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(Fark)   So, is there an option to set the local timezone? 19 years on, and I've had enough of eastern time   (fark.com) divider line
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325 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 27 Sep 2021 at 8:54 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-27 3:00:32 AM  
20 votes:
Time is an illusion, lunch time doubly so.
 
2021-09-27 1:01:24 AM  
11 votes:
Yup.  It's called "Moving".
 
2021-09-27 2:47:44 AM  
8 votes:
Time is relative.  reject authority and use UTC
 
2021-09-27 10:04:18 AM  
4 votes:

kkinnison: Time is relative.  reject authority and use UTC


As a software developer I approve this message. I wish everyone would switch to UTC rather than worrying about time zones.

Unfortunately the masses are too stupid to understand UTC time.
 
2021-09-27 5:40:30 AM  
3 votes:
I actually grew up just a few miles from the Eastern/Central boundary and had friends on both sides. We actually had to say "Your time or my time?" when scheduling things. I always thought it was funny that I could drive west 1/2 hour and arrive before I left. I was also aware that sunrise where I was was almost an hour later than sunrise on the other border of Eastern time.

Yet with all this horror, we managed to cope and get on with life.
 
2021-09-27 6:01:56 AM  
3 votes:
This is why I hate a round Earth. Reject it. Accept the Flat Earth model.
 
2021-09-27 11:41:30 AM  
3 votes:

Dry Spell: kkinnison: Time is relative.  reject authority and use UTC

As a software developer I approve this message. I wish everyone would switch to UTC rather than worrying about time zones.

Unfortunately the masses are too stupid to understand UTC time.


Some people still call it GMT after almost 40 years.

Fellow developer. I also wish everyone would write their dates in ISO 8601 notation.
 
2021-09-27 9:00:56 AM  
1 vote:
Sure you can.  Cory Doctorow wrote a book about it.
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2021-09-27 10:39:59 AM  
1 vote:
What we need to do is rid the world of the scourge that is daylight savings.  I put my money where my mouth is and moved to Arizona.  Time zones are a trifle to deal with.
 
2021-09-27 11:51:32 AM  
1 vote:
I have it set to saying 9 minutes ago, 3 hours ago etc.  No need to worry about time zone.
 
2021-09-27 1:06:12 PM  
1 vote:
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2021-09-27 1:23:06 PM  
1 vote:
I'm still hoping New England goes Atlantic.

/B-b-but what about Wall Street? They're supposed to be smart. They can figure it out.
 
2021-09-27 2:37:19 PM  
1 vote:

Dry Spell: kkinnison: Time is relative.  reject authority and use UTC

As a software developer I approve this message. I wish everyone would switch to UTC rather than worrying about time zones.

Unfortunately the masses are too stupid to understand UTC time.


Mostly this.  I can see a case for having date changes occur sometime during the night for reasons.  The world could easily get down to around 4 time zones - Americas, Europe/Africa, East and West Asia.  All 6 hours apart.  Wait a minute.  This is starting to sound suspiciously like Gene Ray's 4 sided time cube.  Huh.  Well, maybe the old kook was on to something after all.
 
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