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From: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Subject: Re: LSE conference call
Date: 3 May 2003 15:11:17 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <b91eq5$j2s$> (raw)

Followup to:  <>
By author: (Eric W. Biederman)
In newsgroup:
> Scott Robert Ladd <> writes:
> > 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...
> Indiana doesn't do DST.  But it is true that people on the edges of the state
> like to know what time it is for their neighbors across the border.  

Part of Indiana does DST, part of it doesn't.  In particular, the
parts of Indiana is in the CT timezone (Gary area) *does* do DST.


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      reply	other threads:[~2003-05-03 21:59 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
2003-05-03 14:17                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2003-05-03 22:11                   ` H. Peter Anvin [this message]

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