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The No Excuses Daylight Savings ShowTime Guide
« on: September 28, 2015, 08:50:10 PM »

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The Daylight Savings Time Guide:
Figuring Out the No Excuses Live Showtimes For Your Timezone
Never Miss a Live Broadcast of the Official No Excuses Podcast Because of Daylight Savings Time Ever Again!
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Part 1:



(((DO NOT SKIP THE FOLLOWING CLARIFICATION SECTION OF THIS GUIDE)))
Clarification About Many Things Found In This Guide

  • List of Abbreviations Used in This Guide:
    • "The Show" - The No Excuses Podcast Live Broadcast
    • "This Guide" - The shorted title of THIS Forum Post
    • "Showtime" - The time when the show STARTS AIRING LIVE
    • DST - Daylight Savings Time
    • UTC - Universal Time Coordinated (+0 UTC)This is NOT a timezone, despite it behaving very similarly to one. Instead, UTC is a time standard that always shares its currently recognized time with the official local time of GMT. Because it's not a timezone, UTC DOES NOT observe Daylight Savings Time. This post will use UTC for listing ALL other timezone's offsets.
    • GMT - Greenwich Mean Time (+0 UTC) This timezone's reference location is London, England. Some areas in this timezone DO OBSERVE Daylight Savings Time. Those areas switch to British Summer Time (BST, +1 UTC) during Daylight Savings Time. Despite being commonly used to define timezone offsets, this guide will NOT use this timezone for listing timezone offsets in other parts of the world.
    • EST - Eastern Standard Time (-5 UTC) This timezone's reference locations are New York City, New York and Atlanta, Georgia. Area's in this timezone DO OBSERVE Daylight Savings Time. They switch to Eastern Daylight Time(EDT, -4 UTC) during Daylight Savings Time.
    • EDT - Eastern Daylight Time (-4 UTC) This is the partner timezone for EST. It is switched to during Daylight Savings Time by residents of this area.
    • AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (+10 UTC) This timezone's significant reference location is Brisbane, Australia. SOME areas in this timezone do NOT observe Daylight Savings Time. However, other areas in this time zone will switch to Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT +10:30 UTC) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT +11 UTC). For the purposes of this guide, we will pretend none of this particular timezone ever changes to Daylight Savings Time. This is because the only location in this area, relevant to this guide, is Brisbane, Australia(which does NOT observe Daylight Savings Time)


  • Explanations of Relevant Names, Times, and Timezones:

    • Whenever this guide uses ANY name or title that can refer to the "No Excuses Podcast"; it is NOT talking about the live musical Preshow as well. Don't assume any section in this guide is EVER talking about the Preshow, unless the word "Preshow" is used to SPECIFICALLY mention it.

      This is even more important when this guide is discussing specific times for when the live broadcast of the show is supposed to start. When this guide mentions ANY times for the show, it is NEVER referring to the times for the live Preshow that begins airing 15 minutes to an hour EARLIER than the actual show. This guide will NEVER directly calculate times for the live No Excuses Preshow at ANY point.

      Everything in the above paragraphs is ESPECIALLY true regarding Brisbane, Australia's local time of Sunday 12:00pm(Noon) AEST +10 UCT; as this is when the live broadcast of the No Excuses Podcast begins for them. The reason no exceptions in this guide will be made for this timezone is because Brisbane, Australia NEVER changes to Daylight Savings Time at any point in the year. Since Brisbane don't observe Daylight Savings time, the information regarding when the show starts in Brisbane, specifically the local time, day of the week, and UTC offset, can be used to calculate the time the No Excuses Podcast begins airing in your timezone. The Significance of Brisbane's local time and timezone will be explained later in this guide.

      As a final note, please understand that all times grouped with timezone(s) in this guide will ONLY let you know the STARTING TIME for the show's LIVE broadcast in the TIMEZONE(S) THAT WERE SPECIFIED.


  • TLDR:
    • Located at the top of this guide is a detailed list of acronyms and abbreviations to help you out. The list contains descriptions and meanings of for most of the shorted titles, one word descriptions, and 3-4 letter acronyms that are presented in this guide.
    • Please remember that "The Show" and "The Preshow" are two distinct things that air at DIFFERENT times from each other every week.
    • This guide will NEVER discuss times for the preshow.
    • The times in this guide are only for the START of the LIVE show.
    • Any time paired with a timezone will give the showtime for ONLY the specifically paired timezone.


      I hope that helped clarify some things for everyone. You're now prepared to read the REAL guide.



Adjusting Live Showtimes Around Daylight Savings Time

  • If Standard Time is Active in Your Local Area:
    • The time you must tune into the live show will be one hour EARLIER than when you were on Daylight Savings Time. If you tuned into, and were on time for, the beginning of the show at 10:00pm your time during Daylight Savings Time; then now you will have to tune in at 9:00pm in order to be on time for the start of the show.

  • If Daylight Savings Time is Active in Your Local Area:
    • The time you must tune into the live show will be one hour LATER than when you were on Standard Time. If you tuned into, and were on time for, the beginning of the show at 9:00pm your time during Standard Time; then now you will have to tune in at 10:00pm in order to be on time for the start of the show.

  • If Your Local Area DOES NOT Observe Daylight Savings Time:
    • If you country or area DOES NOT OBSERVE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, such as Fernurion's local time zone of Australia Eastern Standard Time(AEST, UTC+10), then the show will remain at the SAME time for you all year round!

  • Addressing The Rumor That Show Times Will Be Off by Two or Three Hours Some Weeks In Certain Parts of The World:
    • Showtimes for the No Excuses Live Podcast will NEVER vary by more than one hour. This is true for all timezones anywhere on the planet. The only reason your local showtime may move +1 hour or -1 hour twice a year, is because Daylight Savings Time has started or ended in YOUR timezone. The reason for this is because we have anchored the start of the show to always begin at Fernurion's local time of 12:00P.M. AEST. We do this because his area doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time. Because the show is anchored to Fernurion's local time, the show ALSO doesn't move with daylight savings time. This lets simply adjust our individual local showtimes by one hour twice a year. We saw this as the best option; because instead of having everyone randomly moving towards, away, or along with the show. Now everyone simply moves the show forwards or backwards an hour AFTER they have already adjusted their clocks. We will do our best to try to help everybody calculate what time is showtime for their local time zones when it comes time to change the clocks. I hope this guide helps you make every LIVE Saturday No Excuses show year round; despite the asinine tradition of everyone jumbling their clocks twice a year. ><


I Hope this first half of the guide helps everyone make the live Saturday shows on time! Part 2 will be here once it's completed. Part 2 will contain all the different ways to calculate various times and timezones around the planet.


Love Y'all!
-Ari
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 09:54:09 PM by Aristile »
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Re: The No Excuses Daylight Savings ShowTime Guide
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 08:52:08 PM »

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