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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
>
> 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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