[CentOS] [OT] Re: New Standard/Daylight time-change dates in rhel4u2 butnot centos4.2?

Peter Farrow peter at farrows.org
Mon Nov 7 23:55:13 UTC 2005


Well,

You didn't disappoint too much,  the term "UTC" always makes me chuckle, 
and I always bait my friends across the water by pretending not to know 
what it is....

The French originally wanted zero Longitude to be through Paris,  but 
they changed in the end....

http://www.fi.edu/time/keepers/frick/res3.htm

I think this actually answers it all.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich_Mean_Time

Long live GMT...

P.





Bryan J. Smith wrote:

>Peter Farrow <peter at farrows.org> wrote:
>  
>
>>For those of us who live the promised land where GMT is
>>absolute time all the this "UTC" nonsense is of little
>>concern....
>>Those of you across the water cant even bring yourselves to
>>call it GMT, you have hide behind the label of "UTC", it is
>>GMT, Greenwich Mean Time at Zero Longitude...
>>Even Microsoft can get this right (see attached) ;-)
>>(can't wait for the barrage of replies to this one.....
>>tee hee....)  
>>    
>>
>
>You wouldn't happen to be a British national now would you? 
>;->
>
>I could be wrong, but I thought the reason why it is often
>referred to as "UTC" instead of "GMT" was to make it less
>"marketing" of the British geography?
>
>I'm sure that also has something to do with the French "Le
>Meridien" which is recognized in basically that country only.
>
>  
>
>>---> Brian, I'm ready: lay it on me.... at least 5
>>paragraphs please......
>>    
>>
>
>I already used up my quota on my other posts today, so I
>short-changed you.  ;->
>
>
>  
>
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