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    SubjectRe: LSE conference call
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    Followup to:  <m1ade4cdxl.fsf@frodo.biederman.org>
    By author: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > Scott Robert Ladd <coyote@coyotegulch.com> writes:
    >
    > > John Bradford wrote:
    > > > Ah, but assuming that you had a compass to calculate the local time
    > > > offset, (ignoring DST), anyway, you could have used that to calculate
    > > > the _local_ time without looking at your watch at all ;-). However,
    > > > you wouldn't be able to calculate the timezone you were in.
    > >
    > > Ah, but if you had a GPS system available, and a database of time zone
    > > boundaries, you could adjust on-the-fly for different jurisdictions. I've dones
    > > somethign of the sort recently for a client; the main problem lies in the
    > > accuracy (and size) of the database. Indiana, for example, presents unique
    > > challenges, with its patchwork implementation of DST...
    >
    > Indiana doesn't do DST. But it is true that people on the edges of the state
    > like to know what time it is for their neighbors across the border.
    >

    Part of Indiana does DST, part of it doesn't. In particular, the
    parts of Indiana is in the CT timezone (Gary area) *does* do DST.

    -hpa

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