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Re: Re: Where's my timezone?

by ryan (Pilgrim)
on Feb 13, 2002 at 12:47 UTC ( #145149=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Where's my timezone?
in thread Where's my timezone?

That's the day before, 24 hours behind.

If it is only times, not dates that get transposed then I'm happy, otherwise we're still not quite there.

To help those that want to check/fix this is it right now Wednesday 13 Feb - 9:30PM in Perth. The options right now in the timezone drop down list show UTC+0 at Feb 13 8:30AM, thus counting up to UTC+13 gets you to my correct time. I am also known as GMT+08.

My definitive stab-in-the-dark conclusion: UTC time on PerlMonks is 5 hours behind reality

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Re: Re: Re: Where's my timezone?
by little (Curate) on Feb 13, 2002 at 13:17 UTC
    Well, you are right. It's a bug in the underlying data.
    grin As I write this it is 13.09 GMT (UTC+5), which means it is 22.09 in Perth (UTC+13), same day. So the dropdownlist provides wrong choices, because UTC-11 to UTC-7 are not correct, as they belong to the same day as UTC+-0 and not the previous.
    Why the heck does anyone in this world would chose not to use GMT+-x?
    Have a nice day
    All decision is left to your taste
    GMT-12 UTC-7
    GMT-11 UTC-6
    GMT-10 UTC-5
    GMT-9  UTC-4
    GMT-8  UTC-3
    GMT-7  UTC-2
    GMT-6  UTC-1
    GMT-5  UTC
    GMT-4  UTC+1
    GMT-3  UTC+2
    GMT-2  UTC+3
    GMT-1  UTC+4
    GMT    UTC+5
    GMT+1  UTC+6
    GMT+2  UTC+7
    GMT+3  UTC+8
    GMT+4  UTC+9
    GMT+5  UTC+10
    GMT+6  UTC+11
    GMT+7  UTC+12
    GMT+8  UTC-11
    GMT+9  UTC-10
    GMT+10 UTC-9
    GMT+11 UTC-8
    GMT+12 UTC-7
    Or did I just mix that up cause of our daylight saving stime? no?
      As far as I can see UTC times are correct in the list, it just doesn't go high enough, according to this site, UTC and GMT are the same thing, which I can't confirm, but seem to think is a bit wrong :) I'm assuming Perlmonks has the UTC+0 time correct

      If you live further East of Perth then you are in even more trouble, the Eastern coast of Australia is up to 3 hours ahead of me, (perlmonks)UTC+16

      this site shows UTC-5 (Atlanta) as the same time as UTC+0 on Perlmonks, and verifies my +13 number :) this means the UTC times on perlmonks are 5 hours behind, does it not?

        Yes, UTC == GMT by definition (modulo technicalities, probably). The server thinks that its clock is on UTC (which it used to be), but it's actually on EST (UTC-5), which is the cause of your difficulties, I think.

        If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
            --Michael Flanders

      GMT is UTC allowing for minor shifts in technology.

      Right now, in Dublin, Ireland it's Sunday 17th Februrary UTC 21:32.
      According to the User settings page it's UTC 16:32 here.

      Something's wrong...

      -- Anthony Staines

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