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From: John Bradford <john@grabjohn.com>
To: davidsen@tmr.com (Bill Davidsen)
Cc: hannal@us.ibm.com (Hanna Linder), jw@pegasys.ws (jw schultz),
	lse-tech@lists.sourceforge.net,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org (Linux Kernel Mailing List)
Subject: Re: LSE conference call
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 19:26:22 +0100 (BST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200304251826.h3PIQMNg001890@81-2-122-30.bradfords.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.96.1030425134717.16623B-100000@gatekeeper.tmr.com> from "Bill Davidsen" at Apr 25, 2003 01:55:03 PM

> Last week I went to Arizona from New York. It went like this: Sunday
> morning 1hr forward for DST. Sunday later, 2hr back for central timezone. 
> Sunday later 1hr more back, Arizona doesn't do DST, except... Monday, 1hr
> forward again, the Navaho nation in AZ does do DST. At that point I set my
> watch to GMT and told local time by the sun! Oh well, lots of brewpubs,
> it's always time for a beer. 

Ah, but assuming that you had a compass to calculate the local time
offset, (ignoring DST), anyway, you could have used that to calculate
the _local_ time without looking at your watch at all ;-).  However,
you wouldn't be able to calculate the timezone you were in.

John.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-04-25 18:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-04-18 17:44 LSE conference call John Bradford
2003-04-18 19:58 ` Cliff White
2003-04-18 22:08   ` William Lee Irwin III
2003-04-19 10:03     ` John Bradford
2003-04-22 17:43     ` Hanna Linder
2003-04-22 17:49       ` John Bradford
2003-04-23  1:13         ` jw schultz
2003-04-25 17:55           ` Bill Davidsen
2003-04-25 18:26             ` John Bradford [this message]
2003-05-02 15:33               ` Scott Robert Ladd
2003-05-03 14:17                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2003-05-03 22:11                   ` H. Peter Anvin

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