On Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 11:15:19AM +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
My "on this day" policy is to use the local time if it can be narrowed to
a particular zone where the event happened (and if it makes sense); if it
was universal e.g. moon landings then I'll use UTC; otherwise I'll use the
commonly-observed date e.g. the start/end of the world wars.
I support your policy, but I'd say the ARPA in ARPANET makes it at least
feasible to stick with Zulu time for related milestones.
I'm open to suggestions (including FOAD, in which
case I'll simply find
something better to do).
Personally, I've enjoyed your posts marking anniversaries of these
A lingering gripe that explains my latent
anti-Americanism goes back to
The older I get, the more convinced I am that the "two hard things in
Computer Science" quote came from someone who never had to accurately
report the ages of events predating epoch time.
And I can say as a patriotic American, I did not truly understand the
desperate plight of being a foreigner until I was in Cape Town during
the Super Bowl. After that I limited international travel to extremely
profitable endeavors; otherwise the ROI just isn't there.