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From: Scott Robert Ladd <>
To: John Bradford <>
Cc: Bill Davidsen <>,
	Hanna Linder <>, jw schultz <>,,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: LSE conference call
Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 11:33:22 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

John Bradford wrote:
> 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.

Ah, but if you had a GPS system available, and a database of time zone 
boundaries, you could adjust on-the-fly for different jurisdictions. 
I've dones somethign of the sort recently for a client; the main problem 
lies in the accuracy (and size) of the database. Indiana, for example, 
presents unique challenges, with its patchwork implementation of DST...

Scott Robert Ladd
Coyote Gulch Productions (

  reply	other threads:[~2003-05-02 15:21 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
2003-05-02 15:33               ` Scott Robert Ladd [this message]
2003-05-03 14:17                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2003-05-03 22:11                   ` H. Peter Anvin

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