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Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:58 pm

Our last record attendance was:

Most users ever online was 99 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:40 am

Australian Eastern Summer Time

Using that as a template... We can try to break our record of 99 on Dhamma Wheel's birthday! Try to login, if you can at the following time (or before, just stay active, refresh the index page), based on your timezone:

Las Vegas (U.S.A. - Nevada) Thursday, 31 December 2009 at 3:40:00 PM
Madison (U.S.A. - Wisconsin) Thursday, 31 December 2009 at 5:40:00 PM
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Thursday, 31 December 2009 at 6:40:00 PM
London (U.K. - England) Thursday, 31 December at 11:40:00 PM
Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 12:40:00 AM
Moscow (Russia) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 2:40:00 AM
Mumbai (India - Maharashtra) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 5:10:00 AM
Kolkata (India - West Bengal) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 5:10:00 AM
Bangkok (Thailand) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 6:40:00 AM
Beijing (China) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 7:40:00 AM
Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 7:40:00 AM
Auckland (New Zealand) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 12:40:00 PM

SEE YOU THEN ! ! !

(thanks to Ben for calculating these times!)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:25 pm

No problem David
Just to point out, those on the East Coast of Australia, the time for our 'bomb' is

Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart: 10.40 AM 1st Jan
Brisbane: 9.40 AM 1st Jan

My advice is for people to log on at least a few minutes early and perhaps say 'hello' here on this thread.
It'll be cool!
See you then!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby zavk » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:37 am

Fantastic idea, David and Ben!

Erm... I have a NYE party the night before but I'll do my best to wake up early enough just to log in. :)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:10 am

"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:12 am

I'll be at work :(. I'll try to get on but, alas, it's not likely. Hey, wouldn't it be good to get everyone into chat to celebrate! Chat is so rarely used here, maybe this 'bomb' will kickstart it :)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Fede » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:40 am

I've set my mobile 'phone alarm to remind me! I'll be here!! (Do we need to bring a bottle?) :jumping:
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Annapurna » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:51 am

:rofl:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Guy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:32 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 7:40:00 AM


You think I have nothing better to do at 7:40AM on new year's day than to log on to DhammaWheel?

...Well, you're right! Looking forward to it! :woohoo:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Vardali » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:41 pm

Forgive me, I am a blonde.
I am always getting confused with those time zones:

David N. Snyder wrote:
London (U.K. - England) Thursday, 31 December at 11:40:00 PM
Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Friday, 1 January 2010 at 12:40:00 AM
...


SEE YOU THEN ! ! !

(thanks to Ben for calculating these times!)


so, UK times I understand, this is 20 minutes to midnight on New Year's Eve in the UK.
I.e. the Berlin time (relevant for me) would be 00.40 hrs (in Germany) on New Year's Day, right?

All this AM - PM stuff is confusing for someone on a 24-hrs system :)

It would be good if you could confirm or correct my translation before I am wasting a good night's sleep for nothing ;)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:01 pm

Vardali wrote:All this AM - PM stuff is confusing for someone on a 24-hrs system :)

It would be good if you could confirm or correct my translation before I am wasting a good night's sleep for nothing ;)


For times with PM next to them, just add 12, for example:

3:40 pm = 1540
6:40 pm = 1840

with the exception of:

12:00 pm = 1200
12:00 am = 0000 (or 2400) midnight
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:05 pm

I am at work. I will log in, but will probably be a "silent participant". Happy Birthday!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Laurens » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:37 pm

Unfortunately I won't have access to a computer at that time. Sorry!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Rhino » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:42 am

I don't see any sense in this intention. In my opinion it is just another bigger, greater, higher,more, ... Samsara.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Guy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:53 am

Hi Rhino,

Rhino wrote:I don't see any sense in this intention. In my opinion it is just another bigger, greater, higher,more, ... Samsara.


While what you say is true in the short term, at least we are all going to be logging on to a website dedicated primarily to Dhamma discussion (and secondarily to fun and games). We could be all agreeing to log on at the same time to a website devoted to man vs bear hot dog eating contests, or worse! Therefore perhaps an act of indulging in the trivial will help bring us closer to the non-trivial.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:00 am

Will the web-server hosting dhamma-wheel be capable of dealing with, let's say 500 or more logins at once?
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Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:42 am

Hi Acinteyyo

acinteyyo wrote:Will the web-server hosting dhamma-wheel be capable of dealing with, let's say 500 or more logins at once?


I don't think it will be a problem. We had 99 on 14th November with no ill effects during or after.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Annapurna » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:19 pm

I never log out, does that count as logged in?

Berlin is also not my time zone I think.

Can somebody give me the time for Ansbach, Germany, or Nuremberg, I'm having such a hard time with calculations.

I might be asleep by 0.40 am too.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Rhino » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:31 pm

Annabel wrote:I never log out, does that count as logged in?

Yes, the users who are at the same time online will be counted.

Annabel wrote:Berlin is also not my time zone I think.

Can somebody give me the time for Ansbach, Germany, or Nuremberg, I'm having such a hard time with calculations.

Berlin is your timezone. In Germany we have not different timezones. 14:00 in Berlin is also 14:00 in Cologne. :smile:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Annapurna » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:47 pm

Oh, damn, you're right....

It is just the sun that goes up earlier in Berlin and another timezone for astrological charts.... :lol:

I need a vacation....lol....
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Re: Dhamma Wheel members online "bomb"

Postby Annapurna » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:50 pm

Am I also still logged in when my PC is turned off?

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