Re: vive le BIH!

2005-08-29 Thread Clive D.W. Feather
John.Cowan said: Another point made in the article, that GMT is a conventional name for the U.K.'s LCT, is all too true. No, it isn't. Recently I was to take part in a teleconference scheduled for such and such a time GMT. Since I live on a small island off the coast of North America, I am

Re: vive le BIH!

2005-08-29 Thread John.Cowan
Clive D.W. Feather scripsit: The problem here is Microsoft, whose software appears to believe that the current LCT here is GMT Daylight Time. How thoroughly stupid. Nevertheless, when I talked to the teleconference organizer, it became thoroughly clear that for him GMT meant the time on my

Re: vive le BIH!

2005-08-29 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], John.Cowan writes: Clive D.W. Feather scripsit: The problem here is Microsoft, whose software appears to believe that the current LCT here is GMT Daylight Time. How thoroughly stupid. Nevertheless, when I talked to the teleconference organizer, it became

vive le BIH!

2005-08-26 Thread Steve Allen
Australia's change to UTC is about to happen. http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,12070,1556764,00.html The most curious note is that Dr. Catchpole seems to think the BIH still exists. The BIH was vivisected at the end of 1987 so that the IERS could be created and assimilate its

Re: vive le BIH!

2005-08-26 Thread John.Cowan
Steve Allen scripsit: Australia's change to UTC is about to happen. http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,12070,1556764,00.html Another point made in the article, that GMT is a conventional name for the U.K.'s LCT, is all too true. Recently I was to take part in a teleconference

Re: vive le BIH!

2005-08-26 Thread M. Warner Losh
In message: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Steve Allen [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: : http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,12070,1556764,00.html The second is now defined not as the a fraction of a day, and therefore an even smaller fraction of a year. It is 9,192,631,770 periods of radiation