On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, Nicholas Clark wrote:

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:02:02AM +0300, Richard Hainsworth wrote:
- Time Zone, which can differ from GMT by halves of an hour.

quarter hours in at least one place (Nepal)

This doesn't affect your reasoning.

Also, time zone abbreviations are ambiguous. PST can be
Pacific Standard Time, Pakistan Standard Time, Phillippine Standard Time.
Probably others are similarly overloaded.

EST = Eastern Standard time, ie. +1000 from GMT. Has anyone noticed that I'm referring to Australia? Both Aust. & USA have Eastern Standard Time, but they're quite different times :).

This means that even a well formed time string complete with timezone
abbreviation isn't actually absolute.

        That's why we use +1000 now :).

- The legal jurisdiction.

And oh gosh is *that* one fun. eg do we or don't we have daylight saving time?

...and are we starting 3 months early this year to accomodate the Olympics?


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