Re: Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill [HL]

2005-12-19 Thread Poul-Henning Kamp
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Markus Kuhn writes: The crudest approach would probably be I would be all for it :-) a) N+S America: use local time of Cuba (~ UT = - 5.5 h) Unless you substitute something other than Cuba, your proposal will never get one inch of

Re: Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill [HL]

2005-12-19 Thread Rob Seaman
On Dec 18, 2005, at 3:58 PM, Markus Kuhn wrote: Why is it important that our clocks give a +/- 30 minutes approximation of local astronomical time? Unimportant for some purposes. Important for others. Who ranks the relative merit? The key issue is surely a question of interoperability. As

Re: Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill [HL]

2005-12-19 Thread Clive D.W. Feather
Poul-Henning Kamp said: Not strictly on topic but probably of interest - a Bill in the UK House of Lords which I just came across when looking for something else: A Bill To Advance time by one hour throughout the year for an experimental period; and for connected purposes. the entire

Re: Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill [HL]

2005-12-18 Thread Markus Kuhn
Poul-Henning Kamp wrote on 2005-12-16 22:44 UTC: Now that EU got extended way east I think everybody expected the silly notion of one timezone for all of EU to die a rapid death but that might just wishfull thinking. Mankind could go even further, abandon the entire notion of time zones being