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

Bryan J. Smith thebs413 at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 8 00:11:29 UTC 2005

Peter Farrow <peter at farrows.org> wrote:
> Well,
> You didn't disappoint too much,

I know all about Greenwich v. Paris.  ;->  Farrow sounded
English, although I'm not up on all of the origins of various
surnames in the Greater Commonwealth of the United Kingdom
and his territories.

E.g., and unlike most Americans, I don't call everything a
"British accent."  I want to smack all my fellow Americans
who say such to Australians and others.  Besides, despite
never leaving the US, I pride myself on knowing differences
between the main London, southern isle, Welch (oh God do I
love women with such enchanting vocals ;-), Scottish and, the
one most Americans can't stand, Manchester (although beyond
those main ones, I can't tell much difference).

> the term "UTC" always makes me chuckle,

Well, there's a more technical reason as I pointed out.

> and I always bait my friends across the water by pretending
> not to know what it is....

Sorry, not that clueless (despite never have left the US, nor
seen even half of it).

> 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...

Remember, it was our American President that forced the
Which begs the question ...

Is it all just results of American rise and influence?

Or the greater British conspiracy spanning a half millenia to
father, spurn then support a new nation to further it's
agenda and economies using the same language?

Many doubt this theory.  But unlike most Americans, I do not
miss the subliminal but key fact that at the entrance of the
main exhibit of the US National Archives where you can view
the Declaration of Indepdenece and US Constitution, the
British Magna Carta is prominently displayed as basically the
key, pre-requisite document.

And even before the French really got involved in our little,
planned rebellon on our side of the world (away from the
European theater that was there well before our conflict), we
were negotiating a treaty with the British to end it.  That
led the Spanards to push the French to retaliate to change
the original terms of (what would be) the Treaty of Versai to
make the Americans a colony of France.

Oh there are so much that Americans know so little about!

Shall I continue?  (yes, I know, I will off-list ;-)

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