Re: [LEAPSECS] Accommodating both camps

From: Mark Calabretta <mcalabre_at_ATNF.CSIRO.AU>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:00:11 +1100

On Fri 2006/01/27 10:43:21 +1100, Mark Calabretta wrote
in a message to: Leap Seconds Issues <LEAPSECS_at_ROM.USNO.NAVY.MIL>

>In a centrally controlled country like China, the citizens of Kashi can
>bitch all they like about it - as long as they do it quietly. Has
>anyone actually asked them whether they like being 3 hours off solar

...and I should have added that it is no coincidence that China's +0800
timezone matches solar time in Beijing and the other populous eastern
cities of China to within the normal tolerance enjoyed by most of the
other major cities of the world.

Mark Calabretta
Received on Thu Jan 26 2006 - 16:00:56 PST

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