Terrable wrote: "And the proper name is Daylight Saving Time.
For the winter we should push the clock ahead another hour. "
Point #1: "Savings Time", like "nu-qu-lar" weapons, just rolls off the common tongue easier. I'm dyslexic, so saying them the correct way is second-nature to me. ;)
Point #2: Daylight Saving isn't a magic wand that adds hours of daylight. Advancing the clocks another hour works - if you want sunrises after 9AM in New York and at 10AM in indianapolis(same zone as NY).
My website has a lot of server-side (PHP) scripts that handle time
settings in different places.
In the comments, I call DST "Damn Stupid Time", considering that it
makes handling times MUCH more complicated.
For one thing, without DST every day would be 24 hours long.
54 days until the winter celebration (Thursday December 25, 2014
12:00:00 AM for 1 day).
Todd wrote: "Here in the States, Daylight Stupid Time ends Sunday November 2, 2014 "
Todd, if I were standing in front of you I'd give you a super loud high-five and a Vulcan salute! Great minds think alike!
I would think one would use UTC and simply convert upon
display for the correct TZ rather than farting around with
DST conversions. Microsoft's insistance on storing time
relative to the local timezone was a poor choice, that's
So do mine. Never had any trouble what-so-ever.
Do you remember when Windows would keep resetting 2:00
back to 1:00 over and over. Told everyone to leave there
computer off that night. Chuckle, Chuckle.
Heads up on Red Hat 7. It is pure 64 bit. If you are
running any 32 bit Windows apps under Wine, y o u a r e
s o s c r e w e d. It is an absolute disaster.
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