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(io9)   This is what time zones look like in Antarctica   ( io9.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Antarctica, time zones, territorial claim, South Pole, coordinated universal times  
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13720 clicks; posted to Geek » on 22 Jan 2013 at 12:20 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-22 08:16:21 PM  
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Count me in for the GMT revolution. Unite the world under one time zone!

/you'd get over it
2013-01-22 02:22:19 PM  
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Boudyro: China's system sounds way more intelligent.

Can't we just behave like an advanced civilization and do away with time zones completely?

Anyone who needs to operate in daylight just continues to do so, who gives a fark what time the clock says in regards to that?

Heathen! Next thing you know, you'll be saying we need to get rid of daylight savings time!
2013-01-22 01:34:03 PM  
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tricycleracer: Cythraul: Why China no like time zones? Why?!

I learned something today.

A country like China, which is really wide, should in theory, have 3 time zones but the government of China has chosen to have the whole country in the same time zone similar to Malaysia.

If you compare the sunrise and sunset information for Shanghai, which is located in the eastern part of China, to the sunrise and sunset information for Lhasa (Tibet), located in the most western part of China, then you will see there is a huge difference. Sunrise in Shanghai might be at 6:30 AM while sunrise in Lhasa will be probably closer to 9 AM. Meanwhile, sunset in Shanghai will be around 5:30 PM and sunset in Lhasa will be at around 7:30 PM. Yet, both cities share the same time as do all cities within China.

I was in china for five weeks, splitting time between Shanghai and Urumqi. The time zone thing is a bit of a pain. The eastern area (Shanhgai, Hong Kong, Beijing) all have a 'normal' day (7am-9pm of sunlight), but out far west, the sun doesn't come up till like 10am and can set close to midnight. while they cant ignore the clock, they just instead shift their daily activities, so you go to work at 11am and come home at 8pm.
2013-01-22 12:59:23 PM  
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Awesome! Let's forward this to Gene Ray the Time Cube guy for his wisdom on the subject.
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