekend after studying math all last weekend (Fri-Sunday).
     
  10. Oct 15, 2011 #9

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    Reminder!!

    Many people will have other things to do, but I hope there will still be some people enjoying the quiz!!
     
  11. Oct 15, 2011 #10
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    I might be able to make it after all, depending on what is happening with the practice exam at 4:00. I doubt very seriously I'll still be testing at that time, it will probably be all lectures by then. *crosses fingers*
     
  12. Oct 15, 2011 #11
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    people studying on a sunday?

    you need to get a life!

    take an hour out for the quiz and then get back to your books if needs must
     
  13. Oct 15, 2011 #12
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    I won't be able to participate. :(

    20:00 GMT means around 2:30 am here. :(
     
  14. Oct 15, 2011 #13

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    Call me stupid. EST is five hours behind GMT. Wouldn't that make CST 6 hours behind GMT?

    Is it Daylight savings or something? Did Jesus come out of the cave and see his shadow?
     
  15. Oct 16, 2011 #14

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    Yeah, I think it should be 2000 GMT or 1400 CST.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2011 #15

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    I think micromass intended 15:00 CDT. :smile:

    If the next quiz is on Sunday 30 October, that will be interesting... :wink:
     
  17. Oct 16, 2011 #16
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    Not without fur, he didn't. That raises more cans of worms.
     
  18. Oct 16, 2011 #17

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    Except Amercans do not usually distinguish between CST or CDT, we always say CST, so micro is correct for Americans.

    The time is 3pm CST (or 1500 military time) (yes it's also DST, but we don't change what we call it). On tv they usually just say Eastern, Central or Pacific.
     
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  19. Oct 16, 2011 #18

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    The confusions we get!!

    I found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Time_Zone_%28North_America%29" [Broken]:
    "In Canada and the United States, time observed in the zones is colloquially and generically referred to as Central Time (CT), while in Mexico, time in the zone is Tiempo del Centro. More specifically and officially, occupants of the American and Canadian zones are using Central Standard Time (CST) when observing standard time and Central Daylight Time (CDT) when their jurisdictions observe daylight saving time in the spring, summer, and autumn months."



    If I interpret this correctly, saying CST when CDT is meant, is plain wrong (whether people do it or not).
    But saying CT (colloquially) should be okay...
     
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  20. Oct 16, 2011 #19

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    I still don't get how both EST an CST could both be joining at 1500...
     
  21. Oct 16, 2011 #20

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    We also don't use military time. So quiz time is 4pm EST, 3pm CST, and 1pm PST.

    We be smart enough to know what time of year it be. Arrrgh. :biggrin:
     
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